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United States

#24 Dec 21, 2011
lshmaeI wrote:
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My only regret is my loss for words. Specifically, the word "and".
Headlights.
Streetlights.
Residential area.
She hasn't been hit in 88 years...
Apparently she's not that hard to see.
The rest of us missed her.
That guy may as well have run over the pope.
Millie was a great neighbor; an local icon; a landmark; practically an institution. She was also the best source for local news & information, especially un-edited City Council minutes. She worked and she walked where ever she went.
People go too fast through here.
Even parked cars get hit.
By all reports the driver was not speeding. You're sentencing a yound man to a lifetime of guilt. It wasn't his fault. It was hers. I understand your speaking from your heart, because she was a friend but dont convict the driver. Maybe 30 MPH is to fast for that area? It is conjested, lots of parked cars, the mill. the car wash.. maybe 20 MPH would be better. Bottom line though is she walked into traffic. Tragic way for an 80 plus years old woman's life to end but the driver is not at fault. Sorry for your loss.
LFR

Whitesboro, NY

#25 Dec 21, 2011
Can we take this thread back to Millie.
She was a city icon and most knew her. She had a heart of gold and would do anything to help. She also was like a dog looking for a bone when she wanted something done and Millie knew how to get things done.
If you did something she did't like she was not afraid to let you know exactly what that was.
She worked at Elizabeth Garden and babysat after retiring from Salada. She was always doing something.

She attended more council meeting than some of the elected council members.
Many looked after Millie. She will be missed.

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#26 Dec 21, 2011
how about wrote:
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By all reports the driver was not speeding. You're sentencing a yound man to a lifetime of guilt. It wasn't his fault. It was hers. I understand your speaking from your heart, because she was a friend but dont convict the driver. Maybe 30 MPH is to fast for that area? It is conjested, lots of parked cars, the mill. the car wash.. maybe 20 MPH would be better. Bottom line though is she walked into traffic. Tragic way for an 80 plus years old woman's life to end but the driver is not at fault. Sorry for your loss.
Well ya, I'd hate to be that guy.
Your right, it just pisses me off.

I don't know the guy. Sometimes bad things DO things happen to good people, and that's tragic. Nevertheless, sometimes predictable things happen to idiots. People who are chronically pissed off and drive too fast. Hotheads. Hotheads at work, hotheads at home, and hotheads on the road. They beep, tailgate, flash their lights, blare the music, and don't pay attention. Who was this guy?I don't know.

Still others are just busy TEXTING their girl friends. I wonder what the phone records will show.

I never said he was speeding. That was in the paper. How the cop figured that out is a mystery. But you are right. 30 MPH on West Main is too fast, even on a clear day...

We may not have a sign down here that says "slow down". But we have plenty of *signs* that demand a prudent speed.

Blind drives
Traffic
Lots of activity
Toys strewn about yards.
Kids playing on the walk.
Pedestrians
A thin road, parked cars
Poor visibility

Yes, she probably "walked into traffic".
But I'm pretty sure she didn't do it quickly.

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#27 Dec 21, 2011
LFR wrote:
Can we take this thread back to Millie.
She was a city icon and most knew her. She had a heart of gold and would do anything to help. She also was like a dog looking for a bone when she wanted something done and Millie knew how to get things done.
If you did something she did't like she was not afraid to let you know exactly what that was.
She worked at Elizabeth Garden and babysat after retiring from Salada. She was always doing something.
She attended more council meeting than some of the elected council members.
Many looked after Millie. She will be missed.
Well said.
Thanks.
Carry on. I'll shut up now.
lpool

United States

#28 Dec 21, 2011
Too bad those of you who slam what Bassett is doing at the hospital are full of baloney. I have a friend here in Syracuse who sees a specialist at LFH because she is an excellent doctor. There aren't too many folks investing in LF. Bassett is.

