Lancaster woman killed when vehicle s...

Lancaster woman killed when vehicle struck

There are 67 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 19, 2009, titled Lancaster woman killed when vehicle struck. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A Lancaster woman was killed early this morning after her vehicle broke down in rural Fairfield County and she was hit by a passing SUV.

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joseph borman

Dublin, OH

#1 Sep 19, 2009
unless the old lady was blind she should have seen the poor womans car at least.a girl died because of people that shouldnt be allowed to drive.lord knows how many pills the old lady was on because of prescriptions.and what was she doing out at 1 in the morning anyway.that is rediculous and sad.i feel for the victims family.hope that old ladys rich cause i would sue the granny panty's right off of her...disgruntled
R Farquhar

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 19, 2009
The SUV did not hit the woman on its own. The Vehicle was driven by a human being. Saying the person was hit by a SUV shows bias on the writers part.

Coonpath road is dark, windy and narrow. Do not judge the driver until you know the circumstances.
Rhoda

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 19, 2009
I think they need to make older driver go through a driving test to keep their license. Year after year many people are killing by older americans driving. No different than the younger drivers being tested. My grandma had drove for years unable to see or drive and it took years to get her license taken away from her. She wasnt able for years to drive but continued to drive because there isnt anything in place to montior it.
Wonderer

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Sep 19, 2009
What is a 68 year old woman doing out at 1:20 a.m.
Rick

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 19, 2009
Actually more people are kiiled by younger drivers. It is just the older drivers make the news. If you test one group you must test all groups. The Government health plan wants to have Death Panels for older people and now young drivers want to take their license. What are they supposed to do. Stay home and waste away. They worked hard their entire life and now want to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
carla

Nashport, OH

#6 Sep 19, 2009
I agree with Rick. First of all, 68 isn't old.
And those of you who think it is will know better when you get there!
sharon manley

Hilliard, OH

#8 Sep 19, 2009
i love u and so do the kids u alwasys will be loved
sharon gordon MANLEY

Hilliard, OH

#9 Sep 19, 2009
susan u were a wounder person i will alwasy miss u and u will always be my sister inlaw look down on me and the kids once in a while...u were a very loving person why u why u your 3 kids will always know you loved thim and i will do anything to help your family in any way any time and we will see each otherr soon for i am a manley amd always will be i would take you place to if only i could ..i love you my sister always god bless u and the family they are taking this rough and i just want to take it all way ans see u smile once last time...... miranda, andrew,and albert say they love u and i promis they will never forget there aunt susan rest im peace ...
I AM SO SORRY.......
big brother is watching

Bellaire, OH

#10 Sep 19, 2009
Just read how your fellows want to have the STATE control all you do. They want to prejudge everyone and take away your so-called driving PRIVILEGES based on occasional events. Driving is not a privilege. It is a right. My grandmother did not even require a license to drive when she was a young woman. After she had already been driving the STATE declared it was a privilege and took away her right and everyone else's. Nearly every accident that happens involves drivers with LICENSES to drive. Those LICENSES do not prevent accidents. Those who have piped up about this know nothing about the circumstances of the accident.
sharon gordon MANLEY

Hilliard, OH

#11 Sep 19, 2009
R Farquhar wrote:
The SUV did not hit the woman on its own. The Vehicle was driven by a human being. Saying the person was hit by a SUV shows bias on the writers part.
Coonpath road is dark, windy and narrow. Do not judge the driver until you know the circumstances.
SHE WAS WRONG AND SUSAN WAS MY FAMILY
BuckI

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 19, 2009
It is a tragedy for the family, and my heart goes out to them.

On the other subject, older people driving, I'm 46 and I would be more than willing to re-take the driving test every 7 to 10 years. My father-in-law drove till he was 90. He had dementia...he was found in Columbus, he was found driving the wrong way on the freeway around Dayton...it was a nightmare. We begged him to give up his driving privileges; he refused. We took the keys; he went to the dealer and had another set made. We need to have a system by which people who aren't capable of driving anymore--no matter what their age--can legally have their driving privileges revoked.
kathy london ohio

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 19, 2009
I feel bad for both families and my heart goes out for them. this 68 year old women certainly did not do this on purpose and she has to live with this the rest of her life. if obama has his way won't be long maybe she was out that late working part time because social security cant pay her bills. don't make judgements till you have been there. only god can judge us.
Whatever

