Editor's Note: Patch reported on the on Saturday in which one car's tire blowout led to six hospitalized and four cars damaged. While police said the driver wasn't being charged or issued any summonses at this time, one resident begged for further investigation. His letter to Patch follows:
leaves out one critical contributing factor to the injuries of all involved. That factor would be, of course, speed. The car suffering the blowout (black car) was traveling up Bedford Road at an excessive rate of speed far above the 30 mph speed limit.
Odd that no fault was found. I was home and the blown out tire rolled into my front yard as well as shards of glass. The impact was so great that both tires and wheel assemblies of the black car became dislodged from the vehicle. The sound of the impact was so great that neighbors from Webber Avenue heard it and came up to see what had occurred. I am not an expert in auto accident reconstruction but if the black car was not speeding the hundreds of car parts would surely not have been all over the road. The innocent family in the Toyota Corolla ended up in my neighbor's driveway. It was remarkable to me that they survived. I think Stiloski towed both cars away.
I support our Police Dept. and know they can't be every where all of the time but speed enforcement in our village is truly lacking. This is true on all major thoroughfares (Rt 9, 448, Webber and Sleepy Hollow Rd). Those of us on Bedford Road have asked the past Chiefs and our Trustees for help and enforcement of the speed limit on Bedford Road yet our pleas continue to go unanswered.
I was home during the accident, heard the impact and saw the horrible aftermath.
_ John Conrad, Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow
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