Driver, pedestrian in fatal Claremont...

Driver, pedestrian in fatal Claremont crash were 'best friends'

There are 104 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Aug 26, 2010, titled Driver, pedestrian in fatal Claremont crash were 'best friends'. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

The pedestrian hit by a car and killed this week in the Village was identified by friends Thursday as Catherine Shelton.

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Chippy

Riverside, CA

#29 Aug 27, 2010
Heartbroken wrote:
For those of you that want to make this horrible accident more than it was SHAME ON YOU! These women were the best of friends...and thats what it was an ACCIDENT! There was nothing racial or did the driver have any motives..YOU ALL ARE DISGUSTING PEOPLE THAT WANT TO PUT YOUR EVIL THOUGHTS IN WRITING!!
Sounds like you have something to hide
Uncle Ron

Upland, CA

#30 Aug 27, 2010
Robert wrote:
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... and your evidence is what?
I never said I had any evidence.
Reality

Chino Hills, CA

#31 Aug 27, 2010
Heartbroken wrote:
For those of you that want to make this horrible accident more than it was SHAME ON YOU! These women were the best of friends...and thats what it was an ACCIDENT! There was nothing racial or did the driver have any motives..YOU ALL ARE DISGUSTING PEOPLE THAT WANT TO PUT YOUR EVIL THOUGHTS IN WRITING!!
Agree completly! If you knew the deep freindhsip the two shared (as I do), you would know that the driver would have given her life to save the life of her friend and vice versa. This was an accident nothing more. Wait for the police report and quit assuming there is more to the story than that.
For you conspiracy theorists, go back to whatever rock you craweld out from and read your JFK plots. For you that want to bring race, jealousy, city of residence...go back to the Jerry Springer Show where you belong. A fine person has passed, a friend is devastated beyond belief....show some respect.
Dare

United States

#32 Aug 27, 2010
CaptAmerica wrote:
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Not a thing wrong with that story. Chances are that it WOULD have been murder in Pomona, pure and simple. If people in Pomona don't like that perception then maybe THEY should change and behave in a more civilized manner.
I'm not so sure "claremont" meant because Pomona wqs lower class it would be murder. I think we or she may have meant Claremont police would not ake the investigation to the same level, as the driver was a shop owner, and who know's maybe a resident of Claremont. Would Claremont PD do that? I don't know, but I hope not.
Craig Olson

United States

#33 Aug 27, 2010
It seems like a lot of people who buy SUVs are really just terrible drivers. They are either very aggressive or very timid and often not aware of their surroundings. This is a tragedy, but it could have been avoided by simply paying attention.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#34 Aug 27, 2010
Andrew B wrote:
Uncle Ron, A very incredible person was tragically killed in an accident. A son is now without a mother, a father without a daughter and a community without a bright ray of sunshine to brighten their days. Her best friend is devastated...be a little more sensitive. She was a great friend to all and will be missed.
Andrew, you'll have to forgive him, his real name is Uncle MoRon...
KMC

Covina, CA

#35 Aug 27, 2010
I live in Claremont. It's easy to spot her car with the personalized license plates. I have seen her drive around the village and she does drive as though she is being distracted. She does make illegal turns in the village to get around.
A very sad story but her driving is questionable.
Robert

San Bernardino, CA

#36 Aug 27, 2010
Uncle Ron wrote:
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I never said I had any evidence.
Was just a lot of speculation there, don't you think? Let's stick to what we know, and be sensitive to those who just lost someone. Why our culture needs to do this type of commentary is hard to understand.
I am sure you're a good guy, but that didn't need to put out there with people hurting over this.
Village People

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#37 Aug 27, 2010
Sounds like a wake up call was in order and that's exactly what (finally) happened....Extremely awful that a lovely woman and mother died- sickening- but sometimes it takes THAT much for an awakening.
P Town Blues

Long Beach, CA

#38 Aug 27, 2010
This might have been a terrible accident and it could have been avoided. The comments here of erratic driving in an all ready overcrowded area by 2 previous writers make this seem like maybe a texting, talking or just rudeness in trying to get "that parking space" over someone else makes this extremely tragic. But no matter if this was just an accident and that is all the investigation finds a son has lost his mother and a wrongful death lawsuit should be brought forward. I just don't get Claremont letting that much development in such a small area. When in that area I have waited on Bonita and Indian Hill for over 2 traffic signals trying to go South. Too much development too little room and eventually lots of vacancy will show up.
CaptAmerica

