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January 01, 2003

SORRY, BUT THIS GUY'S GOING TO BE HARDER TO DEMONIZE than, say, Newt Gingrich:

An Isuzu Rodeo with six people aboard was heading west on Alligator Alley when it rolled over 3 to 4 miles west of the toll plaza in Broward County at 3:51 p.m., Broward Fire-Rescue Assistant Chief Todd Leduc said.

All six, including three children, were thrown out as the vehicle rolled. A 10-year-old boy died on the scene; another passenger died later at a hospital.

Frist, 50, was driving east on the highway, the Everglades portion of Interstate 75, heading to a family vacation home in Fort Lauderdale with his two sons when he came across the accident minutes after it happened.

He stopped and went to work checking the victims. When paramedics arrived, he pointed them to the ones in the most severe condition. Frist helped paramedics and several off-duty firefighters stabilize the victims until they were transported to area hospital after about 30 minutes.

This stuff just keeps happening.

UPDATE: Gweilo Diaries points out that Alexander Cockburn is trying. Well, yeah.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Laurence Simon explores alternative scenarios.