2 hurt in Hancock crash

A head-on collision on Route 20 sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries yesterday afternoon. Read more
Avi Dresner

Clifton Park, NY

#1 Aug 1, 2008
My friend was one of the two people involved in this horrible crash. Having the image be the Daily Photo on the Berkshire Eagle website is one thing. Being able to have the image placed on a mouse pad, coffee mug or t-shirt, however, is quite another. Do the proceeds go to the victims or to a reputable charity benefiting victims of car accidents? Why do I doubt it? This is beyond repulsive, and the Eagle should be ashamed of itself.
berkshire

Pittsfield, MA

#2 Aug 1, 2008
Every picture posted on this site can be placed on a mouse pad, mug, etc. They don't choose specific pictures its attached to every image in the newspaper, but im sure if someone actually bought one the money would just goes to the eagle, which I agree is beyond repulsive.
also, I send my prayers to the people involved in this accident. I wish them luck in recovering.
heynow

United States

#3 Aug 1, 2008
I think it would be repulsive to put that on a mug. Howvewr like Berkshire said, its attached to all stories. Some people would go out and buy a mug with their kid playing little leauge or some other harmless photo.

But regardless, I hope your friend is ok. Car accidents really scare the hell out of me.
REALITY

Adams, MA

#4 Aug 2, 2008
In my fire dept., There is a hot zone which people that do not have on protective clothing should not be in!! WHO was in charge of the safety of these people anyway?? Seemed like so many people were LOOKING ON! Go back to your training!
whattheheck

United States

#5 Aug 2, 2008
REALITY wrote:
In my fire dept., There is a hot zone which people that do not have on protective clothing should not be in!! WHO was in charge of the safety of these people anyway?? Seemed like so many people were LOOKING ON! Go back to your training!
How long have you been mopping the floors of the fire station??

Since: Jan 08

Vienna, VA

#6 Aug 2, 2008
Cell phone or blanking out.
Fire GUY

Easthampton, MA

#8 Aug 5, 2008
as a firefighter on the scene I have to ask why aren't the state police doing traffic duty and keeping people away from the scence. the firemen should have been worrying about the victums not the onlookers. so I dont think we have to go back to our training. I think the state police need to do there jobs better.
Also we had a very rapid extracation only about 8 minutes for two victums.
Thats something to be proud of. job well done Richmond and Hancock fire depts.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#9 Aug 5, 2008
Many of those there were EMS and firefighters, were they not?
The onlookers were not helping that much if at all except for the initial crash.
A couple of those in "street clothes" came directly to the scene from their homes or work.
Paul Sintoni, Steve Traver, Dave Morrison, Fran Melnati was in NY with Dave and ended driving to the fire station in Richmond then rolling to the scene I think, I think once Morrison got there Traver went back home to get his turnout gear to help with the cars.

The one truck that was a "open door" wasn't it...the extraction on the Lexus...was just perfect from my unschooled eyes.
But like you I say kudos to the Richmond and Hancock fire/ems.
Emeritus

Richmond, MA

#10 Aug 5, 2008
What were you doing Swinson? And BTW, nicely done, you have provided more info than our great local paper.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 Aug 6, 2008
I was going to the store and happened upon the accident, Steve was already there, as were Paul and a couple others.
The one fellow does bring up a great point about people not wearing turnout gear but I know several rushed there to help v. running back to the fire station to get gear. Example Paul Sintoni, he lives about 3 miles from the scene...and about 5 miles in the wrong direction from the firehouse. So he went to the scene first, helped stabilize the people and give immediate care. The same could be said for Steve Traver, he rushed to the scene to give immediate care, then went back to get his gear once more people were on site. The firefighters did come almost instantly with all equipment and turn out gear and got them out in what seemed to be record time.

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