Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Corzine vehicle doing 91 mph on Garden State on way to Imus

Hurrying to meet Imus and the Rutgers women's basketball team, Corzine was going 91 mph in a 65 mph zone. AP reported: The SUV carrying Gov. Jon S. Corzine was traveling about 91 mph moments before it crashed, Superintendent of State Police Col. Rick Fuentes said Tuesday. Early statements had indicated the Corzine vehicle was going with the flow of traffic; was everyone going 91 mph?

IPBiz had previously noted: While various newspapers are banging on the fact that Corzine was NOT wearing a seatbelt (a violation of state law), it seems that the two Chevy Suburbans of the governor were travelling at a high speed. With emergency lights on these flashing, there may not have been much time to react.

A different post on April 14 had noted:

According to this graphic, if you look at the distance between the red pickup and the white truck after it supposedly veered into the right lane from the shoulder and hit its front end the white truck clearly had enough time to turn back to the right or at least straighten out instead of continuing to veer over to the left hitting Governor Corzine's SUV. But that then tells me one thing... they are lying by saying speed was not a factor because if it wasn't it would have in my view been easier to control the truck and the accident might have been avoided or been less serious even though the Governor was said to not have his belt on.

A "speed not a factor" assertion was on msnbc:

Rasinski also was injured. His condition was not disclosed, but Codey said he was expected to be released from the hospital Friday. A governor’s aide in the vehicle was not hurt, authorities said.

The speed limit was 65 mph. State police said speed was not believed to be a factor, but they had no immediate word on how fast the SUV was going [IPBiz: 91 mph.]. Shea said he did not know whether its air bags deployed. [IPBiz: they didn't.]


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