Judge Wesley injured in crash

Full story: Brattleboro Reformer

A local judge was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle.
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vtperson

Springfield, MA

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Aug 7, 2010
 
I am sorry to hear this happened. I have been in Judge Wesley's courtroom, and found him to be fair and reasonable. He definitely listened attentively, asked questions, and when others were trying to delay and continue the hearing, he said, "No we are going to get this done today!" I was appreciative. I frequently drive that particular part of rt. 30, and once was rear ended in that very spot when I was sitting stationary waiting to turn onto Williamsville road, blinker and all. I find it a very tricky area especially when the swimming hole is packed. I don't have an answer to this issue ,but I wonder now that this man who is one of our best judges has been struck there, maybe there will be action....?
Poor managment

Brattleboro, VT

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Aug 7, 2010
 
This is so sad. Judge Wesley is one of the most honorable and honest and sincere judges you could possibly have to serve . Its not about winning or losing with him, its about whats right and the truth. He truly cares, and he gets to the bottom of whats actually going on. Its about the truth with him, and he does not tolerate crap. Many state prosecutors, lawyers and Judges could learn alot from this man.
Get well soon. The people of this state need you.. they also need more like you when it comes to honesty and integrity.
Maybe those running for office will get the hint that doing the honorable and right thing is more important to people than winning or losing, and lying. Making a person a mark to show others at election time just puts you in bad lighting with the people.
flat lander

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Aug 7, 2010
 
Sits all day so biking to/from work can be healthy and good. Just like in the court one quick word or pause can change the day. best luck in recovery Judge. P.S. I have never met or seen Judge Wesley nor any other court or law official in my travels in this life nor the past one either.
Hill lander

Brattleboro, VT

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Aug 7, 2010
 
flat lander wrote:
in my travels in this life nor the past one either.
Ahhhhh, now it all falls into place.

"Neurotics build castles in the sky.
Psychotics live in them."
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

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Aug 7, 2010
 
My bet, Judge Wesley will be racing to get back to the saddle of his bicycle. Stay out of his way with him getting back on his bike.

DHMC, it is a very very good hospital, but you got to watch the bottom level nursing staff very carefully. There are issues of do they have enough lower level nurses and over loaded, and frankly their skills levels. The older and educated nurses are much better. Their doctors are as far as I am concerned the best in the USA.

I am not saying there is medical care impairment...all I am saying is you do well by knowing the systems vulnerabilities.
flat lander

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#6
Aug 7, 2010
 
my money is on his recovery but no betting till I pay Fran back for the coffee. Mike which one of those "tics" words I'm I or both depending on medication.
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

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#7
Aug 7, 2010
 
Where you been flat lander...I miss trying to figure what you are saying?
Mainermike

Bristol, ME

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Aug 7, 2010
 
THE SUN CAN BE AS HAZARDOUS AS ALCOHOL ON THE ROAD

I'm glad this accident had nothing to do with alcohol, as I have little respect for those who endanger the lives of the rest of us because they're too irresponsible to stay off the road when they shouldn't be on it.

I can sympathize with anyone blinded by the sun while driving, however. I've been lucky not to have hit anything while driving into the sun. Who hasn't?
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

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Aug 8, 2010
 
Yea, there is slaughter on the roads with cars every day...and we hear about a bike accident once a month.
stanleystanley

Dover, NH

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#10
Aug 8, 2010
 
This is every bikers nightmare. We have all had close calls. I don't ride on Rte 30 in the evening anymore.

Hope all is well Jack. Get well soon.
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

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Aug 8, 2010
 
That would not get my alarm bells going off, a on coming car coming across traffic and whacking me. The assumption is he has enough time to see me. But we all know how risky it is on the roads.

That reminds me, I got confused with the green arrows going across traffic at a intersection many years ago in Atlanta Ga. I jumped right out in front of oncoming traffic and a car broadsided me. I was completely a fault. Everyone was shaken up. The insurance company kept asking me questions, calling me repeatedly about the accident. I kept telling them I was at fault period. The insurance guy got frustrated, finally blurting out Mr Mulligan everyone in the car you hit were active practicing chiropractors (3 people). Image what my insurance company paid out?

Imagine finding out you hit judge on a bicycle by mistake?
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

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#12
Aug 8, 2010
 
So heading south on a bike, why wouldn’t being on the wrong side of the road or riding on the side with on coming traffic be more safe....the river side. You know the West River blocks most traffic intersection....no bridges. I don’t know the conditions of the biking lane on the river side of the road is like. Why no warning signs for bicyclist about the vulnerabilities of the sun?

I know it get a bit dicey with two bikers passing each other head on?
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Aug 8, 2010
 
wesley like to laugh when he violates people's right's in his court room, i hope he dies,
too bad he missed
Green Mts

Bellows Falls, VT

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Aug 8, 2010
 
I will keep my fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. I worked with him for several years & found him to be a very kind and fair man. He definitely has always enjoyed his biking. Let's hope that he can get back to the things he loves to do really soon! I have to chuckle at the people that like to say negative things about him. My guess is, you were probably in the wrong to begin with if you were standing in front of him & not enjoying what he had to say to you. Wake up-he's just doing his job!
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

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#15
Aug 8, 2010
 
This has nothing to do with Judge Wesley...but it is fascinating comment about "he was just doing his job". are we following a mechanical job or was are we following our conscience. It is a interesting comment about the rule of law...meaning the laws have to have a wider “just” content.

We got into humongous institutional troubles with people playing the job game or just doing his job...more a job cult, without a “just” or ethical or moral content of performing a behavior...working!

Can we drop our conscience when “we are just doing our jobs”! A enormous percentage of us are doing exactly that...just mechanically doing our jobs without a real conscience.

Anything for a paycheck?
The Truth

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#16
Aug 9, 2010
 
They don't airlift someone to Dartmounth Hitchcock for non-life threatening injuries. Hhe is hurt much worse than this article implies. Rumor is he has brain damage. Instant Karma's gonna get you Jack. In the end we all get what we deserve and you had this coming.
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

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Aug 9, 2010
 
"In the end we all get what we deserve and you had this coming."

Yep, and when it ends for all of us, we are going to see it all. We are going to understand the context of all our behaviors on planet earth...

All of us!
Scummy Liberal Elites

Brattleboro, VT

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Aug 9, 2010
 
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Yep, and when it ends for all of us, we are going to see it all. We are going to understand the context of all our behaviors on planet earth...
All of us!
Its a nice thought, and its certainly possible. But not probable. Fear drives our superstitions. But fear of death really is silly: most likely when those synapses stop working, so does consciousness. So its not like you can suffer. Or perhaps we are incredibly lucky and consciousness does continue after death in some fashion, in which case we are psyched! Hope for the best, but plan for the worst -- always the smartest strategy in chess and life. Live for the moment, create paradise here. Give, love, live and don't short sell your life now - because you have hopes of another life after.

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