SUV hits 7 Pedestrians, Kills 17-month-old near Harrisonburg

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

An 18-month-old child is dead and six other people are being treated for injuries after a sport utility vehicle ran off the road and hit them.
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Devasting :( Such terrible news.
Sooo SAD

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This is a horrible tragedy-prayers for all involved.
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Tragic. I cannot imagine how the parents of the baby will cope with this loss.

Subdivision speed limits are usually 25mph. At any rate, a senseless and horrific accident.
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Life can change in the blink of an eye. This is so sad but let it be a reminder to live every day like it's your last!
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For the sake of the 16 year old, whom I'm certain will find these posts, I beg everyone to please refrain from any potentially devastating comments. He will have a difficult enough time as it is.
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He was proabably texting or talking on cellphone.
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If I were a Driver's Ed teacher. I would make sure to talk about this in class. Perfect example of a teen who thinks they have complete control of a vehicle but in the blink of an eye changed his life and the life of another family. Just the thought of those handcuffs being placed on your hands as the trooper leads you away from the accident scene with someone under a blanket. That would change some minds.
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Really wrote:
He was proabably texting or talking on cellphone.
While the cell phone certainly increases the likelihood of accidents, brand new drivers are fully capable of causing horrific wrecks without distractions.
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BTW, looked at the story on Harrisonburg's TV station's site. This was clearly a bus stop he ran into, 2 adults and 5 kids (including the toddler).
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At 13:08 today, one of C'ville's finest made a right-side pass of a car that was turning left from Market Street onto 5th Street. In the process, he nearly struck me as I was halfway across the street in the crosswalk. The officer proceeded to make a right turn into their driveway just past the parking garage.

Officer, it's time for you to review your traffic laws!
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Downtown worker wrote:
At 13:08 today, one of C'ville's finest made a right-side pass of a car that was turning left from Market Street onto 5th Street. In the process, he nearly struck me as I was halfway across the street in the crosswalk. The officer proceeded to make a right turn into their driveway just past the parking garage.
Officer, it's time for you to review your traffic laws!
Almost does not count in most instances......walk faster!
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Noneya wrote:
For the sake of the 16 year old, whom I'm certain will find these posts, I beg everyone to please refrain from any potentially devastating comments. He will have a difficult enough time as it is.
I have no sympathy for this driver. He killed a baby and injured others. He did something that caused this accident. Haven't you seen how young kids drive once they are out of momma and daddy's sight?
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No Sympathy wrote:
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I have no sympathy for this driver. He killed a baby and injured others. He did something that caused this accident. Haven't you seen how young kids drive once they are out of momma and daddy's sight?
My initial reaction was that it was probably a senior citizen that should not have been driving still.
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ETOH on board I'm guessing.....
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Eaglescout1984 wrote:
BTW, looked at the story on Harrisonburg's TV station's site. This was clearly a bus stop he ran into, 2 adults and 5 kids (including the toddler).
Thanks for the update - was wondering where they were ... when NBC29 reports you have to go to other sites to get the rest of the story.
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Eaglescout1984 wrote:
If I were a Driver's Ed teacher. I would make sure to talk about this in class. Perfect example of a teen who thinks they have complete control of a vehicle but in the blink of an eye changed his life and the life of another family. Just the thought of those handcuffs being placed on your hands as the trooper leads you away from the accident scene with someone under a blanket. That would change some minds.
We do...like everything...some are good drivers and some are bad. Most of the "good" drivers have had decent training/practice/experience with their parents. We all make mistakes while driving...16 year olds make many more...for a variety of reasons. This is very sad...i hope all drivers learn from this tragic accident.
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Noneya wrote:
For the sake of the 16 year old, whom I'm certain will find these posts, I beg everyone to please refrain from any potentially devastating comments. He will have a difficult enough time as it is.
Well you can say what you want but that is ridiculous. They have been having problems with him speeding in the past. My cousin was one of the adults who got hit. What would you say if it was your family member!!!!!!!!!!
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How horrible and sad.
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Downtown worker wrote:
At 13:08 today, one of C'ville's finest made a right-side pass of a car that was turning left from Market Street onto 5th Street. In the process, he nearly struck me as I was halfway across the street in the crosswalk. The officer proceeded to make a right turn into their driveway just past the parking garage.
Officer, it's time for you to review your traffic laws!
Maybe YOU need to speed up your wheelchair.
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He was proabably texting or talking on cellphone.
Not hard to figure out what the problem was; look at what he was charged with, now look that up in the Code and read when that applies.

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