Fairewinds’ Maggie Gundersen: A guy was traveling 25-30 mph and drove right into my car — Stopped at a light and he didn’t stop — Was unable to travel to Japan (AUDIO)

Published: March 20th, 2012 at 7:47 am ET


Title: Steve West and Dan DeWalt: Arnie and Maggie Gundersen talk Vermont Yankee, Fukushima, and the nuclear industry
Source: WKVT-AM
Date: March 9, 2012

Transcript Excerpt at 0:25 in

Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates:

I’d like to share with your listeners why I’m not coming [to local event]…

I had a car accident on Route 7.

A guy was traveling at 25 to 30 miles an hour and drove right into the back of my car and created a four car accident.

I was stopped. I was stopped at a stop light.

And he didn’t stop.

So I took a hell of a jolt.

Initially I thought I was ok, and I went through the first week and then I started getting all the concussion symptoms and I’ve seen two doctors who have diagnosed concussions. …

Arnie just came back from Japan, he took a book tour. I could not go because of some of my issues…

Best wishes to the Gundersens. To make a financial contribution to Fairewinds, visit: http://fairewinds.com/donation

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Published: March 20th, 2012 at 7:47 am ET


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23 comments to Fairewinds’ Maggie Gundersen: A guy was traveling 25-30 mph and drove right into my car — Stopped at a light and he didn’t stop — Was unable to travel to Japan (AUDIO)

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    A wish for a speedy recovery for Maggie Gundersen.

  • markww markww

    MAGGIE GET WELL, rest and take it easy,relax and feel better Mark in Houston

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    You knew it was coming…IT'S ARRIVED.
    TEPCO Cuts Off All Public Reactor Data Reporting: http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=5465
    Internet censorship is NEXT i bet

  • Mack Mack

    Get well soon, Mrs. Gundersen.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Hope you are ok Maggie …. we need you!

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Get well soon, Maggie Gundersen!

  • TheWorldIsBlind

    get well! one has to think was this an inside attempt at her life? terrible…

    • Whistle blowing is no joke. Just as these folks

      Deep bows to the Gundersens for walking the tight rope!

    • Naw, for that they would have plowed into the front of her car. Or the front driver's side quadrant. Probably just somebody texting or talking on a cell phone instead of paying attention to what's in front of him.

      Hope Maggie's watching for whiplash injury to her neck as well as concussion. Someone plowed into the back of my car many years ago – I was stopped for a left turn, he never slowed down – and the whiplash didn't show up for another few years. When half my body would suddenly go novocaine-numb, then a searing headache on the opposite side would kick in. Got all sorts of brain scans and such (looking for tumor), our GP finally told me it was probably a cervical spine issue and sent me to a chiropractor. Sure enough, my neck bones were so locked up I'd been turning my head on just the top vertebrae and cutting off the nerves in the brain stem.

      Take care, Maggie, and heal well!

  • americancommntr

    Sorry to hear it. Was it deliberate? Did the guy stop and what is his record? The police if they are honest ought to check his phone records and see who he has been in contact with.

    Maybe you should drive a Humvee, diesel 3/4 or 1 ton pickup, or a big SUV? Mpg are less, but fuel is cheaper than medical bills.

    • Grayfox

      I own a 1 ton diesel pickup truck that is used for commercial purposes. The ride quality rots, and some cars offer much better side impact protection. If I were to hit a car head on though, I expect to survive with minimal if any injury.

      Probably none of that consideration matters given the likely global fallout from Fuku etc…

  • WindorSolarPlease

    I'm sorry to hear of your accident. Please take care, a speedy recovery to you.

  • arclight arclight

    my respects to the gundersons and

    get well soon maggie!…we appreciate all that you do! πŸ™‚

    peace light and love

  • Well lets hope it was a drunk driver and a hit and run only !
    In rememberance of Karen Gay Silkwood ! RIP !


  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    My best wishes for full, speedy recovery to Maggie! Also, though, a great welcome to your new educational web; it is needed. Blessings and thanks for all you both have done to raise awareness and consiousness on this issue. The awareness I have gained through your work has brought me an equanimity that allows me to try to work productively. Thanks.