Exactly three months ago on the morning of Sunday May 18, 2008, what were 30-year-old Officer Kenneth Baribault, 27-year-old Raheim Griffin and 25-year-old Marcin Bykuc driving?
Officer Kenneth Baribault
According to reports, Officer Baribault was patrolling in a white Chevrolet Impala which is a full-sized automobile built by (GM) General Motors for their Chevrolet division that was reintroduced in 2000 as a full-size front-wheel-drive car.
According to reports, Bykuc was driving a black Kia SUV. The make was not released but the styling of the vehicle suggest it is either a Kia Sportage (left) or Kia Sorento (right). After close examination the shape of the rear left window (sides not parrallel) and ground height of the rear left door (see accident photo), it was determined to be a Kia Sorento which Kia has been producing since 2003.
According to reports, Griffin was driving a Silver Mercedes Benz CLK320 which is a mid-size rear-wheel drive coupé. While it is based on the C-Class, its styling cues, engine, and price range are closer to that of the E-class, leading some to believe that the CLK is a coupé version of the E-class.
No matter what vehicle you choose to drive from “Point A” to “Point B”, please remember that Seat belts save lives and help prevent serious injuries in a traffic crash and this is why New York State requires seat belt use for adults and children passengers.
Did you know that New York is a “primary enforcement” state? A law enforcement officer can issue a traffic ticket just for failure to wear a seat belt. A ticket can be issued to the driver who fails to make sure a child passenger is properly secured in a safety seat or with a seat belt and also applies to visitors from outside New York State.