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Pedestrian dies: Pedestrian dies after being hit by several vehicles

There are 80 comments on the Fox6 story from Sep 2, 2010, titled Pedestrian dies: Pedestrian dies after being hit by several vehicles. In it, Fox6 reports that:

The Slinger Police Department responded to a pedestrian that was killed after being struck by several vehicles around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Anonymous

Milwaukee, WI

#2 Sep 2, 2010
John Q in Oak Creek wrote:
Ya gotta be careful out there folks...Yes pedestrians have the "right of way" but that doesnt mean you step out in front of me while I'm doing 45mph and expect me to yield. Not happening. Common sense should tell you to wait for a break in traffic, before you step off the curb. Just because you have the right of way...that doesnt mean I have the capability to completely stop at some speeds. I'm sorry this person lost their life, but damn man....use your brain before daring the driver of a 4000lbs car.
I doubt they just stepped out in front of a moving vehicle on Hwy 60 because they felt they had the right of way... There is more to the story that is not being told. vehicles usually travel between 50 and 60 miles per hour on Hwy 60.
Anonymous Hartford WI

Hartford, WI

#3 Sep 2, 2010
I passed this accident last evening after it happened and before rescue vehicles arrived. There were vehicles and people all over the place surrounding the man who was hit. Hwy 60 is a very dangerous hwy, I drive it daily. Not well lit at all. My heart and prayers go out to him and his family.
Anonymous West Bend

Sussex, WI

#4 Sep 2, 2010
Maybe they should get more lighting in that area. It is dark and sometimes we all don't see pedestrians enter a crosswalk. Lets all be more careful out there. We don't need anymore needless deaths. Yes it was an accident but we don't know the whole story as yet either. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims family and friends. This could have been avoided.
Channel 6 Viewer

United States

#5 Sep 2, 2010
I live in Slinger, and was wondering just where on hwy. 60 he was attempting to cross. Hwy. 60, in the immediate area of Slinger is, for the most part, a divided highway,...and much too wide for anyone to attempt to cross on foot,...especially because the minimum speed is,(I believe), 45 m.p.h.
Anonymous in Hartford is correct. That area is poorly lit,...and, if you're attempting to cross at the widest area,(Hwy 60/Hwy 175 intersection), chances are you'll get hit. I approached that intersection one rainy night, and there had been a 2-car accident there. It was practically impossible to see anything there. Between the poor lighting and the rain, it was an extremely dangerious intersection.

My sincere condolences go out to the family.
unknown

United States

#6 Sep 2, 2010
The accident was just was of Kettle Moraine/Bonnie ln and hwy 60 intersection. In this area people drive considerably faster than the 50 mph limit. At night it is very dark. The drivers probably never saw the person until it was too late. Prayers to the family.
Mother of one Driver

United States

#7 Sep 2, 2010
My daughter was the second person to hit this man. He walked right out in front of the first car that hit him, this was right before Amber Inn, if you're headed east, and you are all right, very dark, hard to see, 50mph limit, and last night it was EXTREMELY FOGGY! We had to go pick her up after midnight at the scene. She is OK, car is OK, but the first car who hit him had the entire windshield caved in. No one else was hurt, thank God. He just walked right out into traffic. They were calling it a POSSIBLE suicide or just someone extremely under the influence of something. They had counselors there for the people who hit him, one car (the one after my daughter) even drug him a ways. They said he was dead before the second car (my daughter) hit him. At least that's what they told her. She is very traumatized today and seeing a therapist. She tried to avoid him (they didn't even know what was in the road until after they hit him) and she ran over his legs. I hope to find out who he was and what was going on!
Todd H kaukauna

Oshkosh, WI

#8 Sep 2, 2010
It was my cousins ex husband that was struck and killed. He left behind a 10 year old son who is in shock over what happened to his dad. The family is devastated over what happened.
Channel 6 Viewer

United States

#9 Sep 2, 2010
unknown wrote:
The accident was just was of Kettle Moraine/Bonnie ln and hwy 60 intersection. In this area people drive considerably faster than the 50 mph limit. At night it is very dark. The drivers probably never saw the person until it was too late. Prayers to the family.
Yeah,...I was just watching channel 4, & they gave me a better idea where the accident occurred. It's west of the 60/175 intersection, and the cars are picking up speed after leaving the intersection. I also believe the speed limit there to be 50 m.p.h.
Poorly lit there, too. So sad.
My sympathies to the family of the deceased,...as well as to the individuals who hit him. I'm sure they must be devastated, as well.
Mother of one Driver

United States

#10 Sep 2, 2010
That is horrible to hear. I am so very sorry.
Ano

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Sep 2, 2010
Todd H kaukauna wrote:
It was my cousins ex husband that was struck and killed. He left behind a 10 year old son who is in shock over what happened to his dad. The family is devastated over what happened.
Did the family know what his motive was? Or was he under the influence?
Channel 6 Viewer

