What’s Most Important in a News Story?
You were fast on your
journalist feet yesterday. You got to the scene of an accident on the corner of
_____ Brian Kuttner was found laughing under Jocie Klemes’ vehicle.
_____ Brian Kuttner was on his way to get cream cheese from Dairy Barn for a bagel party later that day in journalism class.
_____ It was Friday morning.
____ Lea Wersan and Jocie Klemes were driving down
_____ Lea Wersan spilled hot coffee on driver, Jocie Klemes. “I screamed,
That coffee is hot!’” Klemes exclaimed.
____ Klemes’s car careened out of control, hitting Brian Kuttner. “When I looked down, Lea’s Starbucks’ thermos coffee cup rolled under the brake pedal and I couldn’t stop. I was burned and the car couldn’t stop. In a way, Brian stopped the car, but there might have been less damage if the car had hit a wall.”
____ Brian Brian Kuttner was pinned under the vehicle.
____ Witnesses said Kuttner maintained good spirits and joked with EMTs and firefighters who arrived on the scene. “We thought it was worse,” firefighter Jim Katz said. “Usually injuries are a lot worse in this type of accident. He was really lucky.”
____ Crossing guard Tupac Shakur tried to stop the out of control car, but had to dive into the arms of witnesses to dodge Klemes’ vehicle.
____ Paramedics arrived within 2 minutes. “We’ve never seen such a happy victim,” Jon Hannah said.
___ Lea Wersan, a Schreiber student, noted that the intersection is usually congested. “I bet it wouldn’t have happened like it did had been earlier and no one was around.”
___ Hannah Kim, a Schreiber student, was walking nearby. “I thought he was a goner,” she said. “But then I noticed he was joking around with everyone. It was funny.”
____ Underclassmen who witnessed the accident were given five days of detention by Mr. Lewis for being off school grounds, after police identified them as witnesses.
____ “I always forget the cream cheese,” Brian Kuttner said to the police. “Cream cheese is my bad luck charm.”
____ Brian Kuttner is a senior. He wants to be an English teacher one day.
____ “It was an accident,” Wersan said. “I hope Brian doesn’t think I caused it on purpose.”
____ Mr. Lewis noted that seniors tend to not pay attention during their second semester.
____ Wersan was worried that her coffee error cost Brian Kuttner his legs.
___ Brian Kuttner was upset to miss the bagel party where he planned to do a skit with Harry Jung.
___ Kalsom Kam, a junior, said, “It was crazy! I never thought someone could be pinned under a car without dying.”
___ Klemes had just received her driver’s license.
___ Brian Kuttner suffered no injuries. “I play football and workout, so I am as strong as a horse,” he said.
___ Five bystanders were able to jack up the vehicle so the emergency workers could free the teen.
___ Klemes’s vehicle was not damaged except for a large coffee stain on the driver’s seat and a Kuttner shaped dent.
___ “Next time, I’ll ask my mom to buy th cream cheese for me,” Brian Kuttner said.