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Second person dies following car crash into hospital entrance (1 p.m.)
By The ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 16, 2007 12:57 PM
BROCKTON — A second person has died from injuries sustained when a car crashed into an entrance at the Brockton Hospital, authorities said tosday.

Susan Plante, 60, of East Bridgewater died on Monday night at a Boston hospital, according to the Plymouth district attorney’s office. She was a hospital employee.

A car driven by breast cancer patient Jane Berghold, 76, plowed through the entrance to the hospital’s Radiation Therapy Unit on Monday afternoon.

Dr. Mark Vasa, chief of radiation therapy, was struck and died at the scene. Witnesses say he was trying to push people out of the way when he was hit. Two others were injured.

Berghold said she was shaken and sick to her stomach about the accident.

“I don’t know what happened. I don’t recall much of anything. It all happened too fast,” she told The Enterprise of Brockton.

She said she was diagnosed in April with breast cancer and was headed to the hospital’s radiation therapy center for a consultation.
The car’s brakes, which had recently been worked on, appeared to fail, she said.

“I had gone in and I had to make a right turn, then I had to make a left turn, it was when I went to brake that the car just didn’t stop,” Berghold said.

Police are investigating whether mechanical failure or driver error was to blame for the accident. Berghold has not been charged.

Hmmmm. What do y'all think? Mechanical failure?
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Is Brockton in Kansas, by any chance?
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Nope. Home of the Ted Kennedy diving school. Er ah Massachusetts.
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Man, when I see one of them shitty PT Cruisers on the street I go the other way as fast as I can.

I have yet to see anyone under the age of 100 drive that turd on wheels.

*if anyone here has one, sorry just kiddin'
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"Berghold has not been charged."

No one wants to be mean to a white grandma , a dying one to boot.
What if "she" was a black guy who is dying from drug addiction ?

Keep lookin'...
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"Berghold has not been charged."

No one wants to be mean to a white grandma , a dying one to boot.
What if "she" was a black guy who is dying from drug addiction ?

Keep lookin'...

Oh this is a racial issue is it? Thanks for pointing that out, I'm a bit slow.
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Oh this is a racial issue is it? Thanks for pointing that out, I'm a bit slow.
If you seriously believe the same treatment will be accorded to both , please come
back down from whereever you are. How old are you ? Still in school . That figures.

Two deaths without a charge is not acceptable.
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If you seriously believe the same treatment will be accorded to both , please come
back down from whereever you are. How old are you ? Still in school . That figures.

Two deaths without a charge is not acceptable.
I'm old enough to spot someone with a chip on their shoulder and to be able to spell 'wherever', sonny. Has it occurred to you that she may well be charged once the facts have been established?
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