Thursday, August 18, 2005

A night broken by sirens

Last night I was relaxing in my big, comfy easy chair shortly after 9 PM when the night was broken by nearby sirens. You could tell that something bad had gone down. I heard multiple ambulances and fire trucks, and they kept going for quite a while. They got quieter, then louder again, a sign that they were taking someone to Southside Hospital. I figured that I'd find out this morning what had happened.

Well, it turns out that some drunken idiot slammed his boat into another under the Robert Moses Causeway in the Great South Bay. He killed a 12-year-old girl from Deer Park and injured the rest of her family. Last night, were all hearing the sounds of a girl and her family being destroyed by a drunk.

UPDATE (8/19): The story has changed. Cops announced that the boat driver had a zero blood alcohol reading, albeit in a test taken four hours after the accident. So I'll just shut up now.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Those damned Kennedys.