Last Thursday night, you read about a . As the story developed, we learned an East Hampton man was shot leading to a high-speed chase from East Hampton Village to Southampton Hospital— an unusual incident for the town. The with reckless driving and fleeing a police officer and the about a week later. Both he and the .
Readers sounded off on all of these developments. Here's a round-up of some of the most interesting and thoughtful comments.
: "You mean to tell me they couldn't catch a Hyundai Elantra?"
: "smh I love you Freddie!"
said, "People are shot hundreds of times a day all over the country. This is no excuse to drive in a reckless manner to the hospital, endangering the public. The only exception would be if they were out in the middle of nowhere, unable to call for help."
, "When its a life or death situation does a ticket really matter? I'm very grateful for the volunteers, but the response time is not always the best especially when you tack on the time it takes to get to the hospital. I've seen the Ambulance show up in a matter of a few minutes and I've seen it take up to a half hour for the ambulance to show up while at the police station no less with an unconscious and barley breathing victim. And that was not even during tourist season. She might of saved a life."
: "Yes a ticket matters. If everyone has the mentality that they can drive themselves at any speed to the hospital iin an "emergency" it would be chaos. I know many ambulance personnel and er nurses and doctors and the things people consider emergencies are appalling. Sniffles, broken toes, broken fingers, small cuts barely enough for a stitch. Can you imagine the high speed driving going on daily for these "emergencies". Aside from that, knowing the victim, and the suspect, they may not have wanted police involvement..."
: "He without sin cast the first stone, secondly don't think anyone should be putting ppl criminal record out like that, anyway it would have been best to just wait on the ambulance things we do in life sure got consequences."
: "Instead of chasing the car or cailing the ambulance, why didn't the police safely escort her to the hospital with their lights and sirens."
: "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved."
said, "I have known Frank Hannah for years. He is a sweet guy who did a very stupid thing and the gun fired. Both victim and accused have stated it was an accident. Let's keep this fair and in perspective."
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