Sunday, July 31, 2011

Miracle on Witherspoon Street

By Anhar Farag (North Bergen, NJ), Jessica Khaimova (Brooklyn, NY), Shellon Lambert (Jamaica, NY), Nick Marsico (Philadelphia, PA), and Soledad Mendoza (Round Lake Beach, IL)

Today’s lesson: Always keep your notepad handy, because you never know when you’re going to need it.

As we were walking down Witherspoon Street late this afternoon, we noticed flashing red and blue lights, police tape, and people gathering in the square near the public library. Following our journalistic instincts, we were compelled to investigate.

While interviewing those at the scene, we learned that an 86-year-old man had crashed his car into the wall of a parking garage on the far side of the square. The car was crushed—it was a marvel that the driver had survived. Equally shocking, people on the scene told us, was that none of those standing in the crowded square had been injured.

We spoke with firefighters, policemen and bystanders and will be following up on this story. Stay tuned for details in next week’s issue of The Princeton Summer Journal.

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