When Tragedy Saves a Life

Attendees at the 2012 New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium in Lake Placid recently heard the heartbreaking stories of Lenny Rosado and Jim Shea as they detailed how the violent crime of impaired driving changed their lives forever.  Each family turned the inthinkable tragedy into a positive by leading a fight that passed Legislation in New York that is known as Leandra’s Law and the Jack Shea Law.

Pictured above left to right:  Chuck DeWeese Assistant Commissioner, Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee; Denis Foley, Curator, Lewis Henry Morgan Institute, SUNY-IT, Utica; Joseph McCormack, Chief of Vehicular Crimes, Bronx County District Attorney’s Office; Jim Shea, son of Jack Shea; Lenny Rosado, Leandra’s Father and Advocate for Increased DWI penalties; Maureen McCormick, Chief of Vehicular Crimes, Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.