Galloway, OH

#14 Sep 19, 2009
joseph borman wrote:
unless the old lady was blind she should have seen the poor womans car at least.a girl died because of people that shouldnt be allowed to drive.lord knows how many pills the old lady was on because of prescriptions.and what was she doing out at 1 in the morning anyway.that is rediculous and sad.i feel for the victims family.hope that old ladys rich cause i would sue the granny panty's right off of her...disgruntled
Wow, with all these details you seem to positive about, how come the article didn't mention that YOU were THERE? Geez... how can you judge what happened unless you are a trained crash reconstructionist or you were there? Judging something/someone when you don't have all the facts and don't know all the circumstances isn't right. And bashing some senior citizen for hitting that woman isn't right when you don't know what happened. She killed someone and probably is devastated over it and doesn't need someone going off half-cocked and uninformed spouting off adding insult to injury. Think before you speak.
Whatever

Galloway, OH

#15 Sep 19, 2009
BuckI wrote:
It is a tragedy for the family, and my heart goes out to them.
On the other subject, older people driving, I'm 46 and I would be more than willing to re-take the driving test every 7 to 10 years. My father-in-law drove till he was 90. He had dementia...he was found in Columbus, he was found driving the wrong way on the freeway around Dayton...it was a nightmare. We begged him to give up his driving privileges; he refused. We took the keys; he went to the dealer and had another set made. We need to have a system by which people who aren't capable of driving anymore--no matter what their age--can legally have their driving privileges revoked.
How do you know that the lady mentioned in this article isn't capable of driving when the article doesn't yet contain all the facts? I also know many older drivers (my mother being one of them) who I would rather share the road with than some of the teens today. I'm all for testing too and taking drivers at risk off the road, but advanced age doesn't necessarily make someone a risk on the road.

“Hmmm....”

Since: Jul 09

Ohio

#16 Sep 19, 2009
joseph borman wrote:
unless the old lady was blind she should have seen the poor womans car at least.a girl died because of people that shouldnt be allowed to drive.lord knows how many pills the old lady was on because of prescriptions.and what was she doing out at 1 in the morning anyway.that is rediculous and sad.i feel for the victims family.hope that old ladys rich cause i would sue the granny panty's right off of her...disgruntled
Wow, you sure seem to know a lot about this woman. Were you with her? Don't assume anything. This is a horrible thing that just happened. The woman at fault will have to live with this.

My prayers go out to both families. Such a sad situation...\
Whatever

Galloway, OH

#17 Sep 19, 2009
Wonderer wrote:
What is a 68 year old woman doing out at 1:20 a.m.
Geez, I thought this was the United States of America! What was a 68 year old woman doing out at that time? None of your damn business, that's what! Since when is someone that age under a curfew, might I ask? I believe she has the right to stay out all night if she wants without asking your permission? Who are you to tell someone else (an adult) how late they can be out? Get a grip.
concerned

Galion, OH

#18 Sep 19, 2009
Whatever wrote:
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Geez, I thought this was the United States of America! What was a 68 year old woman doing out at that time? None of your damn business, that's what! Since when is someone that age under a curfew, might I ask? I believe she has the right to stay out all night if she wants without asking your permission? Who are you to tell someone else (an adult) how late they can be out? Get a grip.
good job! nab them maybe they have not been on that road to have a clue as to how dangerous it really is, no matter what the age of the driver is....it would be nice to just hear condolences for the families..yes, the driver will have to live with this the rest of her life, always doubting she did the right thing...God be with all the lives touched by this tragedy!
carla

Nashport, OH

#19 Sep 19, 2009
concerned wrote:
<quoted text>good job! nab them maybe they have not been on that road to have a clue as to how dangerous it really is, no matter what the age of the driver is....it would be nice to just hear condolences for the families..yes, the driver will have to live with this the rest of her life, always doubting she did the right thing...God be with all the lives touched by this tragedy!
AMEN!!
free buckeye

Wheelersburg, OH

#20 Sep 19, 2009
"They want to prejudge everyone and take away your so-called driving PRIVILEGES based on occasional events. Driving is not a privilege. It is a right."

Driving is NOT a right, it is a privelege, granted by the State License Agency. No one has the RIGHT to drive even after passing a test. It is not guarenteed in the Constitution.
Jenna Ward

Dublin, OH

#21 Sep 19, 2009
It is very sad for both families involved. Did the lady driving the car that hit Susan do it on purpose, probably not. This was an accident and it could have happened to and by anyone, especially on that road. To say that "68" is old, come on now. There are some very young and vibrant 68 year-olds today. Someone asked what is a 68 year old woman doing out on the road at that time.....well, maybe, if you will, she just got off work and was on her way home. Maybe she was on her way to the store to get medicine for a loved one. Maybe she was on her way to the hospital to see a loved one or friend who was just brought in by squad. You don't know, nor do I. Why are people soooo quick to judge and make stupid comments. I hope something like this never happens to those who are quick on the draw to condemn.

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