“Woof”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#29 Dec 21, 2011
lpool wrote:
Too bad those of you who slam what Bassett is doing at the hospital are full of baloney. I have a friend here in Syracuse who sees a specialist at LFH because she is an excellent doctor. There aren't too many folks investing in LF. Bassett is.
I agree. Bassett is good. Great staff.
Send a pizza to the ER now and then. They like that.
Long Over Due

New York, NY

#30 Dec 21, 2011
lshmaeI wrote:
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Well ya, I'd hate to be that guy.
Your right, it just pisses me off.
I don't know the guy. Sometimes bad things DO things happen to good people, and that's tragic. Nevertheless, sometimes predictable things happen to idiots. People who are chronically pissed off and drive too fast. Hotheads. Hotheads at work, hotheads at home, and hotheads on the road. They beep, tailgate, flash their lights, blare the music, and don't pay attention. Who was this guy?I don't know.
Still others are just busy TEXTING their girl friends. I wonder what the phone records will show.
I never said he was speeding. That was in the paper. How the cop figured that out is a mystery. But you are right. 30 MPH on West Main is too fast, even on a clear day...
We may not have a sign down here that says "slow down". But we have plenty of *signs* that demand a prudent speed.
Blind drives
Traffic
Lots of activity
Toys strewn about yards.
Kids playing on the walk.
Pedestrians
A thin road, parked cars
Poor visibility
Yes, she probably "walked into traffic".
But I'm pretty sure she didn't do it quickly.
Whether or not she quickly walked into traffic isn't the issue, the fact that she walked into traffic on a daily basis is the issue!

I agree its a terrible thing that happened to her (and I truely feel for all who knew and loved her, please don't misunderstand my comments) but it was a preventable accident. She should have waited to cross the street. Yes, 30mph may be to fast for that area but she should have waited.

I can't speak of her on a personal level but I do know who she was, mainly because on multiple occassions, during the day light hours and in the dark early hours of winter, she has stepped out into traffic right in front of my car. I then had to hit my brakes and almost wound up getting rear ended. She was walking slowly, yes, but she happened to wait to start crossing until I was just about to her.

Don't put all the blame on this 20yr old person who now has to live with this for the rest of his life. I'm sure that even if he were doing every single thing right he would still feel horrible at what has happened.
Long Over Due

New York, NY

#31 Dec 21, 2011
Word for word from the Utica OD

LITTLE FALLS —

"A Little Falls woman died Tuesday evening after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing West Main Street, Little Falls police said.

Mildred L. Wilson, 85, was crossing the street at the 300 block of West Main when a car driven by 20-year-old Kyle Harlow, of Dolgeville, hit her, police said.

Wilson was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica where she was later pronounced dead, police said.

“There was no crosswalk, no light, no intersection,” Chief Michael Masi said.“She was just crossing the street.”

Upon striking the victim, Harlow immediately stopped, police said.

Police said Harlow appeared to be driving west on West Main Street as the victim was crossing the street pushing a cart. The driver did not see Wilson because it was dark out and the woman was wearing dark clothing, they said.

Masi said they are still taking statements and investigating the accident, however there doesn’t appear to be any reason for the driver to be at fault.

Speed does not appear to have been a factor either, officials said"
Windy City

Moravia, NY

#32 Dec 21, 2011
Rhondas Dog Max wrote:
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I agree. Bassett is good. Great staff.
Send a pizza to the ER now and then. They like that.
Have only been here a few months but already had a trip to the ER. Was very impressed. Expected more of a clinic but it was, in fact, a bona fide ER. Was well taken care of.(Unfortunately, I do have ample basis for comparison).
helper

United States

#33 Dec 22, 2011
What is Milly's favorite donut????
A headlight!!!!!!!
right next to ya

United States

#34 Dec 22, 2011
helper wrote:
What is Milly's favorite donut????
A headlight!!!!!!!
you can save me a seat in hell because i laughed at it too. rotten bastard
yepper

United States

#35 Dec 22, 2011
right next to ya wrote:
<quoted text>you can save me a seat in hell because i laughed at it too. rotten bastard
your a smelly C
like I said dope

Syracuse, NY

#36 Dec 22, 2011
helper wrote:
What is Milly's favorite donut????
A headlight!!!!!!!
The worst of Little Falls, on display. Ish may have have gone too far but at least he wouldn't have insulted the deceased.

