PEDESTRIAN STRUCK: Woman hit by car o...

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK: Woman hit by car on Interstate 80

There are 14 comments on the WHOtv story from May 30, 2010, titled PEDESTRIAN STRUCK: Woman hit by car on Interstate 80. In it, WHOtv reports that:

Traffic on I-80 came to a hault Sunday night after a woman ran into traffic and was struck by a car following a single-vehicle accident.

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How Stupid

Des Moines, IA

#1 May 31, 2010
More than likely the car was stolen from the hood rats and they were trying to get away.
Tbone

West Des Moines, IA

#2 May 31, 2010
Suicide attempt maybe. Didn't get it done with the single vehicle accident and then runs into traffic. Then they say there was a passenger that they were chasing that was never found. Can the car that hit them corroborate that story or did this person run into traffic on purpose? Should be easy for the police to sort out with witness statements. There should be plenty of other witnesses in the cars behind the one that struck the person.

I doubt it was a "hood rat" with a stolen car. Get away from what or who? I can't imagine stealing a car and wrecking it and thinking that the first thing I must do is run in front of traffic. Your post matches your sign on name.
Kdog

West Des Moines, IA

#3 May 31, 2010
Tbone is right. "How Stupid" don't you think the responding Officer would run the license plate of this vehicle? If it were stolen wouldn't the headline be "Driver of stolen vehicle struck while trying to flee?"

"How Stupid?" I would say very stupid.
How Stupid

Des Moines, IA

#4 May 31, 2010
not always. watch the show cops sometimes. they have to run the plate and verify its stolen from the vin number. why would anyone wreck a car and run from the screen unless they were up to no good. that makes no sense. get with the program people.
concerned iowan

Des Moines, IA

#5 Jun 1, 2010
What you don't say is that she was 18 and drunk as a skunk. Don't leave out these facts when reporting. So, when she has these habits at such a young age and does it again, but next time kills someone...maybe your family member...remember this and the tolerance for it.
Scared Driver of I-80 Car

Dekalb, IL

#6 Jun 1, 2010
I'm the driver of the car that she ran into. Now I truly believe that the news justs reports what ever they want to and not the facts. The title of this story says "PEDESTRIAN STRUCK: Woman hit by car on Interstate 80". This is not true. She ran into the side of my car, I did not strike her. I did everything I could to avoid her without losing control of my car. She physically ran into my drivers side door. I am very thankful that she is alive, truly amazing. I do not know what compelled her to run across traffic and do not want to speculate. She did say originally that she was chasing her friend, but later took back that comment. She was impaired, but I do not know the facts. The impairment could have been from head trauma and shock. I hope that they follow up on this story so I do know the facts and if she is still alive. I will never forget the terror of that night.
Scared Driver of I-80 Car

Dekalb, IL

#7 Jun 1, 2010
How Stupid wrote:
not always. watch the show cops sometimes. they have to run the plate and verify its stolen from the vin number. why would anyone wreck a car and run from the screen unless they were up to no good. that makes no sense. get with the program people.
To make a comment like this is "STUPID"!!! You do not know the facts and were not there.
vanessa

Douds, IA

#8 Jun 1, 2010
wow that is so scary i dk what i would do if i seen that happened rite infront of me :(
THRAWN5499

Wentzville, MO

#9 Jun 1, 2010
To Scared Driver of I-80 Car. HE is 100% right I was the guy trying to keep her off the I-80. she was trying to kill her self. she was trying the same thing on the other side of the interstate but my self and a few other people stopped her. she then ran to the other side and made it into the traffic before I could stop her. I did not know at first if she was alive or dead but I managed to get traffic stopped on I-80 so no one would hit her while she was laying in the road. When I came back someone else had pulled her off the interstate and she was setting up and talking. There was no other person in the car with her. My friend who was riding with me called 911 when we saw her about to lose control. My friend Myself and another lady were the first to the car to help her. Scared Driver was absolutely not at fault.
she claimed she was 21 though I don't know for sure. I was so upset when I saw the news report. She said she had something to a few drinks but I can't confirm that. I do know she was on drugs though and the cops did find stuff in here car I was standing there when they pulled the stuff out of her car. I hope she lives she didn't seem to badly hurt but I am sure she had some internal bleeding. every time I close my eyes I still see her look at me before she ran onto the road. I wish the news would get that fact straight....
Scared Driver of I-80 Car

