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Spring Snow Storm Warning Ignored

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments · News

Today’s Press Republican reports:

Fatal Accident
Plattsburgh-based State Police reported one person died in a one-car accident at about 5:17 p.m. in the south-bound lane of Interstate 87 just north of Exit 34 in Keeseville.

Second Assistant Fire Chief David Perky of the Keeseville Fire Department confirmed one woman was killed in the accident and a two-month old infant was in critical condition.

“She was gone before we got there,” he said.

He said the woman was in the back seat and was not wearing a seatbelt. She is believed to have been caring for the critically injured infant.

Two other children and one adult were also injured.

The accidents victims are Hasidic Jews and are not believed to be local, Perky said. A Montreal transport van came to retrieve the dead woman’s body, Perky said.

“Road conditions were absolutely terrible,” he said.

Tragedy for sure.

Question: What two events has the media been hyping for the last few days?

Answer: Record-breaking Spring Nor’easter and Governor Corzine not wearing a seatbelt.

I know for a fact that this storm and associated hazards was well known to any person conscious in the Northeastern part of this continent. I also know that at 5pm yesterday the storm was at its absolute worst in this region. Why would anyone put themselves, their family, and emergency workers at risk by driving the Adirondack Northway? An unrestrained baby?! This accident should never have happened.

Update: Apparently this was one of two accidents last night. Both blamed on driving too fast during the storm. And, both accidents involved not wearing seat belts.

Previously: Orthodox Jews Demand Adirondack Cell Coverage

Update: 91 Miles per Hour

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