Five Cars Toasted


Johnny-on-the-spot, Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu was at work Monday afternoon and what did he see out in the parking lot of Mclaren hospital’s Clarkston campus? A five car fire. The Independence Township snapped these two pictures with his phone and sent them to us. Thanks, Doc!

As of now, The Clarkston News has no details about this fire on Sashabaw Road, but we when we get them, we will share.  — Don Rush


5 Responses to "Five Cars Toasted"

  1. Susan Walker5   May 9, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, I was there on Monday at 1:30 p.m. until 3:45. Must have happened after we left.

  2. Barry Cohn   May 10, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Biggest story in Clarkston in fifty years, and no one seems to care how this happened.
    All the signs of the dreaded T word, and if it isn’t, then just please tell us exactly how five cars can explode in a hospital parking lot…???

  3. David Goldenbogen   May 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Way to go Dr. Nallamothu!!!!

  4. Kelly   May 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    This article really upsets me!!! How can Clarkston residents be so disrespectful to the people who lost so much only to applaud someone for taking a picture, The fact is the owner of the vehicle where the fire began is the one who called 911 after seeing flames. What is wrong with what used to be such a great village?? The fact that the facts were wrong in this article and the fact that a picture means more than the ones who were affected really upsets me. This is not the same community I grew up in and it is very sad! We are losing, if we haven’t already, lost the class that the Village of Clarkston used to have! The fact is that our villiage is more concerned with money and who is name dropping than each other. Come on Clarkston get back to what made us so great that people wanted to move here with us!!!

  5. Kelly   May 15, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Good evening;
    I am writing to you in regards to the article on May 9,2017 titled “Five Cars Toasted”. Let me begin with the fact that I am a lifetime resident (almost 40 years) of the Village of Clarkston. I have to say that I was very offended by the way the article was written. First of all, the fact that the people who were affected were never addressed. They are the residents that have to adjust their lifestyle because of an accident that happened by no fault of their own. I am not blaming the person whose car started the fire. His life has been turned upside down also. But the fact that a picture was that was sent in was more important then their lives. Dr Shivajee Nallamothu is not the one who took the pictures, a member of his staff is the one who took the pictures and sent them via text to Shivajee The fact that it did not happen at McLaren hospital’s Clarkston Campus, Clarkston does not have a hospital, it is actually the Clarkston Medical Building inside the Mclaren Health Village at Clarkston. McLaren has no ownership of the building despite a presence in the building. In all reality some of the people who are affected are employees inside the medical building. Yet, I feel they were disregarded because of the way it was written. The fact that most of the information is incorrect upsets me. I am concerned with the way Clarkston has changed, we are no longer the caring community we used to be that made the “new” residents want to move here with us. The fact that the information was not looked into to make sure the facts were in order and credit given to someone who did not take the pictures, yes I do know the real owner of the pictures. Clarkston used to be a tight community, it seems like it is changing and we are more concerned with who is name dropping and not looking out for each other like before. The fact that the name dropping is so uch more important than the people affected really concerns me. We need to make Clarkston what it used to be, the place that made ‘new” residence want to move here with us.


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