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Lodi firefighter struck by car, breaks clavicle, but listed in good condition

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Posted: Sunday, November 4, 2007 10:00 pm

A Lodi firefighter broke his clavicle and was hospitalized after being hit by a suspected drunken driver on Saturday night on Church Street, according to Lodi police.

Michael Gold

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  • posted at 2:55 pm on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.


    I am happy that his injuries are healing, however, fire fighters are not necessarily hero's, they are doing a job, a job that they chose.. That being said, I hope for your speedy recover!

  • posted at 9:14 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.


    Disgusted... Mike didn't CHOOSE to get hit by a drunk driver. He was doing his JOB and got seriously hurt in the process! You can't judge someone if you don't know them. Mike has done alot for the community and would give you the shirt off his back. You obviously have some issues to deal with if you are saying nasty things about Mike. I feel sorry for you! I hope you or someone you care about never has to go throuh this, and for damn sure if you do...don't call 911 to help!

  • posted at 1:21 pm on Fri, Nov 9, 2007.


    Why jump on "Disgusted"?...What did he say that was wrong? ...and by the way, Leonard, they always just watch it burn...

  • posted at 4:51 pm on Thu, Nov 8, 2007.


    and mike get well soon brother screw it milk it buddy disgusted said so!

  • posted at 4:50 pm on Thu, Nov 8, 2007.


    hey disgusted i lost two of my brother firefighters in a fire and pulled my aunt of a mangled car along with countless others and sat there as a mother cried over deceased 2 year olds body and still people like you claim we make to much money until you walk in our shoes how dare you make those comments!

  • posted at 4:32 pm on Thu, Nov 8, 2007.


    HE IS A FIREMAN REMEMBER DID U READ THAT YOU MORON his job is keep morons like you safe so if he saw something in the road maybe from his rig or a traffic hazard he has to investagate. us Public by law when warning lights or by his command we have to obey to stop or slow down speedbump you work at a grocery store dont you!

  • posted at 4:42 pm on Wed, Nov 7, 2007.


    I hope he is feeling better very soon. Our fire fighters are Heroes! **==

  • posted at 6:45 am on Wed, Nov 7, 2007.


    Disgusted: I am shocked that you would lump all firefighters into this "milk the system" category. How dare you when 99.9% of these guys are true heroes. My husband risks his life daily for folks and deserves WAY MORE RESPECT than that!

    Leonard: Thank you for sticking up the courageous firefighters!

  • posted at 5:43 am on Wed, Nov 7, 2007.


    Disgusted: You should show some respect. I don't think you can pay a man enough money to run into a burning building to save a sorry sack of sheckles like you.

  • posted at 4:11 am on Wed, Nov 7, 2007.


    While broken bones are always sad, Lodi's going to foot the bill for a LONG time. Now Mr. Gold is going to be able to milk the system as an "injured fireman". They milk it anyway, now this guy's going to be living like a king. Look it up. This guys make a fortune on your tax dollar.

  • posted at 3:11 pm on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    I think calling mr. White a scum bag is too nice!! he should be locked up for a long time and relieve society of his stupidity and drunkeness before he tries to kill anyone else. Best wishes to capt. Gold's recovery...

  • posted at 12:26 pm on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    Even if the judge orders the person to install that device onto their vehicle, they can get around it. They can have someone other than the driver to blow into it to start their car.

  • posted at 11:58 am on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    I don't believe that calling Mr. White a scum bag is appropriate. Both Gold and White are in my prayers.

  • posted at 11:40 am on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    caused by a drunk driver. When American society stops treating it like a joke, maybe then lives can be saved.

  • posted at 10:52 am on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    The devices only have a couple problems. 1. They don't get installed till after a conviction.2. Drunk drivers don't blow, they suck!

  • posted at 10:41 am on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    What was he doing in the middle of the road at night? Doesn't sound very smart.

  • posted at 7:30 am on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    Don't they devices for cars that will not let the engine start if the driver blows over the limit? If so everyone convicted of drunk driving should be forced to buy one after their first conviction. Something has to take away their ability to operate a car when drunk.

  • posted at 2:36 am on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!!

  • posted at 1:23 am on Mon, Nov 5, 2007.


    Mike didn't break his clavicle, it was the scum bag that hit him who broke it. I say we get this repeat offender a good lawyer, give him a fair trial and then, in stick him up against a wall.

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