Weather news…fatalities hit home…,0,5015339.story

Near the bottom of the first page, ‘As residents began to dig out from what the National Weather Service finally declared officially was a blizzard, according to Baltimore- Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport observations, it became clear that the storm carried more serious consequences than a temporary loss of mobility or power over the weekend.

According to Prince George’s County fire spokesman Mark Brady, paramedics found a man in cardiac arrest in a car Saturday in Greenbelt. The man, Thomas Michael Jones, 55, was a cabdriver who had lost power in his home early Saturday, according to his sister, Karen Beuchel of Elkridge. She speculated that he might have attempted to keep warm in his car. The state medical examiner’s office said it had yet to perform an autopsy. Two men in their 20s also were found dead in a car in Bladensburg early Sunday, according to Sgt. Tracy Stone, in what police said were “initial indications” of carbon monoxide poisoning. An investigation is continuing.

A spokeswoman for Union Memorial Hospital reported an “unusually high number of snowblower-related injuries” Sunday afternoon. Debra Schindler said the hospital’s emergency department reported eight injuries in a three-hour period. She said many of the injuries involved hands.”

It should have been Michael Thomas Jones … and it’s bike related ’cause he was in the car I sold him when I went car-free, at a sisterly price.  Cars kill, even when they’re standing still.

One response to “Weather news…fatalities hit home…

  1. Sue, I am so sorry about this. Such shocking news 😦

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