By now most of you probably have heard that the Gov. Corzine of New Jersey was severly injured in car crash. He was riding with a State Trooper going 91miles an hour and not wearing a seat belt. It is funny how you can have disagreements inside a family about how a thing should be handled. I mentioned to my husband that I thought that the State Trooper most likely would be punished for driving that fast and for allowing a passenger to go without a seat belt. My husband got very indignant and said the Gov. was a big boy and he and he alone was responsible for his not having his seat belt where it should have been. As for the speed, my husband thinks that the only way the trooper would have been going that fast is if the Gov. was putting on the pressure to get some meeting. My husband says that the trooper was probably too intimidated to say no. I said that if the govenor got in my car I would make him wear his seat belt. My husband said, "yes, but the govenor is not your boss" Anyone else have any opinions? PS I am from Pennsylvania and if you want to point out this is none of my business I won't mind.
Apr 19, '07
share your sentiments.
since this is happening in my back yard, was interesting to hear his staff who was in the back seat (all others wearing belts and escaped serious injury) state "boss not ameanable to suggestions"
so a governor who won't listen to experts is now sedated for pain mgmt, on a vent day 5 post mva because of his foolishness while all others are walking around.
[color=#0044bb]corzine may not have been buckled up
[color=#0044bb]corzine's driver had legal leeway
shea said corzine usually wears his seat belt. when asked why the trooper who was driving would not have asked corzine to put on his seat belt, shea said the governor was "not always amenable to suggestion."
a law enforcement official close to the investigation told the associated press on thursday that the governor typically does not wear his seat belt, and that his state trooper detail had not been successful in persuading him...
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 19, '07
Apr 19, '07
Those were interesting articles. I had heard blurbs about his crash on the news, and for some reason I pictured him driving at low speeds and being hit by another driver. I don't know why I pictured that....
He is lucky he did not suffer a head injury or paralysis or death... but, you know at 60 years old, he spent most of his life unbelted. The seat belt laws are relatively new.
And 3 broken leg bones in 3 succesive govenors... I wonder if that should be in the guineus (sp) book of record. Sounds like a dangerous job.
As far as being ticketed even if being hospitalized, yes it happens. In 1999 I was involved in a horrible accident (many months in the hospital and rehab). The officer who was the 1st on scene, came to my room in the hospital to give me a ticket. He said, "I am so glad to see you are alive (I looked really bad the last time he had seen me), but I have to give you a citation." So, I got a ticket for "failure to keep the vehicle under control." I had fallen asleep and rolled the car. I wanted to say, "now how am I suppose to keep the car under control when I am sleeping?" but descided on a more humble approach. And said "thanks for saving my life."
Anyway, hope your govenor comes out OK... And not addicted to pain killers... You don't want him signing things into law when he is high on Vicodin.
Last edit by rngreenhorn on Apr 19, '07
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