Monday, September 24, 2007

Roosevelt Island Bridge Stuck - Medical Emergency

Informed by a driver stuck on the Roosevelt Island Bridge last Friday night that a women in labor and a man in cardiac arrest were not able to cross the Bridge to get medical assistance but had to use the Roosevelt Island Tram. I do not know their status and of course hope all is well.
In a medical emergency even a few minutes are critical. These examples illustrate how vulnerable Roosevelt Islanders are when access on or off Roosevelt Island Bridge is unavailable.
Still no information on RIOC's web site.
Video via Truveo and NY1.


Anonymous said...

When I saw the guy hanging from the bridge I wondered why wwe are still asking about emergency planning. Dont we have a gruop called RIRA whose job it is to act on our behalf? If we do, then what is RIRAs position on our emergency plan? Do they say we have one or dont they? Is RIRA real or just another phony organization that should be doing some thing useful but really isnst?