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long island briefs: one killed, two hurt in ridge car crash -- ...

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from May 31, 2008, titled long island briefs: one killed, two hurt in ridge car crash -- .... In it, Newsday reports that:

A 74-year-old man was killed and two women, one pregnant, were badly injured Friday after a two-car accident in Ridge, police said.

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Ben from Leisure Glen

Englishtown, NJ

#1 May 31, 2008
Were the victims from Leisure Glen, Village, or Knoll?

Hopefully, the DMV will mandate retesting seniors. These people around here are horrible drivers. Full of entitlements, they OWN the road.
Death Race

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 31, 2008
Ben from Leisure Glen wrote:
Were the victims from Leisure Glen, Village, or Knoll?
Hopefully, the DMV will mandate retesting seniors. These people around here are horrible drivers. Full of entitlements, they OWN the road.
I agree that seniors should be retested, but in this case it was the 28 year old that drove over into oncoming traffic. Most likely she was playing with the radio, cell phone or fumbling through her bag for something like most women do.
What

Florham Park, NJ

#3 May 31, 2008
Ben from Leisure Glen wrote:
Were the victims from Leisure Glen, Village, or Knoll?
Hopefully, the DMV will mandate retesting seniors. These people around here are horrible drivers. Full of entitlements, they OWN the road.
Did you even READ the story????
Richie

Melville, NY

#6 May 31, 2008
Ben from Leisure Glen wrote:
Were the victims from Leisure Glen, Village, or Knoll?
Hopefully, the DMV will mandate retesting seniors. These people around here are horrible drivers. Full of entitlements, they OWN the road.
Ben, my dear friend Bob was driving in the right lane, exactly where the 74 year old should have been. Read the story again and get your facts right before you make such idotic statements.
Richie

Melville, NY

#7 May 31, 2008
Ben, put your glasses on and focus. My dear friend Bob was driving in the proper lane. It was the younger driver who drove into him. Get you facts straight before you mae such idotic statements.

Since: Mar 07

Englishtown, NJ

#8 May 31, 2008
I came upon this accident with my daughter yesterday moments after it occurred. It was on a bad part of the road (what part isn't) where most of the time everyone cuts the bend and drives over the line. It's very easy to go even further over the line if you aren't paying attention to what you're doing when you're driving.
The helicopter landed at the school just down the street and the pregnant mom was transported very quickly. She's very lucky to be alive and so is her baby as the car was a crushed can.
I am so sorry for the couple. A man who was doing the right thing has now lost his life and his wife is in serious condition.
Living right around the block from the Leisure communities I am a strong advocate for re-testing once you reach the age of 60. Reflexes are not what they were when you were 20. Many seniors have vision problems and continue to drive. I've seen one too many accidents and near accidents caused by seniors, although it wasn't a senior causing the accident in this case. Maybe one day motorists will learn that not only can't they drink and drive, they can't talk/text and drive at the same time either.
Neighbors of Bob and Ceil

Brooklyn, NY

#9 May 31, 2008
Our good friend and neighbor Bob was bringing his lovely wife Ceil to the doctor. He was very loving to her. Bob was a very active "senior" (much like Ben from Leisure Glen - I suppose) with a wry sense of humor. He would be very insulted to think anyone thought he was an unfit driver. He was a retired NYC police officer and a very responsible citizen. RIP Bob-we will miss you every day; we will look after Ceil for you.

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