It's a shame someone like Millie gets hit and you're left to walk around.
inthecards

United States

#37 Dec 22, 2011
Dennis is next to go..........to the big suit case in the sky !!!!!!!!!! Heard he like tail-light
dognuts.

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#38 Dec 22, 2011
like I said dope wrote:
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Ish may have have gone too far..
WWMD?
She'd probably say I went too far too.
My apologies to everyone offended.
It was an accident.
Hopefully Mr. Harlow isn't too hard on himself.
Too Late

New York, NY

#39 Dec 22, 2011
lshmaeI wrote:
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Well said.
Thanks.
Carry on. I'll shut up now.
You should have shut up from the beginning.You lost any amount of credibility you may have left on here with such assinine statements.Even if that kid proves to be at fault,you don't know that now.It is an unfortunate accident at this point so don't go mouthing off or some one may take a personal offense to that,and your identity is know by many on here.
like I said dope

Syracuse, NY

#40 Dec 22, 2011
Too Late wrote:
<quoted text>You should have shut up from the beginning.You lost any amount of credibility you may have left on here with such assinine statements.Even if that kid proves to be at fault,you don't know that now.It is an unfortunate accident at this point so don't go mouthing off or some one may take a personal offense to that,and your identity is know by many on here.
I was one of those to call Ish on his error, and I think we should accept his apology (if it's indeed ours to accept). In other words, I think we should move on. Ish knew Millie and I do believe he was upset. Who hasn't said something in anger they'd like to retract later? Ish is still good with me.

Millie would probably ask us to forgive Ish as well. If you can't do it for him, do it for her.

Merry Christmas, all.
lpool

United States

#41 Dec 22, 2011
Let Dennis be. One sad story behind a broken man.
Pattie Warren

New York, NY

#42 Dec 22, 2011
First and foremost, my heartfelt sympathies to all who knew and loved Millie. But I have some facts that all of you folks ought to know. The boy driving the car was my daughters boyfriend. The girl in the passengers seat was my daughter. What they saw that night will haunt them both for the rest of their life.But you should all know the kind of kids they are. Kyle ran to Millie as soon as he stopped his car, held her hand, covered her with his jacket and waited with her for the ambulance so she wasnt alone. My daughter flagged down the next car behind them and asked them to call 911. You see, neither one of them had a cellphone on them. They could have sat in their car and waited for the police, or stood there gawking like some other people did, but instead they showed what amazing young people they are, and they acted with a maturity that not everyone who is posting on here displays. They were NOT speeding, screwing around, drinking, or breaking any laws. It was a terrible accident, and they are both devestated. The young man driving is an outstanding individual, and you can ask anyone in the village that knows him, any teacher, anyone...they will all say the same thing. He is the kindest, big hearted young man that they know and this accident has totally devestated him. Please remember that before you accuse him or point fingers. It could have been anyone driving that car that night.....
Shelby Warren

New York, NY

#43 Dec 22, 2011
As far as I'm concerned, all of you seem to be able to read. ALL of the articles that are about this accident have said the driver wasn't speeding or even at fault. Since most of you know her, you live in little falls and would know right there that there are NO street lights, and there sure is no cross walk. Being in the car that "hit" her, I know EXACTLY what happened. I wish all of you who are saying these cruel things could see what we (my boyfriend and I) saw that night. Take a walk in our shoes before you run your mouths about a situation you obviously do not know anything about. My boyfriend is the kindest person and would never hurt ANYONE. None of you have any right to say anything bad about him. An accident is an accident. He didnt drive up on the side walk and hit her, she was in the road. At night. And wearing dark clothing. I wouldnt wish this to happen to even my worst enemey. We are devastated this happened and even more upset that she passed. Maybe you all should re-read what happened before you post your "wisdom" on here. Grow up people

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