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wondering

Lake Charles, LA

#1 Sep 28, 2008
There was a woman that was hit this morning while jogging. Does anyone know how she is doing?
THSAlum

Cameron, MO

#2 Sep 28, 2008
She teachs school in Trumann. Last I heard she had swelling on her brain. I do not know anything else. (This was announced at my church tonight).
Jessie

Lake Charles, LA

#3 Sep 28, 2008
Does anyone know her name?
THSAlum

Cameron, MO

#4 Sep 28, 2008
Her name is Dee Shoemaker... she has three daughters.
omg

Leesville, LA

#5 Sep 28, 2008
that is terrible. Does anyone know the specifics, and what road it happened on ?? I run in the mornings and this is a fear of mine. I always run on a sidewalk though.
curious

United States

#6 Sep 28, 2008
Does anyone have an update? Which hospital is she at?
guest

Lake Charles, LA

#7 Sep 28, 2008
Prayers for this family.
Mom of one

Charleston, WV

#8 Sep 28, 2008
prayers are definitely needed. I know the family well and understand that they haven't heard any good news yet. Prayers for the whole family and the woman who accidentally hit her would be good.
Sad

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Sep 28, 2008
Anything new?
Guest

Leesville, LA

#10 Sep 29, 2008
Does anyone know the road that this occurred on?
Sad

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Sep 29, 2008
Read page 2 of the Jonesboro Sun (Monday).
Guest

Lake Charles, LA

#12 Sep 29, 2008
Guest wrote:
Does anyone know the road that this occurred on?
Higland Drive near Rains
Info

United States

#13 Sep 29, 2008
I was told last night that they called the family in. She has swelling and bleeding of the brain and they can't do surgery because of this. One of her pupil is fixed, but one is still reactive. They have told the family to consider organ donation. She is too critical to move to Memphis.
Accident

Lake Charles, LA

#14 Sep 29, 2008
This was a terrible accident that could have been avoided. It happened on E.Highland, just east of Harrisburg Rd. The ladies were jogging into the morning sun, with their backs to traffic, and no kind of reflective or visibility gear. The lady that hit them could not see them for the sun. She was severly distraught after the accident and had to be transported to the hospital as well, due to having chest pains and passing out. When she was hit, the lady was runninging in the roadway within three feet of a sidewalk that is wide enough for two people to run abreast on. This was a terrible accident that should have never happened.
Guest

Leesville, LA

#15 Sep 29, 2008
thanks for that info. I run on Highland also, but ALWAYS on the sidewalk. I've noticed alot of early morning joggers run in the road, I suppose they feel safe due to low traffic, but like the poster pointed out above, there are conditions in which the driver cannot see the jogger. Also, you are suppose to always run facing traffic, not away from it. You are right, this accident could have been avoided.
that guy

Alexander, AR

#16 Sep 29, 2008
she any relation to dana shoemaker?
Info

United States

#17 Sep 29, 2008
Does it really matter right now who is to blame. This woman is probably not going to make it. Pray for all involved!!!! Don't point fingers!!!!

Since: Sep 08

State University, AR

#18 Sep 29, 2008
I don't think they were blaming her as much as reminding everyone to be careful while jogging. It is very sad that this has happened, but it needs to be a lesson to others to be careful.
Accident

Lake Charles, LA

#19 Sep 29, 2008
I was in no way trying to point fingers, just telling the facts of the accident. I hope she and the lady that hit her, both make it through all right. This should be a warning and a lesson, that the human body is no match against a vehicle and runners shouldn't be in the road if they can avoid it. I hope others will see this and re-think their actions while running or biking.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Sep 29, 2008
It makes me think twice about running on busy roads.

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