I’m writing about Frances McQuaige, the Medford woman who told workers at a Burger King in Hackensack, New Jersey, that she was too scared to drive home in the snow. She ended up sitting in her car and died of coronary artery disease with the cold as a contributing factor [“NJ storm victim was from LI,” News, Jan. 27].

I can’t imagine there was no one she could have called, or that no one checked on her to make sure she was in contact with a family member or neighbor.

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The thought of this 78-year-old woman sitting in her car and dying haunts me. We need to look past our own concerns and look out for others.

Ellen Atkins, Huntington