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Trauma-san

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Tragedy in New York :(
« on: October 15, 2003, 02:53:44 PM »
Unfortunately, the Staten Island Ferry wrecked today, and killed @ least 14, injuring 34.  Yet another tragedy for New Yorkers.  
 

Don Breezio

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Re:Tragedy in New York :(
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2003, 02:57:24 PM »
Unfortunately, the Staten Island Ferry wrecked today, and killed @ least 14, injuring 34.  Yet another tragedy for New Yorkers.  

damn thats crazy...its wierd cuz when you think about the way people die you generally think of murder or old age or whatever...not many people think about the fact that they could die on their way to work one day...especially on a boat.
 

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Re:Tragedy in New York :(
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2003, 03:07:52 PM »
they said only 10 died.  i know some1 who takes that ferry 2 i dunno if she was on it tho i hope shes alright
 

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Re:Tragedy in New York :(
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2003, 07:11:08 PM »
Damn. RIP to those who lost their life.

Check this out:

NEW YORK -- Multiple sources told NewsChannel 4 that the ferry's pilot, Assistant Captain Richard Jeffrey Smith, who is either 53 or 54, left the ferry immediately after Wednesday's accident that killed at least 10 and drove to his home in the nearby Westerleigh section of Staten Island.

There, he reportedly locked himself in the bathroom, slit his wrists and used some sort of low-caliber firearm -- either a pellet or BB gun -- in an attempt to take his own life, according to a police official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Smith is responsible for docking the craft.

Someone in the household called 911, and an ambulance took him to St. Vincent's hospital on Staten Island -- the the same hospital where many of the victims of the accident were taken -- and underwent surgery, said Dr. Pietro Carpenito.  

The Department of Transportation runs the ferries, and a source there told NewsChannel 4 that two captains would normally be in the wheelhouse aboard the Andrew Barberi.

Smith's home on Margaretta Court is now a crime scene roped off with police tape and surrounded by detectives.

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said all crew members are being interviewed and will be tested for drugs and alcohol.

http://www.wnbc.com/traffic/2557437/detail.html

Damn.
 

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Re:Tragedy in New York :(
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2003, 10:40:31 PM »
damn man RIP to those people.  thats crazy.