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25-FEB-2006

A one car accident in front of the driveway at the Vineyard brought out all the EMTs and Police up Island. The woman evidently climbed thru her window as there was blood all over the side of the car, staggered to our front door (--with help from a passerby). Another passerby who was once an EMT stopped in and helped us with the care of the woman, who was still bleeding profusely and wanted to go to sleep, until the ambulance arrived. The kitchen became a triage center.
The accident wasn't 200 feet from the house and we knew nothing until the girl came into the house.
Islanders are quick to respond-both professionally and personally-and they were great tonight.
The accident is under investigation, and the wonman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Condition unknown.

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kent larnhill28-Feb-2006 07:08
Dramatic shot, well done!
Gary Winters27-Feb-2006 06:08
Just got to see this,Karen. (Business travel and all)

Wow...what a deal! Hope she's okay; glad you are! Given the circumstances, you took a helluva picture here.
Linda Willets27-Feb-2006 04:05
Oh my gosh.. glad she walked away.. your photo captures all the drama happening. sorry am a day late in commenting.
Sheila27-Feb-2006 01:56
Wow, that is a fantastic journalistic photo. The exposure looks spot on.
BAS Photography27-Feb-2006 01:44
Dramatic moments. Well captured.
Tine Verheyden27-Feb-2006 00:52
hope she will be ok
David Royall26-Feb-2006 23:00
I am sorry that you had an opportunity to take this teriffic shot.
It is extremely well composed and wonderfully lit.
Just too bad it wasn't a cat in a tree, or something, that brought these guys out.
I hope the woman is okay.
Tom Darby26-Feb-2006 22:38
Whoa! I can't imagine how that was ti deal with Karen! Your image captures the scene and your words make it all come together!
Herb Knufken26-Feb-2006 14:36
Not good, great shot.
bandito26-Feb-2006 14:01
Holy crap! I see the gas cap open - good thing nothing worse happened! Hope she's OK. Just another boring day on Barton Way, eh?
don nieman26-Feb-2006 13:03
What a night! I certainly hope the woman recovers. This is a very good news image. Did the paper use it?
Neal Nye26-Feb-2006 12:44
Hope she was wearing a seat belt! This would be enough to ruin one's whole day.
Ed Goodnight26-Feb-2006 11:50
Wow
dramatic lighting with that portable light setup
Roe..26-Feb-2006 11:06
this looks like a really bad accident..hope she's ok...I agree this is great photo journalism..sooo well done Karen..v
Bill Ewart Jr26-Feb-2006 10:35
omg I hope she's okay. Slippery roads had to be a factor too.....
Karen Stuebing26-Feb-2006 10:32
Super photojournalistic photo and story. Wonderful of you to help. Hope you wore gloves. That's the first thing I do when I stop for an accident. Put on those gloves. Let us know when you know how she's doing.
JW26-Feb-2006 09:46
Great piece of photjournalism. It must have been a shock when the blood-coevered woman appeared at the door. Definitely deserves a vote for topicality and good neighbourliness!
laine8226-Feb-2006 08:33
I recall an accident ay your home front door last year too !! Good work all round, including this great image !
joanteno26-Feb-2006 08:16
Definitely ready for the local paper! Hope everyone is ok..
purpod26-Feb-2006 06:34
God's Blessings to all~!~
Focus26-Feb-2006 06:20
Outstanding capture!!...with everything going on, you still had presence of mind to take a photo....way to go!!
Robin Reid26-Feb-2006 05:25
Do I see another shot that will be in the local paper? Way to go "reporter" Leaf.
Pepe Zyman26-Feb-2006 05:23
Fantastic capture! Hope the woman is ok!
Peter Hollinger26-Feb-2006 05:16
Great shot of a traumatic event.
Kelly Clark Moncure26-Feb-2006 04:57
I saw the striking image in the thumbnail and thought oh how beautiful...then when I opened it up I saw the car...what a crazy story, I'm glad you were there to help...it was wonderful how you helped so much.
petesie26-Feb-2006 04:56
What a traumatic experience and you handled it well. Great work with the photo and the story and I pray she will be fine.
Pic Chick26-Feb-2006 04:48
Wow, what an exciting evening for your home! Hope everyone is ok, very kind of you to help out. Certainly an image worthy of the newspaper.
Coleen Perilloux Landry26-Feb-2006 04:47
Very nice journalistic shot. Lots of clues in that upside vehicle as to the likes and dislikes of the owner.
Mindy McNaugher26-Feb-2006 04:23
Amazing capture Karen, and a true journalistic photo!! Had to be terribly frightening though for you and your family as well as the poor driver! Hope she will be OK! Let us know if this photograph ends up in your local newspaper!
Greg Harp26-Feb-2006 04:14
Terrific capture--hope no one was injured & they're insured.
Gayle P. Clement26-Feb-2006 04:14
Goodness, Karen. I hope you're OK. A really frightening scene.
Shaun26-Feb-2006 04:12
Wow.... These guys see this stuff all the time.
Was this takin during a ride along?
Jeff Engle26-Feb-2006 04:11
Lighting is fantastic! Perfect moment to capture.
Breland26-Feb-2006 04:09
Hope no one was injured. Looks ready for the local paper?