United States

#12 Sep 2, 2010
Mother of one Driver wrote:
My daughter was the second person to hit this man. He walked right out in front of the first car that hit him, this was right before Amber Inn, if you're headed east, and you are all right, very dark, hard to see, 50mph limit, and last night it was EXTREMELY FOGGY! We had to go pick her up after midnight at the scene. She is OK, car is OK, but the first car who hit him had the entire windshield caved in. No one else was hurt, thank God. He just walked right out into traffic. They were calling it a POSSIBLE suicide or just someone extremely under the influence of something. They had counselors there for the people who hit him, one car (the one after my daughter) even drug him a ways. They said he was dead before the second car (my daughter) hit him. At least that's what they told her. She is very traumatized today and seeing a therapist. She tried to avoid him (they didn't even know what was in the road until after they hit him) and she ran over his legs. I hope to find out who he was and what was going on!
My heart goes out to your daughter. It must have been a very devastating experience for her. Be strong & supportive to her. If she ever needed your back,...NOW is the time! God bless you & yours,...and good luck.
Dr Cam

Appleton, WI

#13 Sep 2, 2010
I grew up on that corner. Their were accidents ALL THE time. One December 26th, there were two within an hour. It's a horrible intersection. People routinely drive too fast there. They have #1 dropped the speed limit, and #2 Put in a Stop Light. Either they can drop the speed limit down lower, which I would like to see, or people can learn to drive better. This is very sad, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family. It's time for people everywhere to SLOW DOWN though. Routinely driving 10+ miles over is disgusting.
Jerry from Slinger

United States

#14 Sep 2, 2010
Todd H kaukauna wrote:
It was my cousins ex husband that was struck and killed. He left behind a 10 year old son who is in shock over what happened to his dad. The family is devastated over what happened.
On behalf of my family, and myself,...Please accept our most sincere condolences,...and please extend them to your loved ones. Many years ago, I lost my grandfather & younger brother in a car/train accident. I can relate to a sudden, unexpected passing in the family. We cannot question God's wisdom,... or his reasons for taking our loved ones before we're prepared to let them go. We can only question his timing.
Our deepest Sympathies.
Jerry from Slinger.
accident victim

Pewaukee, WI

#15 Sep 2, 2010
Dr Cam wrote:
I grew up on that corner. Their were accidents ALL THE time. One December 26th, there were two within an hour. It's a horrible intersection. People routinely drive too fast there. They have #1 dropped the speed limit, and #2 Put in a Stop Light. Either they can drop the speed limit down lower, which I would like to see, or people can learn to drive better. This is very sad, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family. It's time for people everywhere to SLOW DOWN though. Routinely driving 10+ miles over is disgusting.
Everyone that hit the man was NOT speeding, I was only going 50mph when the speed limit on that road is 55mph. It was VERY dark and everyone who struck the man did not even see him until it was too late. I'm positive the man was commiting suicide, they found two bottles of perscription anti-depressants. This accident was NOT due to people's driving. So stfu.
accident victim

Pewaukee, WI

#16 Sep 2, 2010
I'm sorry it is actually 50mph on that road not 55, but people are allowed to travel at 55mph AT THE MOST! I was doing the speed limit and like I mentioned above it was VERY dark.
unknown

United States

#17 Sep 2, 2010
Channel 6 Viewer wrote:
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Yeah,...I was just watching channel 4, & they gave me a better idea where the accident occurred. It's west of the 60/175 intersection, and the cars are picking up speed after leaving the intersection. I also believe the speed limit there to be 50 m.p.h.
Poorly lit there, too. So sad.
My sympathies to the family of the deceased,...as well as to the individuals who hit him. I'm sure they must be devastated, as well.
. U r still too far east. It was west if the stoplight at kettle moraine. The drivers would have been approaching the intersection not leaving it.
anonymous

Kansasville, WI

#18 Sep 2, 2010
I blocked the victim with my car after he was hit 3 times. It is a very dark section of road and it was a bit foggy. You couldnt see him in the road until you were right there. And until you've actually been through something like that you have NO IDEA!!!!
Brittney

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Sep 2, 2010
That man was my 41 year old uncle. My family and I are going through a lot after what happened. So, please dont comment on this shit about him being stupid , theres nothing stupid about it. How would you feel if you lost someone and people gave their negative input on something so tragic.? Have some respect PLEASE!
Channel 6 Viewer

United States

#20 Sep 2, 2010
unknown wrote:
<quoted text>. U r still too far east. It was west if the stoplight at kettle moraine. The drivers would have been approaching the intersection not leaving it.
Yes,...You're correct. After reading ALL the posts in here, as well as today's paper,...I realized that it was West of the Hwy 60/Hwy 144 intersection. BUT,...Regardless of the location,...It's still a horrific accident,...And our hearts go out to ALL involved. I'm sure that anyone who had the misfortune of striking the victim is just as crushed & devastated as the victim's family members.
My condolences.
accident victim

Pewaukee, WI

#21 Sep 2, 2010
Brittney wrote:
That man was my 41 year old uncle. My family and I are going through a lot after what happened. So, please dont comment on this **** about him being stupid , theres nothing stupid about it. How would you feel if you lost someone and people gave their negative input on something so tragic.? Have some respect PLEASE!
My family and I feel awful about this. Everyone involved in this has become a victim, including you guys. I certainly don't think he was stupid. I wish I could know why he was there and why this had to happen, it would help me deal with it too! I still can't believe it really happened at all!

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