Letter for Friday, January 17, 2020

Thank you for help after accident

On Thursday, Jan. 9, after just arriving in Kauai, my husband and I were driving on Highway 56 heading into Kapaa from the airport. We were in an accident and traveled off the side of the road, ending up in a deep drainage ditch full of water.

We sincerely wish to thank the many passersby who stopped to help us, the police and EMS personnel, and the wonderful staff at Wilcox Hospital.

We were overwhelmed by the kindness and helpfulness extended to us by everyone we met, and especially by Leonora Carlos of H3 Taxi.

We are back home now safe and sound.

Tom and Suzanne Jeffrey, St. Louis

  1. JAMES January 17, 2020 8:07 am Reply

    I happened to crawl by (thanks to your crash) and see the rental car in the drainage ditch in the water at the Wailua golf course that day. I wondered, “How the hell did that happen?”. We still haven’t been told. Please enlighten us. How did the accident happen?

    1. Why January 17, 2020 5:17 pm Reply

      Not that it’s any of your business, really. You know accidents happen? I’m sure they are sorry to have inconvenienced you.

      1. JAMES January 18, 2020 8:39 am Reply

        I don’t know why we call them accidents. They are not accidents. They are crashes. Crashes have causes; usually one party is negligent and causes the crash. It’s public knowledge available in a police report. Why shouldn’t the public know about these crashes? Isn’t this a newspaper? This is not a situation where a person’s privacy is being invaded. Why are you against the truth being told to the public? Maybe by knowing the fact, future crashes can be avoided and injuries prevented.

        1. awapuhi452 January 19, 2020 5:23 am Reply

          You have made a good point, James. Mahalo!

        2. Why January 19, 2020 10:42 am Reply

          We can all be really happy for how perfect you are. Sometimes crashes are accidents. People need not make dire assumptions and put words in others’ mouths. Anyone who needs to know more truth can walk into the station and ask for a copy of the police report… especially if it is that much of a safety concern.

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