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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Letter: Don’t blame the tree for fatal Lakeshore crash
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

It is tragic that a life again was lost when a vehicle hit a tree on Lakeshore Road.

Not knowing the reason the vehicle left the road, how is it the tree’s fault?

Speed, inattention, alcohol, drugs, driver error, something wrong with the vehicle, all have nothing to do with the tree.

How many cars pass by that tree every day and there have been two fatalities in two years, yet the blame is put on the tree.

If that was valid, we would have to cut down a lot of trees.

The tree is not at fault, it is only being where it has been for decades.

Also, having driven that stretch of road for many, many years, if drivers obey the speed limit they are unlikely to ever hit the tree.

People need to pay more attention to the rules of the road and their driving.

Ken Clayton
NOTL

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