'F" as in Frank

Too close for comfort

Twice this past weekend motor vehicles ended up crashing in the front yard of Sunnyside homes.

That's two too many, too close for comfort.

In both cases those reportedly to blame for the unwanted yard art fled the scene.

What do you bet neither of those responsible had car insurance? Worse, what do you think the odds are that both individuals had a suspended driver's license?

I see it every time I edit the municipal court records, individuals guilty of hit and run or driving with a suspended license either plead down or simply are given a fine they may or may not pay.

Sunnyside has a law on the books stipulating that those who drive without insurance are to have their vehicles impounded. I hope that law is being enforced, but events of the past weekend make me wonder.

It's the lack of a law that has me concerned for Grandview.

I understand one house was destroyed and there were a couple of disastrous near misses in Grandview over July 4 and into the early morning of July 5. From the reports we received it sounds like fireworks were to blame in some of the instances.

Again, too close for comfort.

I know a ban on fireworks would be unpopular with many in Grandview. After all, it's fun to set off the fireworks.

But I'm wondering if there is a specific place that could be available to set off fireworks away from homes and businesses. Perhaps a park or ballfield?

At any rate, it sounds like the Fourth of July was overall safe in both Sunnyside and Grandview as no serious injuries apparently resulted from the two accidents or the fireworks.

And that's something to be thankful for during a weekend that was too close for comfort for some.


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