Fatal Car Accident Closes Ivy Road in Albemarle - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and...

One person is dead after a car crash in Albemarle County. Police say a truck and an SUV collided around 4:40 p.m. along Route 250 near Ivy Road. Full Story
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traffic light NOT needed

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Oct 18, 2012
traffic light is needed wrote:
with the blinding sun facing western drivers (and those trying to look west) before entering 250E from tilman, it is LONG overdue. there is obviously need, as there is a blinking yellow light already. you'd thnk with two schools on morgantown that this light would be a no-brainer.
The accident is the exception....not the norm for this intersection. Adding another light and having everyone stop is a HUGE WASTE OF FUEL!
JWL89

Palmyra, VA

#22 Oct 18, 2012
jogger wrote:
Hate to say it but 79 years old....probably did not need to be driving in the first place.....don't know but more than likely didn't even see the on coming vehicle ...until it was in her door.....I'm surprised there aren't more accidents like this around here with the large number of blue hairs and old geezers living and driving in the area.....
That is just rediculous to say! I guess you don't realize this was an innocent person who lost a life. This is someones mother, grandmother, sister, someones loved one! I knew this lady personally and she had no reason not to be driving! Just because you are a certain age you are not supposed to drive now?! If it was a 16 year old you would have had a similar response too, Im sure. I guess you will never be old either! Hopefully when you are, your children or family will take your vehicles and keys because you are an idiot!
Justice

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Oct 18, 2012
JWL89 wrote:
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That is just rediculous to say! I guess you don't realize this was an innocent person who lost a life. This is someones mother, grandmother, sister, someones loved one! I knew this lady personally and she had no reason not to be driving! Just because you are a certain age you are not supposed to drive now?! If it was a 16 year old you would have had a similar response too, Im sure. I guess you will never be old either! Hopefully when you are, your children or family will take your vehicles and keys because you are an idiot!
It's the same gimmick every time... "This is someones mother, grandmother, sister, someones loved one!" Do they hand these statement cards out somewhere?

There has been a proven fact that the young and the old typically get into certain types of accidents and if their licenses weren't issued, it could have saved a life. However, with today's GO GO GO society, just about everyone has a reason to drive bad.

If you are old, its probably-- too slow, too confused, cannot see, hits the gas instead of the brake, etc.
If you are too young, its probably-- speeding, text and driving, drunk driving, unskillful at driving, etc.
If you are in the middle, you probably are-- speeding as well, reckless driving, distracted driving, etc.
Guardian Angel

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Oct 18, 2012
Diane wrote:
I knew Mrs. Keith and she was a wonderful lady. I have not had the pleasure of seeing her for awhile but she was lovely. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Agreed.

She was on the way to pick up one of her grandchildren. Thank God the child was not in the car when this took place.
Heydick weed

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Oct 18, 2012
Anonymouse wrote:
Oh please tell me we do not need to lower the speed limit or put traffic lights up.
What ever happened to people taking personal responsibility for their ability to handle a motor vehicle?
There is no reason that road should not be 55 and a light there would be ridiculous. Yeah, put cars into a dead stop right in the middle of a curve, that surely will not cause any problems.
If you think 55 is a safe speed coming around and under the tressal by the post office, you are "an annoying mouse", as your posting name says...
IHYMFHAH

Keswick, VA

#26 Oct 18, 2012
Justice wrote:
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It's the same gimmick every time... "This is someones mother, grandmother, sister, someones loved one!" Do they hand these statement cards out somewhere?
There has been a proven fact that the young and the old typically get into certain types of accidents and if their licenses weren't issued, it could have saved a life. However, with today's GO GO GO society, just about everyone has a reason to drive bad.
If you are old, its probably-- too slow, too confused, cannot see, hits the gas instead of the brake, etc.
If you are too young, its probably-- speeding, text and driving, drunk driving, unskillful at driving, etc.
If you are in the middle, you probably are-- speeding as well, reckless driving, distracted driving, etc.
This post makes me sick. That woman that you have so disgustingly stereotyped was my grandmother. Her eye sight was fine. She was not confused. She didn't have blue hair...... You can blame her age all you want but that intersection is dangerous for drivers of all ages.:(
Carol Brady

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Oct 18, 2012
IHYMFHAH wrote:
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This post makes me sick. That woman that you have so disgustingly stereotyped was my grandmother. Her eye sight was fine. She was not confused. She didn't have blue hair...... You can blame her age all you want but that intersection is dangerous for drivers of all ages.:(
First, I am so very sorry for your loss! Do not
give the sicko's the power to live in your head rent free!
IGNORE them!
The blinding sun, the speed in that area, that time of day....all
played a part in this tragedy.
Your grandmother was blessed to have good health, and a full 79 years of life. Keep those blessing in your heart and be grateful for all those years! May you find
comfort in knowing those that knew and loved your grandmother, are by your side.
Justice

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Oct 18, 2012
Carol Brady wrote:
<quoted text>First, I am so very sorry for your loss! Do not
give the sicko's the power to live in your head rent free!
IGNORE them!
The blinding sun, the speed in that area, that time of day....all
played a part in this tragedy.
Your grandmother was blessed to have good health, and a full 79 years of life. Keep those blessing in your heart and be grateful for all those years! May you find
comfort in knowing those that knew and loved your grandmother, are by your side.
No disrespect to the grandmother, she is probably a very nice lady and lovely to chat with, but the fact of the matter is--
the stereotypes, even though they are stereotypes, are real issues at hand.

