On the Spot

By Michael Turton

What’s the closest you’ve come to dying?

“A ‘widow-maker’ in 2007. My left main artery was ready to blow. My doctor discovered it and I had triple bypass surgery.” ~Mike Meeropol, Cold Spring

“When I was a sophomore in college, I was in a terrible car accident. The Volkswagen Bug I was in was totally destroyed.” ~Carolyn Copeland, Garrison

“When I was 6 I stepped on a broken Coke bottle, severed an artery and almost bled out. My mother was crying.” ~John Wojcik, Beacon