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mike honcho Feb 11, 3:14 p.m.
This wasnt a hit and run, the driver never fled the scene.
JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 7, 3:59 p.m.
Ok, so lots of folks here are speculating & trying to blame the victim.
You're missing something important...and factual...
The driver killed this person, but... Did. Not. Stop.
Scubagirl Feb 7, 11:40 a.m.
I also see many wearing all black, or dark, clothing trying to cross roads at dusk and beyond..... I don't understand why they can't figure out that is NOT the best color for walking on or in the roads at night.
I also see some (in the daytime) who don't even LOOK to see if traffic is going to stop, they just continue on. Just because they have the right of way in a crosswalk DOES NOT MEAN that folks will stop. ONE MUST be responsible for their own safety and not just think because there is a rule or law that that will protect them.
Sorry she lost her life....people just need to learn.
exposure102 Feb 7, 10:58 a.m.
The guy who waved me off this morning while running and crossing the street against the big red "no crossing" hand so he wouldn't lose his pace needs to read this story...
Barfly Feb 7, 10:49 a.m.
Some folks don't stop because they have no drivers license or some other legal issues.
jackflash123 Feb 7, 10:44 a.m.
Aw, I know this part of town well, have friends and students who live in the area...
There are stretches of the road there w/o sidewalks or great lighting. I jog along a similar road a lot. It's a sobering thought...
Praying for the families and friends involved.
hemerocallis Feb 7, 10:11 a.m.
This is so sad! There is a women who I often see walking around the Southpoint Area - she wears a beige trench coat and white baseball cap. Often talking to herself. She is always walking in the road even when there is a sidewalk available. She was hit by a car once a year or so ago. I wonder if this was her.
Rebelyell55 Feb 7, 9:46 a.m.
Most likely hearing more and more, in areas where driving without license, no insurance etc. is taking place.
busyb97 Feb 7, 8:40 a.m.
The "run" part is just plain dumb on the driver's part. But are we going to hear later that she crossed the street (in the dark) where she shouldn't have?
I cannot tell you how many times in the last WEEK alone I've been on Capital Blvd after dark, and someone is crossing the 8-10 lanes in the middle, while traffic has a full-on green light. One person was even standing in the middle of a middle lane, waiting for traffic to pass- she was wearing all black- at night. I was just praying the cars behind me didn't change lanes and not see her standing there. So dumb! Most of the time a pedestrian seems to get hit because they decide to walk when they shouldn't. Just because a car SHOULD stop for you in the street doesn't mean they CAN or that they see you!
Again- the driver should have stopped after the fact, but the situations can usually be avoided altogether.
robbyh Feb 7, 8:09 a.m.
Is it me or are we hearing more of this lately? wow nobody stops anymore!
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03