Dekalb, IL

#10 Jun 1, 2010
THRAWN5499 wrote:
To Scared Driver of I-80 Car. HE is 100% right I was the guy trying to keep her off the I-80. she was trying to kill her self. she was trying the same thing on the other side of the interstate but my self and a few other people stopped her. she then ran to the other side and made it into the traffic before I could stop her. I did not know at first if she was alive or dead but I managed to get traffic stopped on I-80 so no one would hit her while she was laying in the road. When I came back someone else had pulled her off the interstate and she was setting up and talking. There was no other person in the car with her. My friend who was riding with me called 911 when we saw her about to lose control. My friend Myself and another lady were the first to the car to help her. Scared Driver was absolutely not at fault.
she claimed she was 21 though I don't know for sure. I was so upset when I saw the news report. She said she had something to a few drinks but I can't confirm that. I do know she was on drugs though and the cops did find stuff in here car I was standing there when they pulled the stuff out of her car. I hope she lives she didn't seem to badly hurt but I am sure she had some internal bleeding. every time I close my eyes I still see her look at me before she ran onto the road. I wish the news would get that fact straight....
WOW! Thanks for backing me up. I cannot believe that you had the guts to chase her into traffic. I would have just plugged my ears and looked away. As I said before, I hope they follow up on this story so we know all the facts. She must have had a guardian angel watching over her that night, as she failed twice to end her life.
THRAWN5499

Wentzville, MO

#11 Jun 1, 2010
I sent a link to this to my friend who called 911 he said the police or the reporter must have smoked some of what they found in the car... It would almost seem like it as far off as the story is from the truth...
Christy

West Des Moines, IA

#12 Jun 1, 2010
THRAWN5499, I am glad that you are not hurt and that you saved that girl's life!! I hope that she can get the mental help that it sounds like she needs or just someone to talk and listen to her. It was VERY brave what you did.
witness sister

Norfolk, MA

#13 Jun 5, 2010
My brother was second on the scene that night. An 18 wheeler and he had to swerve becasue she was laying motionless in the middle of the road. He was the second person to reach her. The first person had pulled her off to the side of the road. He could tell she had been hit by a car, that her jeans were drenched in blood and that her ribs looked like they were caved in. He could tell right away she had been hit by a car. She was not with it, mumbling and in bad shape. So I question the accounts that some people are posting here. There was a man that approached the group taking care of this girl, saying she had just gotten in a accident on the other side of the highway and that they had been looking for her.
Scared Driver of I-80 Car

Dekalb, IL

#14 Jun 7, 2010
witness sister wrote:
My brother was second on the scene that night. An 18 wheeler and he had to swerve becasue she was laying motionless in the middle of the road. He was the second person to reach her. The first person had pulled her off to the side of the road. He could tell she had been hit by a car, that her jeans were drenched in blood and that her ribs looked like they were caved in. He could tell right away she had been hit by a car. She was not with it, mumbling and in bad shape. So I question the accounts that some people are posting here. There was a man that approached the group taking care of this girl, saying she had just gotten in a accident on the other side of the highway and that they had been looking for her.
She wasn't hit by a car, she ran into the side of my car. Her jeans weren't drenched in blood, they were covered with mud. She ran/crawled through the ditch which was full of mud. I received a call from the state patrol last night and he said she was ok. She had no broken bones. He said that she was very intoxicated. I hope that this whole ordeal has been a big wake up call for her. Life is too short!

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