SUV kills woman getting newspaper

A 69-year-old woman died after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle while fetching her newspaper, police said. Full Story
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Hmm

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Mar 29, 2007
Perhaps the age should be pushed to 50 to get a license?
k smith

United States

#2 Mar 29, 2007
I am so sorry that this lady died due to being hit by a vehicle when getting her newspaper. But where do you get that the SUV killed her? Who was driving the SUV? It could have been any vehicle, a Ford Focus. It is clearly the driver who is at fault, not the vehicle he/she was driving. It is absurd to blame a car. Was it driving itself?

“END THE FED!”

Since: Feb 07

DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!

#3 Mar 29, 2007
Please, if anyone posts "where were the parents?" PLEASE IGNORE!

Prayers for her family. What a sad accident.
Others take note, this is what you do when you ACCIDENTLY hit someone. You stop, offer assistance and wait for the police.
ZZZZZZ

United States

#4 Mar 29, 2007
Maybe he fell asleep? It's happened before.
LIFE

United States

#5 Mar 29, 2007
What the heck? They have to take this into investigation so they can piece it together. However, a child is hit & killed, by a car and there is NO investigation, only to be excused by the driver fall asleep... The children were on the curb - that lady came over 2 lanes and struck them. This lady was crossing the street. Maybe this driver should say he did not see her because he too was sleep. Amazing..........
Wow

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Mar 29, 2007
I grew up in this area - that stretch of 28 between Alex and Elwood is rural, at best, and rather flat. There are a few little hills, but those are closer to Alex.

This stretch of the highway is like an interstate. People driving 70 mph is not unheard of. There have been quite a few wrecks on this stretch during my few years on Earth.

It's hard telling what happened with the driver or why the person had crossed the path. Perhaps, she was already nearly to her mailbox when a driver, going to fast, could not stop in time. Inattention on either person's part. Was the person late for work at Elsa or Red Gold?

My thoughts go out to the victim's family.
indyman

Houston, TX

#7 Mar 29, 2007
KSMITH - Why is it clear that the driver was at fault? Would it be the first time someone wasn't paying attention and stepped in front of a moving vehicle? Some people need to quit giving blame before all the facts are on the table.

Since: Jan 07

Noblesville

#8 Mar 29, 2007
I blame Day Light Savings and rampant number of runaway SUVs who diregard all laws and have no respect for humans. SUVs need to be taught a lesson, maybe some jail time for the SUV will serve as a wake-up call to other SUVs contemplating similar actions.
I hate DCK

Shelbyville, IN

#9 Mar 29, 2007
What happened? An SUV killed a woman while it was getting a newspaper? I didn't know they could read.
Mike McDaniel

Carlisle, IN

#10 Mar 29, 2007
How can a story be posted at 8:05 am that says a woman was struck and killed at 8:45am?

Can we blame this on daylight time, too?
Brian

Greenwood, IN

#11 Mar 29, 2007
This is certainly an unfortunate accident. I would also like to know who writes this ridiculus sounding story? Where are the editors on this? By stating that an "SUV kills woman.." It sounds like maybe a 3rd or 4th grader wrote this story. This is certainly an embarrassment.
slow down

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 29, 2007
It's OK if you arrive a few minutes later. Slow down, watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, pets and other vehicles. A life is a terrible price to pay.
dwrizzle

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Mar 29, 2007
did the SUV act alone? or was there an irresponsible human behind the wheel?? just another attack on those who can afford luxury. and no, i cannot...but i hope to some day...
reader 2

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Mar 29, 2007
he was probably on his cell phone and smoking a cigarette
Justin

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Mar 29, 2007
The fact that is was an SUV is an important fact in vehicle-pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian hit by an SUV is more than twice as likely to die than if they were hit by a car at the same speed. A car has safety regulations that flip the pedestrian onto the (relatively) soft hood. An SUV knocks the person under the vehicle, making it easier to run over them. I don't know anything about this case though, if it was traveling at 60 miles an hour, it would have killed her regardless of what they were driving.
Colts Fan

AOL

#16 Mar 29, 2007
Wow wrote:
I grew up in this area - that stretch of 28 between Alex and Elwood is rural, at best, and rather flat. There are a few little hills, but those are closer to Alex.
This stretch of the highway is like an interstate. People driving 70 mph is not unheard of. There have been quite a few wrecks on this stretch during my few years on Earth.
It's hard telling what happened with the driver or why the person had crossed the path. Perhaps, she was already nearly to her mailbox when a driver, going to fast, could not stop in time. Inattention on either person's part. Was the person late for work at Elsa or Red Gold?
My thoughts go out to the victim's family.
The accident happened at 8:45am Wednesday morning. Yesterday's afternoon "online story" stated the driver was headed west and he lived in Indianapolis. The speed limit is only 55, and yes - some people do spped through there. My prayers are with both families.....
Colts Fan

AOL

#18 Mar 29, 2007
Mike McDaniel wrote:
How can a story be posted at 8:05 am that says a woman was struck and killed at 8:45am?
Can we blame this on daylight time, too?
I read about this yesterday afternoon online in the Herald Bulletin. It happened Wednesday morning. The Star should invest in proofreaders!!
Public SUV Defender

United States

#19 Mar 29, 2007
Tom H wrote:
I blame Day Light Savings and rampant number of runaway SUVs who diregard all laws and have no respect for humans. SUVs need to be taught a lesson, maybe some jail time for the SUV will serve as a wake-up call to other SUVs contemplating similar actions.
Our jails are over crowded as it is. Besides, I doubt that an SUV would fit in a jail cell.
judgenot

Greenfield, IN

#20 Mar 29, 2007
reader 2 wrote:
he was probably on his cell phone and smoking a cigarette
Thats right drivers smoking usually run over people for fun. Get a brain. "IF" he was smoking he was in his own vehicle & not bothering you!!!!
Tom Blazer

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Mar 29, 2007
Justin wrote:
The fact that is was an SUV is an important fact in vehicle-pedestrian accidents. A pedestrian hit by an SUV is more than twice as likely to die than if they were hit by a car at the same speed. A car has safety regulations that flip the pedestrian onto the (relatively) soft hood. An SUV knocks the person under the vehicle, making it easier to run over them. I don't know anything about this case though, if it was traveling at 60 miles an hour, it would have killed her regardless of what they were driving.
Plus SUVs cannot stop nearly as quickly as a car, nor maneuver as well.

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