Tree falls on two cars in Roslyn Heights

Tree falls on two cars in Roslyn Heights

There are 40 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 5, 2008, titled Tree falls on two cars in Roslyn Heights. In it, Newsday reports that:

A large tree toppled onto two cars Saturday afternoon on I.U. Willets Road at the border of the villages of Old Westbury and Roslyn Heights, near the Exit 30 ramp off the Northern State Parkway.

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Deb

Medford, NY

#21 Jul 6, 2008
Someone should ride eastbound along Vets Highway around that area. There are large trees growing sideways off landscaping that has NO retaining walls. One good rain or snow, and Vets will be covered by trees.
jon kaiman

East Setauket, NY

#22 Jul 6, 2008
It was my fault. The tree didn't pay me the vig. I collect campaign contributions from everyone and everything. And remember, Christmas is a dirty word!
jon kaiman

East Setauket, NY

#23 Jul 6, 2008
murof wrote:
What does I.U. mean?
As Town Supervisor I know this. Istanabus Ubanga Willets. He was a famous Prussian immigrant noted for saying "don't use the word Christmas withing 500 yards of sacred town property." The reason this particular tree was not cut was that the crew was whisling Silent Night on the day they were suppoed to cut it back. I, as Town Supervisor, issued a decree to stop aand cease work on the projectimmediately.
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#24 Jul 6, 2008
murof wrote:
What does I.U. mean?
I. U. Willets was Isaac Underhill Willets, a wealthy farmer way back when.
jon kaiman

East Setauket, NY

#25 Jul 6, 2008
Balto wrote:
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I. U. Willets was Isaac Underhill Willets, a wealthy farmer way back when.
No you are wrong. I am the Town Supervisor and I am never wrong.
Darwin

Fishkill, NY

#26 Jul 6, 2008
Deb wrote:
Someone should ride eastbound along Vets Highway around that area. There are large trees growing sideways off landscaping that has NO retaining walls. One good rain or snow, and Vets will be covered by trees.
Complain when they build a wall, complain when they don't, complain when they take down the trees and then complain when they don't. All you people do is whine and wait for the government to take care of you like mommy does.
Airflat

United States

#27 Jul 6, 2008
My Mommy is drunk. She can't even take care of herself.
Dick Hertz

Randolph, NJ

#28 Jul 6, 2008
Wow...trees falling in good weather on Long island! Just imagine what is going to happen when we get hit with the next hurricane. Get your generator now.
sassy

Cumming, GA

#29 Jul 6, 2008
LIAM wrote:
Good thinking Honch! If ya have been wearing a helmet all these years on the mini bus, why not continue wearing it in your car.
now thats FUNNY!!!!
thst

Parlin, NJ

#31 Jul 6, 2008
of more recent vintage? what is the author doing with that phrase???
Groucho

Hicksville, NY

#32 Jul 6, 2008
Talk about your number being up.
Albertson Resident

Belmar, NJ

#33 Jul 6, 2008
CBS Reported that she reported the tree to the Town of Hempstead with no help... of course she wouldnt get help, cause she lives in the town of north hempstead... besides she works at waldbaums.. she was very rude to me one day... The tree is on her property... It may have not been put there by her. but its her responsibility to maintain it if it is effecting the sidewalks or fences along the street. She didnt wake up to this tree... Did she?
GeeWhiz

AOL

#34 Jul 6, 2008
I heard last night on Channel 4 news that it was a 30 year old male. No names were released due to kin notification.
Unbelievable

Old Bridge, NJ

#35 Jul 6, 2008
Todd Schuster wrote:
... as far as the Mexicans comment goes, that area is high income, very bucolic. i wouldn't csll it a slum like Crimedanch & uniondale. Not saying crime doesn't happen in this area, but a lot less than others.
No Mexicans? Who's doing the landscaping and the other contracting jobs then?
Meet the FOKRs

Milford, CT

#36 Jul 6, 2008
Asleep at the switch

Port Washington, NY

#37 Jul 6, 2008
jon kaiman wrote:
It was my fault. The tree didn't pay me the vig. I collect campaign contributions from everyone and everything. And remember, Christmas is a dirty word!
Sadly, this is quite believable.

Since the recent "show trial", building inspectors have not been collecting.
Michael

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#38 Jul 6, 2008
My condolences to the family of the victim of this accident. Regardless of the responsible parties for the tree (if, indeed, there are any) someone is dead, and it's just not funny.

Life is a fragile thing - and every second counts. Just think, had he been 15 seconds ahead (or behind) his current schedule, he either would have gone by and missed it, or seen it fall and stop.

I pray he did not suffer long.
jon kaiman

East Setauket, NY

#39 Jul 6, 2008
Asleep at the switch wrote:
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Sadly, this is quite believable.
Since the recent "show trial", building inspectors have not been collecting.
McDonough was the only honest one I couldn't turn for my benefit.
hate people from Mastic

AOL

#40 Jul 8, 2008
Too bad it didn't fall on Shirley from Mastic
Frap

Bronx, NY

#41 Mar 15, 2010
hate people from Mastic wrote:
Too bad it didn't fall on Shirley from Mastic
Too bad your father didn't pull out.
Booyah! 2 year old post bump!

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