Lake Memphremagog, VT

#39 Aug 27, 2010
Mr Sims wrote:
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Can't argue history. What? You think just because we're "Claremont" that racial prejudices and biases don't exists in a supposed "high class" town? Give me a break, pull your head out of your culo. I wonder how sympathetic you people would be if the driver were Asian, we'd be seeing stereotypes galore.
As for Capt America, it's people like you and you're disgusting stereotypes that keep cities like Pomona the way they are. Stay classy buddy!
I think you overestimate my powers Mr Sims. Perhaps it is not my commentary which keeps "cities like Pomona the way they are", perhaps it has more to do with the notorious actions of it's residents.

Blaming the messenger for the message never solves problems.
CaptAmerica

Lake Memphremagog, VT

#40 Aug 27, 2010
Dare wrote:
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I'm not so sure "claremont" meant because Pomona wqs lower class it would be murder. I think we or she may have meant Claremont police would not ake the investigation to the same level, as the driver was a shop owner, and who know's maybe a resident of Claremont. Would Claremont PD do that? I don't know, but I hope not.
I think the reportable crime statistics from Pomona indicates that the Pomona Police tend to work a lot harder dealing with major crimes. This is done with a frequency and at a level that the Claremont PD never sees, so it is reasonable for you to believe that the Claremont Police may not take the investigation "to the same level".
Heartbroken

Upland, CA

#41 Aug 27, 2010
Reality wrote:
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Agree completly! If you knew the deep freindhsip the two shared (as I do), you would know that the driver would have given her life to save the life of her friend and vice versa. This was an accident nothing more. Wait for the police report and quit assuming there is more to the story than that.
For you conspiracy theorists, go back to whatever rock you craweld out from and read your JFK plots. For you that want to bring race, jealousy, city of residence...go back to the Jerry Springer Show where you belong. A fine person has passed, a friend is devastated beyond belief....show some respect.
These people are why the world has so much anger and hate...They really are NOT worth my time..
Kathee

Long Beach, CA

#42 Aug 27, 2010
My Heart goes out to everyone, especially Ms.Monohan I can not even start to imagine what she is going thru her life has forever been changed, for all that know and love her be there for her she will so need each and every one of you.

God Bless
Kathee

Long Beach, CA

#43 Aug 27, 2010
whitey wrote:
in all my years of driving i have never done such a thing. how can you possibly, by accident, accelerate over a curb, run someone over, and continue driving over 100 feet? was it a toyota?
Let's hope you never will experience such a thing. Until you are in someone elses shoes KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.
Kathee

Long Beach, CA

#44 Aug 27, 2010
Robert wrote:
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... and your evidence is what?
Uncle Ron, Glad your not my uncle. Ignorance look it up, you should not comment when you do not know the facts. let's hope a real tragidy never toucjes your life, but then if it did you would most likely blame someone or something else other than the fact!!!!!!!!!!
Kathee

Long Beach, CA

#45 Aug 27, 2010
Heartbroken wrote:
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These people are why the world has so much anger and hate...They really are NOT worth my time..
Reality, I could not have said it better. i wonder why aperson would post such negativity if not only to make their self inflicted miserable life seem better, so sad.
socal909

Long Beach, CA

#46 Aug 28, 2010
The accident was a tragedy, plain and simple.. People posting there negativity are nothing more than trolls, a by product of the anonymity of the internet..

I wish peace and strength for Catherine's family in this time of confusion and sorrow..
Really

Alhambra, CA

#47 Aug 28, 2010
CaptAmerica wrote:
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I think the reportable crime statistics from Pomona indicates that the Pomona Police tend to work a lot harder dealing with major crimes. This is done with a frequency and at a level that the Claremont PD never sees, so it is reasonable for you to believe that the Claremont Police may not take the investigation "to the same level".
Well what you think and what you know as fact are two different things. Claremont has less major crime, that is true. However, they have a far superior closure rate than Pomona.
Smathee

American Canyon, CA

#48 Aug 28, 2010
Praying is good, peace is great, overlooking that this accident is amazingly weird and that there is more to it is naive. We may not see the subconscious, but it exists, and in this case, took over. RIP Catherine.

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