Congratulations and gratitude to the Westchester County Police, the Ossining Fire Department, the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps., and A&P Towing, who all worked together to save this man's life. It is wonderful to know these emergency workers will come running when any one of us is in need. View Comment
Here's an idea. How about following the teachings of Jesus Christ:
1. If anyone says, I love God, but hates the brothers or sisters, he is a liar...Whoever loves God must also love the brothers and sisters. I John 3:20, 21.
2. "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. John 14:12
The Hispanic community holds a live "Stations of the Cross" procession throughout the Village of Ossining every year on Good Friday. When my son, Cooper, was six, I brought him downtown to see the procession go by, and try as best I could to explain the Passion Play. So we parked in front of the Ossining Bakery and waited for Jesus, the soldiers, Mary, and the thousand or so followers to pass by. Well, the procession stopped right in front of us, and the soldiers proceeded to crucify Jesus right there for Cooper to see. We couldn't leave because our car was blocked in. Well it is nine years later, and I am happy to report that Cooper started talking again last week. View Comment
I don't think speed was a factor. If the police are being meticulous with their investigation, how is this an example of incompetence? If I am involved in an accident like this, I hope the police will be as careful and complete as the Westchester County Police proved themselves to be. View Comment
Accidents like this take time to clear because:
-Victims must be rescued by firefighters.
-Police investigations have to take place, especially when there is an injury. Measurements, photos, angle analysis, all take time, and the vehicles have to stay where they are during the investigation.
-Once the preliminary investigation is completed, the vehicles have to be taken away. To get a fully loaded garbage truck upright, the towing company has to use two heavy duty tow trucks, a massive airbag system, and experts who know how to operate the equipment slowly and carefully to not create more tragedy. Firefighters and equipment stay on the scene in case of a fire or spill.
-After the vehicles are removed, police need to finish their investigation with measurements and photos of where the vehicles laid.
-Often, the vehicles involved in the accidents leak fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid—all toxic to people and the environment. A trained clean up crew comes in to remove the waste after the vehicles are taken away and the investigation is complete.
All this takes time. Thank you to all the police, fire, towing, and cleaning personnel involved in helping at this accident scene. You did a careful, complete and fantastic job.