MV pedestrian killed in Sunnyvale
Original post made on Sep 8, 2012
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on Sep 8, 2012 at 7:04 am
Again? My fellow drivers, please pay attention, slow down and use the brake pedal as the PRIMARY response, not the last resort.
True accidents will always happen, but as the only people in the street equation using a vehicle that regularly kills others, even at slow speeds, it is up to us to act prudently. You know how attentive you become in school zones with kids present? That should be how attentive and courteous you should be at ALL times. If you're saying to yourself "Hmm,I'm not THAT attentive all the time" then you are part of the problem on today's roads, no matter how well meaning you are.
Look deeply in the mirror and start to change for the better. It WILL save lives.
on Sep 8, 2012 at 7:30 am
rem is a registered user.
When I see the phrase "near the intersection" it ready upsets me that people can NOT go to the "Crosswalk". I have had near misses in that area because people will try to cross in the middle of street. Running across four/five lanes is taking your life in your own hands.
I agree with "Let's Fix Us" to keep looking BUT when a person "runs" or "walk out" from behind another car or tree it is very hard to stop a 4400 pound van. Luckier I have missed those that have…. The Air Force taught me good driving skill LOOK Look and LOOK and do not trust people or cars..
on Sep 8, 2012 at 11:05 am
The article does not say the victim was jaywalking. The crosswalk is "near the intersection". And they pedestrian may have been in the crosswalk when they were hit, but got knocked out of the crosswalk by the force of the impact.
Most cars hitting pedestrians are not when a pedestrian jumps off a curb. Usually, the pedestrian is more than half way across the street in the crosswalk. Car drivers in the right lane tend to look for pedestrians in crosswalks near the sidewalk, but car drivers often do check the crosswalks when they are in the middle lanes or when turning. Of course, these cars may have been a block away when the pedestrian first entered the street and they approach the crosswalk at such a high speed that the pedestrian cannot dodge them.