Priest Uninjured In Spectacular Crash
A 79 year old Catholic priest was uninjured Wednesday in a crash in the middle of Canton's Main Street reconstruction project.
Rev. Richard Huber, who is the priest at Watertown Correctional Facility, said the brakes failed on his 2005 automobile.
The car hit a plastic barrel and then struck a concrete barrier, ending up on two wheels.
What's more, the crash happened during rush hour and just after construction workers had left the area.
Huber had to wait in the car - as it was stuck up on the barrier - until rescue personnel could check him out.
He was able to walk to a waiting rescue squad vehicle where he was examined and released.
(Editor's note - A viewer writes "Your article about the catholic priest uninjured referred to him as REV. Catholic priests are referred to as FATHER. Get it right or don't report it."
It's an interesting question: the official Diocese of Ogdensburg web site lists the priest as 'Rev.' Huber. A quick Google search yields a lot of questions on 'Rev, vs. 'Fr.' and the consensus seems to be - if writing about a Catholic priest, 'Rev.' is appropriate. In conversation, 'Father' is preferred.
However, the question can get muddy fast. Another web site recommends addressing a letter to a priest as 'Rev.' but making the salutation 'Dear Father.')
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY
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