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Man, 2 children escape serious injury in Thruway rollover

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State police say a 58-year-old man and two young children have escaped with just minor injuries after their vehicle crashed and rolled over on the Thruway. Troopers say Ronald Hoyt of Albany was driving in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 late Tuesday afternoon when he had a coughing fit triggered by a medical condition. Hoyt lost control of his vehicle, causing it to veer off the highway and hit a guard rail. The vehicle ...

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Holly Clark
January 2, 2013
2:16 p.m.

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Oh, please - he was ticketed? Don't you think he was punished enough? Let's focus on those who drink and drive, causing serious mayhem.

January 2, 2013
3:08 p.m.

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So let that be a lesson to all of us. If you have a sneezing fit and crash your car, make sure you stay in your lane.

January 2, 2013
4:53 p.m.

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That is one nasty cop who wrote that ticket. Obviously his kids were properly belted in, no bad driving otherwise, but the cop had to write up something. Cop deserves an award, like a big bag of used kitty litter. Most cops would praise that driver for having everyone secured.

January 2, 2013
7 p.m.

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The story does NOT say if his kids were properly belted in. If they weren't, he DOES deserve the ticket. If not, he should get medical clearance before he drives again.