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Letter: Both drivers bear responsibility in limo tragedy

Five people were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries after

Five people were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries after a collision in Middle Island involving three vehicles, including a bus with handicapped passengers, police said. (March 2, 2012) Photo Credit: Christopher Sabella

Newsday's headlines did all they could to convict the driver of the pickup truck for DWI. Really, it's the limo driver who should also be scrutinized.

The limo driver may have been distracted with all the noise and conversations with so many people in one vehicle. When he made the U-turn, he should have been very alert and looking all around.

Why is there a fad for stretch limos? They're a hazard to drive. Stop this nonsense and use as many smaller cars as are necessary. What are they stretching, anyway? A dollar?

Both drivers took too much for granted. When you drive, you play with death at the wheel.

Charles J. Lercara, Flushing


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