As of 7 am this morning:
Tribune-Review has an updated story identifying the two most
seriously injured persons. The piece focuses on traffic control reviews
planned for the constuction area.
Post-Gazette has a full feature also identifying the two most
seriously injured persons. The PG notes "Five others were injured, but
police did not release their names or conditions."
website has a story from 7:42 pm Saturday evening that
identifies the bride- and groom-to-be, but doesn't name the injured.
story hasn't been updated since 2 pm yesterday. It identifies
one of the seven injured by name, based on an earlier update during the
day by the P-G.
story was updated at 12:55 am this morning. It also doesn't name
Radio's "local" lead story is about a Philadelphia catholic
school closing. No reference to the accident at all.
Amazingly, none of the media outlets identifies the driver of the
pickup truck responsible for the carnage. During my newspaper days, I'm
certain I would have been inundated by calls accusing me of shielding
the driver because of political or other influential connections.
I suspect nothing as insidious here. The police didn't release the
driver's name, and none of the reporters apparently feel it's important
enough to expend the energy necessary to obtain this critical piece of
I'm through ranting. I followed this item when the news initially broke
because the parties were from South Park, so there was a chance I may
have known them. I was frustrated by the lack of detail in early reports
about the accident and decided to track the story until all the
important elements were finally published. More than two days have
elapsed, and it appears we won't find out who the driver of the pick-up
is until his name is released by police to the local media/stenographic
As someone once said, "The word media is plural for mediocre."
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