Two people died in traffic accidents blamed on the storm — one in Niagara County and the other in Lancaster — and another person died after being hit by a falling tree limb while shoveling snow in Amherst, the Erie County Health Department said.
I’ll rush into judgment here: At least two of the three people mentioned were not killed by snow. They died as a result of a poor decision. I realize that in writing this I too may be guilty of a poor decision.
I was in Huntsville Ontario that day. We had snow up there too. Ours fell gently, softly, silently, and of course we complained that it was way too early for snow. None the less we put on our coats and caps, recognizing that the air was chill and our hair could get wet, ….
Snow does not kill.
It makes your hair get wet, unless you are smart enough to wear a cap.
Snow has no control over a motor vehicle. Only people have control over motor vehicles.
I am prepared to make a small bet – say lunch at a nearby diner – that the two who died in accidents (but see Accident) were driving too fast for the slippery conditions, were distracted, or made some other error of judgment.
And the snow continued to fall, gently, softly, silently. Harmlessly.