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Gov. Cuomo’s Security Detail Turning Into The Gang That Can’t Drive Straight

Pedestrians Injured In Accidents Involving Troopers On Wednesday, Thursday
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor’s Office)

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MT. KISCO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Security details for Gov. Andrew Cuomo have been involved in accidents with pedestrians, not once, but twice in the past two days. The accidents happened in the area where Cuomo lives in Mount Kisco.

When Cuomo is driven around, he’s taken by a protective service detail of state troopers. In the last two days, two such drivers have been involved in unrelated accidents, hitting two different pedestrians, reports CBS 2’s John Slattery.

The latest happened on Rt. 117 where a 50-year-old pedestrian was struck by an investigator.

It happened Thursday night at around 7, near the American Legion Post. The victim, Jeronimo Ardon-Perez, was hit by a car driven by Investigator Gregory Panzarella.

The other accident happened Wednesday morning when 22-year-old Dolce Perez was hit by an unmarked car driven by Sgt. Joseph Crispino. State Police sources said the drivers were on duty and there was no emergency. The governor was not in the car on either occasion.

Officially, the governor’s office “declines to comment because this is an ongoing investigation.”

“Obviously, if people are getting hit, they’re not driving as cautious as they should be,” Mt. Kisco resident Kelly Powers said.

“I feel sorry for the people that got hurt. That’s my concern,” added resident Frank McNevins.

In the words of one retired police officer, don’t they teach these guys how to drive?

Westchester County Medical Center reports the man is in serious condition. The woman is in fair condition.

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