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Fatal Crashes (19 Dead This Week; 5 Dead This Year)

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  • Steve

    Another shocking round of death and injuries. Take a moment, imagine that you are the parent, child or sibling of the person injured or killed in the report, and let it sink in.

    The whole get-drunk-and-drive-on-New-Year’s-Eve phenomenon reminds me of the Star Trek episode where two alien worlds have reached such an advanced stage of “civilization” that they engage in warfare by lauching computer-simulated attacks on each other, with the computer-designated “victims” reporting to death chambers to be killed.

    When are we going to stop these ritualistic deaths in sacrifice to the car gods?

  • ddartley

    Bring back 55 on the highway, for @#$% sake.

  • Maria

    Boy, I can’t wait til Gov. Spitzer turns Route 17 into Interstate 84, or whatever number they’re going to give it.

    Turn it into a rail line.

  • Steve

    I hear you Maria. I can remember getting drunk on New Year’s Eve back when I was a teenager and taking the LIRR home. All that happened was that I threw up and the conductor ordered me off the the train at Carle Place where I had to wait two hours fo the next train home.

    I say, curfew all private autos on New Year’s Eve and equip all trains with barf bags!

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