Saturday, July 05, 2014

Tense Moments

(C) 2014 Luke T. Bush

PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY - Friday 7/4/14

After the fireworks last night there was an accident at the intersection of Bridge and Pike streets involving a mother pushing a stroller and a pickup truck.  (The camera metadata recorded with the above image says 7/4/2014 10:17 PM.)

I was on Pike Street, my back to the intersection, when I heard a thud and people yelling.  Turning around I saw the aftermath of an accident.  Apparently a pickup truck was leaving Pike Street and the driver didn't see the mother with the stroller crossing the street.  The stroller was being pulled back from the front of the truck.

The Plattsburgh Police Department must have been short one officer to direct traffic at that intersection where the Campus Corner restaurant is located.  The police did quickly respond to the scene.  The two children seemed to be OK.  One officer used a flashlight to examine the eyes of each child for any indications of a possible concussion (eyes that stay dilated, don't constrict).

The city ambulance arrived and the children were taken to CVPH for further evaluation.  The mother was emotionally distraught but from what I could see she wasn't injured.

I'll update this article with more information if it's available.

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