[“While the precise cause of the Metro-North crash in Valhalla is still under investigation, it’s crystal clear that the existence of the rail grade crossing played at least some role in the fatal, tragic accident] He is simply brilliant. Of course the RR crossing played some part in the tragedy. If it wasn't there then there would have been no accident. Chuck always has to have his face in front of a camera.
The tragedy could have been averted if the woman had not moved her vehicle forward onto the tracks of the approaching train. The lights were flashing. What was she thinking? The blame for this tragedy is on her and her decision. This shows again that some people should not be in back of the steering wheel. I defy someone to show me one of these incidents that the driver was not to blame. It seems from the records incidents like this have gone down all over the country except in New York. Now that leaves me only two conclusions. Either the crossings are not working properly or the drivers are in some sort of hurry and disregard the warnings. In this case the warning light came on in time and the gates lowered as they should have. Conclusion, driver error.
As to the third rail. Has anyone thought that the vehicle itself caused the third rail to come apart? The train certainly didn't tear it apart. View Comment
This really annoys me. [Also, Brody had only been driving the 2011 Mercedes since December and may not have been completely familiar with it, officials said.] The next thing, the Mercedes SUV will be blamed for the tragedy. I can see this going to court and not only will her estate be sued but also the Mercedes Benz company.
There are people driving on the road today that don't belong there. Stop signs, yield signs, stop lights and RR crossing lights and barriers must be observed and obeyed. Too many distractions for today's drivers and with a driving test that is a laugh, to say the least.
Bill, she drove forward onto the tracks. What is so hard to understand? This I find interesting [ “conduct a thorough investigation, to determine the facts surrounding them and determine probable cause.” ] Stupidity, plain and simple. Some people should not be driving motor vehicles. The next thing they will be blaming the Mercedes for the tragedy. View Comment
Hats off to the Yorktown Highway department. They seem to be carrying out the tradition of the past highway supervisor. Thank you Mr. Dave Paganelli and your fine crew for all that you do. View Comment
I wonder if these same democrats will be saying anything negative about the invite of Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of congress like their President did? It seems that some of them have forgotten the Holocaust with some of the things they do any say. Gun control for one. View Comment
Cops responded to a call regarding someone with a gun. With that kind of call, you take great care to protect not only yourself but the other responders. Too many cops are being gunned down recently. It is better to be safe than dead. At least these youths used their heads and made the proper response to commands given by the officers. Unlike others that think that they don't need to they did.
Tek, until you put YOUR life in danger protecting your fellow citizen like these cops do each and every day, stay in Kauai. We don't need you here. View Comment
Maybe " Rajjon" if you actually lived or worked in the city you would see the work that the NYPD does each and every to protect the law biding citizens. You my friend sound like one of the uniformed masses. View Comment
Does she know what the cost this will cost the taxpayers? The camera's are the cheap part. Has anyone calculated what the cost of storing these videos? Just how long do you store these videos will be? Who will have access to them? I just love Democrats, they make all these proposals and really don't understand how much they will cost the taxpayer. Prime example the ACA. It was supposed to save the average family $2500/yr. You could keep your plan if you liked it, period. You could keep your doctor, period.
These politicians should activate their brain before making these proposals. View Comment
As usual a Democrat blaming something else for his/her failure. People did not buy his book because he was campaigning or that his father was in the hosipitol. The book obviously isn't that good or he is not as popular as he imagines. Take some responsibility Mr. Cuomo. You are lucky you have not been indicted so far. . View Comment
Well we now know the outcome and Yorktown is poorer for it. You may ask why do I write that? It seems that Ms. Siegel is living in the past. She thinks that Yorktown is just a little town like Cold Springs with lots of rich people living there. She is opposed to Costco being built here in Yorktown. I just love those that get elected that seem to be so well off themselves that they don't think of those who aren't. Costco will bring jobs and increase our tax base. It will replace a structure that has fallen into disrepair. Costco is a win/win situation for the taxpayers of Yorktown.
When you see the past town supervisor and present town councilwoman, ask her why she is opposed to Costco. View Comment
Lawyers are lower than even pond scum. Can you imagine if the automobile companies were sued each and every time a person was killed by a motor vehicle. Show me the difference in responsibility by the manufacturer of each product. For that matter how about the manufactures of eating utensils? Should they be sued by scum pond lawyers for the American citizen being overweight or obese?
The deaths at the school were caused by one thing, the fact it was designated a " Gun Free Zone ". Don't you think that Adam Lanza picked the school because of the fact he would face no armed resistance? If you notice the great majority of these killings occur on " gun free zones ". Even Fort Hood is a gun free zone for most part. View Comment
"With New Christie also in the mix, it looks like Republican voters are favoring more moderate choices for 2016." Isn't that just the thing that lost the republicans the White House the last two times? Did you not see the results of the 2014 elections. The American people want a change. We don't need o more of the same. The United States needs a strong conservative leader who will be respected by the people of our country and the world. We do not have that now!