Purpose

FAMILY CONTINUES TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR LIVES LOST


Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join Michael McLear and family members, for a press conference tomorrow, Friday, June 10, 2011, at 12:00 p.m., at the corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, asking for the public’s help in an effort to finally resolve the case that led to the death of his mother, Donna and his sister, Michelle, 17 years ago.


Donna Blanchard and Michelle Blanchard were killed at this corner in a hit and run by a driver of a box truck on June 7, 1994. This week, marks the 17th Anniversary of their death. Donna was 43 years old and Michelle was 4 years old at the time of their death.


Senator Golden, as a member of the New York City Council, renamed the street corner, Donna and Michelle Blanchard Plaza”, at 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in their memory in 2001.


Last month, Senator Golden joined Mayor Bloomberg and Assemblywoman Joan Millman, at this corner calling for the passage of S. 3151/A. 1446, that would require large trucks in the five boroughs to have special crossover mirrors to help eliminate blind spots. The legislation has since been approved by the Senate and the Assembly.


WHO: State Senator Marty Golden


Michael McLear and Family Members of Donna and Michele Blanchard


WHAT: Press Conference regarding unsolved hit and run


WHERE: Corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway


WHEN: Friday, June 10, 2011, 12:00 p.m.


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