Pedestrian hit crossing N.C. 105 Ext.

Pedestrian hit crossing N.C. 105 Ext.

There are 21 comments on the Watauga Democrat story from Sep 19, 2012, titled Pedestrian hit crossing N.C. 105 Ext.. In it, Watauga Democrat reports that:

A young woman was taken to Watauga Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a car while crossing N.C. 105 Extension in Boone.

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Bob

Carolina Beach, NC

#1 Sep 19, 2012
I hope that there is a jaywalking charge.

Since: Aug 12

Boone, NC

#2 Sep 19, 2012
That cross walk has a sign if she had the right of way then the driver is at fault. You may be too old to remember Bob but the 1st rule of driving is the pedestrian always has the right of way.

The article does not state who was at fault.
Bob

Carolina Beach, NC

#3 Sep 19, 2012
Well, it's kind of obvious. If he was making a left from 421 onto 105, he most likely had a green arrow. It would be pretty hard to run that particular light. And it is quite common for people to try to get across a crosswalk really quickly. And, the pedestrian DOESN'T always have the right of way. If that were the case, jaywalking wouldn't be on the books.

Side note: I think I'm going to have a blast giving you a hard time on this site. ;)
Golly

West Jefferson, NC

#4 Sep 19, 2012
Bob wrote:
I hope that there is a jaywalking charge.
Not too cool Bob.
Bob

Carolina Beach, NC

#5 Sep 19, 2012
Not too cool? As Lulu would say, wrong is wrong.
Opoib

Boone, NC

#6 Sep 19, 2012
Bob did you even read the article before you rushed to bloviate negativity?

A Dodge Stratus was turning right from U.S. 421 onto the N.C. 105 Extension near Boone Point at about 2:45 p.m.

If the drivers is turning right, the driver is going into the cross walk where a pedestrian always has the Right of way.
Opoib

Boone, NC

#7 Sep 19, 2012
Bob "Side note: I think I'm going to have a blast giving you a hard time on this site. ;)"

by posting before you read the articles you just make yourself look bad.

If that's the case that by making nonsensical posts is giving me a hard time you win again!
Bob

Carolina Beach, NC

#8 Sep 19, 2012
Ok. I stand corrected. I thought it said the driver turned left. It still doesn't prove that she didn't jaywalk. So, if he turned right, it's more likely that he could have run the light.
Opoib

Boone, NC

#9 Sep 19, 2012
Bob it is OK to be wrong. Try admitting it sometime. It might ease the burden of the negativity you show in every post.
papa

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Sep 20, 2012
Don't walk out in front of cars dumb asses! Bam got ya ass! Sparky said" back up hit'em again, damn!
Snuggy

Boone, NC

#11 Sep 20, 2012
I think if a person gets hit by a car it's bad no matter what.:)
Pepper

Lenoir, NC

#12 Sep 20, 2012
Jaywalking *IS* a problem on King Street. Every time I have to run that gauntlet some fool or fools inevitably dart out from between cars right in front of my car. I saw one little twit nearly get mowed down the other day. The hillbillies driving the vehicle gave her one rightous cussing for it, though. Made my day.
brian

Sugar Grove, NC

#13 Sep 20, 2012
people need to realize a human body is nothing compaired to a 4000 pound truck. Which is why i never take the chance i wil let the traffic pass before i try to cross. Even more so in this day of texting drivers. Basically if you are so dumb as to walk out into traffic then you should get hit.
brian

Sugar Grove, NC

#14 Sep 20, 2012
and whats easier to see a 120 pound girl or a 4000 pound truck or car? The problem with the pedestrian right of way law is that it gives people a false sence of security. They seem to think that if they just walk out into traffic cars will stop for them since its the law. The problem with that law is people are alot harder to see while driving in heavy traffic or dealing with the blind spots all autos have. People especially these dumb ass college kids need to realize this and respect it. And parents need to teach there kids to not expect cars to stop just cause they are walking

Since: Aug 12

Boone, NC

#15 Sep 20, 2012
Brian you do remember it is your responsibility to yield to any pedestrian no matter what they are doing Right ?

If your kid darted out in to the road to catch a ball or while playing it would be OK if I ran them over since they were not watching the traffic ?
Bob

Carolina Beach, NC

#16 Sep 21, 2012
Yes, you're supposed to yield to pedestrians, but in some cases it's unavoidable. If you're moving along at 45 or 55, and somebody runs out in front of you and you hit them, you're probably not going to be charged. Just because a pedestrian has the right of way, doesn't mean they can just walk out into traffic whenever they want to.
brian

Sugar Grove, NC

#17 Sep 21, 2012
Opoib wrote:
Brian you do remember it is your responsibility to yield to any pedestrian no matter what they are doing Right ?
If your kid darted out in to the road to catch a ball or while playing it would be OK if I ran them over since they were not watching the traffic ?
Well see I did this crazy thing and taught my kids not to do such things and to watch out for all the morons that the state allows to drive
brian

Sugar Grove, NC

#18 Sep 21, 2012
Bob wrote:
Yes, you're supposed to yield to pedestrians, but in some cases it's unavoidable. If you're moving along at 45 or 55, and somebody runs out in front of you and you hit them, you're probably not going to be charged. Just because a pedestrian has the right of way, doesn't mean they can just walk out into traffic whenever they want to.
And yet they still belive they have the right to
Arm Bar

Lenoir, NC

#19 Sep 23, 2012
BOOM!, pow up in the air we go!!! Dumbasses!!!!
Peter Piper

Greer, SC

#20 Sep 23, 2012
Kids these days are smoking those bong bowls of marijuana and hasish and the devils gone plum loose in their minds. These drugs and hedonistic ways will send America straight to hell, one crosswalk at a time.

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