Also, the reasons you gave are just reasons/excuses... they aren't call accidents by police officers because someone is at fault and someone did something wrong... in regards to the sun, use sunglasses, use the overhead cover... in regards to speed, drive at the appropriate speed and drive with caution (if you drive like everyone wants to hit you, it forces to drive carefully)... in regards to time of day.. uh?
Justice

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Oct 18, 2012
Carol Brady wrote:
<quoted text>First, I am so very sorry for your loss! Do not
give the sicko's the power to live in your head rent free!
IGNORE them!
The blinding sun, the speed in that area, that time of day....all
played a part in this tragedy.
Your grandmother was blessed to have good health, and a full 79 years of life. Keep those blessing in your heart and be grateful for all those years! May you find
comfort in knowing those that knew and loved your grandmother, are by your side.
Notice the article references it as an 'accident' but the police statement references it as a 'crash'
carol brady

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Oct 18, 2012
Justice wrote:
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Notice the article references it as an 'accident' but the police statement references it as a 'crash'
and notice I reference you as a jack wad ash hole! STFU
CvilleGordo

Collinsville, VA

#31 Oct 18, 2012
people not like you wrote:
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and you just drove by! didn't stop to assist and we wander what the world is coming to. You are an indecent human exhibited by your actions of not assisting in a time of greatest need. probably couldn't wait to text about it. I realize it may have been unpleasent to stop [I have been through it myself with bodies lying in the road] but that is no excuse. if anything maybe it would encourage you to lean a little first aid in the future.
Sorry for the families tremendous loss.
Sorry for your tremendous loss of intelligence; when did it happen?
Justice

Fishersville, VA

#32 Oct 19, 2012
carol brady wrote:
<quoted text>and notice I reference you as a jack wad ash hole!****
Because the truth hurts?
Somone

Keswick, VA

#33 Nov 11, 2012
jogger wrote:
Hate to say it but 79 years old....probably did not need to be driving in the first place.....don't know but more than likely didn't even see the on coming vehicle ...until it was in her door.....I'm surprised there aren't more accidents like this around here with the large number of blue hairs and old geezers living and driving in the area.....
well my grandmother was fine to be driving why don't u b q Quiet
Henry Keith

Keswick, VA

#34 Nov 11, 2012
Heydick weed wrote:
<quoted text>If you think 55 is a safe speed coming around and under the tressal by the post office, you are "an annoying mouse", as your posting name says...
WE DO NEED A STOPLIGHT I DON'T CARE WHO U ARE BUT U NEED TO STOP FROM Virginia Keith's grandson
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Nov 11, 2012
Henry Keith wrote:
<quoted text> WE DO NEED A STOPLIGHT I DON'T CARE WHO U ARE BUT U NEED TO STOP FROM Virginia Keith's grandson
I disagree, the driver failed to yield the right of way; the addition of a stop light does not change that. Why make everyone stop at this intersection because a driver failed to follow the rules?
Henry Keith

Keswick, VA

#38 Nov 24, 2012
Justice wrote:
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No disrespect to the grandmother, she is probably a very nice lady and lovely to chat with, but the fact of the matter is--
the stereotypes, even though they are stereotypes, are real issues at hand.
Also, the reasons you gave are just reasons/excuses... they aren't call accidents by police officers because someone is at fault and someone did something wrong... in regards to the sun, use sunglasses, use the overhead cover... in regards to speed, drive at the appropriate speed and drive with caution (if you drive like everyone wants to hit you, it forces to drive carefully)... in regards to time of day.. uh?
no one ever follows the speed I called vdot to get a light there so u can shut up she was a wonderful lady
Henry Keith

Keswick, VA

#39 Nov 24, 2012
Heydick weed wrote:
<quoted text>If you think 55 is a safe speed coming around and under the tressal by the post office, you are "an annoying mouse", as your posting name says...
they do need to lower the speed and I will make sure they will just so you can put up with it everyday
Person

United States

#40 Nov 25, 2012
jogger wrote:
Hate to say it but 79 years old....probably did not need to be driving in the first place.....don't know but more than likely didn't even see the on coming vehicle ...until it was in her door.....I'm surprised there aren't more accidents like this around here with the large number of blue hairs and old geezers living and driving in the area.....
shut up u b****! That was my grandmother u r more likely to get drunk and go have a wreck than her she did not have blue hair and she was a better person than u r by a lot

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