Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Case of the Sunken Car

Here's a real local "cliffhanger": Bloomfield resident Scott Garder has his Honda slip off a 25 ft embankment and deep into the frigid waters of Greenwood Lake. He manages to climb out of the submerged car and hitch a ride back to his Bloomfield where he reports the accident. Only coverage so far was in a local Middletown NY paper: We're still waiting to see another newspaper fill in the blanks. Did he or the stranger who picked him up have a cell phone? Could he have dialed 911 (or AAA) earlier to retrieve the car? How crucial is the time factor? Bottom line he can expect to be ticketed for "Leaving the scene of an accident"

1 comment:

  1. Cell phone reception can be spotty up there... I know from experience.

    Also, with a plunge like that I'd wonder about a concussion or some sort of head injury leading to fuzzy thinking or decision making.