Women killed at mall had BAC triple t...

Women killed at mall had BAC triple the legal limit

There are 23 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Jan 8, 2008, titled Women killed at mall had BAC triple the legal limit. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office has not made a final determination into the cause of death of Susan Banker, 51, of Lima, NY.

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Chilly Willie

United States

#1 Jan 8, 2008
Was her named tipsy ?

Buffalo, NY

#2 Jan 8, 2008
0.25%?!?....that takes quite a bit of effort.

North Chili, NY

#4 Jan 8, 2008

Rochester, NY

#5 Jan 8, 2008
I have to say, the thought of the sister suing because an animal moved its head, and the victim fell forward was extremely upsetting to me. Really seemed like a money hungry woman. I feel for the loss of a loved one but come on!

New York, NY

#7 Jan 8, 2008
They won't get one red cent now! Sure go a head and blame the horse and the deputy. It was her fault the drunk!

Kannapolis, NC

#8 Jan 8, 2008
why blame the deputy o woman. accident happen.

Rochester, NY

#9 Jan 9, 2008
i agree with MSP. i think its all about trying to get money. if she was drunk and they have the proof and find no evidence that she was trampled they wont get a penny. they havent even buried the women and they are talking of suing already.

United States

#10 Jan 9, 2008
i agree with you, mei. the talk of suing started the same day! unbelievable!! sounds like money hungery drunks..25? i wonder who was driving back to lima

Rochester, NY

#11 Jan 9, 2008
well thats a sad way to go just to make a buck.
scam gone bad maybe?
OJ Simpson

Lakeville, MN

#12 Jan 9, 2008
I'll let them use my lawyers!
Fred Lane

United States

#13 Jan 9, 2008
maybe they can charge her (posthumously of course) with public drunkeness and the sister with public stupidity.

somehow it will be George Pataki's fault.

Walden, NY

#14 Jan 9, 2008
I just finished reading all these comments and I am thoroughly discusted. How do you people sleep at night?

Who are you to call her sister stupid? And who are you to judge her for drinking? Do you know that they didn't maybe go have a luncheon or something and she maybe had a little too much to drink. Does that make her a bad person? I don't think so. Can any of you say you have NEVER been drunk in public? Somehow I don't think so.

For goodness sake a woman was killed. Accident, likely but, why should anyone say the hurtful things you people are saying? What would you be doing right now if it had been your sister, mother, friend, or daughter? And how would you feel if you read these things about your loved one?

Honeoye Falls, NY

#16 Jan 10, 2008
Mail a ticket for being drunk in public to the funeral home

Rochester, NY

#17 Jan 10, 2008
The problem with luckyluke's comment is that they don't realize that this woman was always drunk.
She didn't work, begged for money from neighbors and people who worked for a living in near by businesses to buy beer with, drank everyday and into the night and had health problems stemming from her drinking and whatever else she put into her body. The real sorry part about it is that the officer and the horse might have gotten blamed for her antics and that the family almost got away with using her death for their own gain.I do think it is very sad that she died a horrible death but make no mistake she chose her path in life. Horses are not man killers and will go out of their way to avoid stepping anything is unfamiliar under their feet.Pray to God for her if you want but don't blame the horse or the officer and be happy that her family won't be gaining from her death. She lived off the system for years. I think the taxpayers have paid enough.
God rest her soul.

Brockport, NY

#18 Jan 10, 2008
Your average person who does NOT normally drink getting drunk at a luncheon would be PASSED OUT with a BAC that high! It takes quite a high tolerance to be walking around with a .25% BAC...

It is tragic that she died, but she certainly had some responsibility in this death.
inhuman people

Rochester, NY

#19 Jan 10, 2008
I cannot believe what I am reading. Obvisiously, people have become cold and callous. Regardless, to what happened or how it happened a woman has lost her life and there are loved ones who are grieving. How would you feel if it was one of your loved ones? Karma is a .....!

United States

#20 Jan 10, 2008
first of all if you know youre drunk why the hell would you even think about walking near a cop. I would of saw him and thought oh crap I need to walk the other way. What a dummy in the first place. Second Im tired of all these drunk asses thinking its ok to get in there cars and put me and my family at risk. I dont feel sorry for her one bit because if she wouldve hit another person or car in that parking lot she wouldve hurt someone else and not herself. The drunk never dies!!! Unless you get trampled by a horse. Not to make a joke about it but Im sick of it, Stay home if youre going to drink and quit putting everyone else in danger!!!

Cranston, RI

#22 Jan 10, 2008
She made choices in life, like drinking to the point of severe drunkeness (.25 BAC, assunming that is true). If one of my family members chose to drink to that extent and they died, I would feel bad, but they did ask for it, didn't they. The sheriff's department and the mounted patrol are a positive to this community. My kids (not to mention myself) enjoy seeing the mounties. They perform a public service putting their lives on the line to keep Monroe County safe. This accident looks more like negligence on the part of the victim. Drinking is allowed in Monroe County, but stay in doors at your home when you drink to that extent. And was she planning on driving home? If she was, maybe this was god's way of making the streets safe. I do not know the person in question, but I pray for her soul and may she be in heaven, even if she were at fault. I also pray for the officer and the horse, please do not feel any guilt as it appears that you are innocent. Keep up the good job and keep us safe from crime and hate.

United States

#23 Jan 10, 2008
hey Ghost, sounds like you know her. Her and the sister have the same last name, niether one was ever married? Is the sister a drunk too?

Walden, NY

#24 Jan 10, 2008
Inhumae people has it right. I feel the same way.

Ghost, don't get me wrong, I don't agree with her drinking or anything of the sort but, everyone on here is judging her for the fact that she drank. And maybe you are right, maybe it was her lifestyle and maybe it was all she knew. But, is that any reason for everyone to be judging her ro talking bad about her. Who are to judge? It isn't for us to do it.

I know her sister Pam and do know that she was quite a drinker herself. If she still is, I don't know. I haven't seen her in a few years. But, who am I to judge her or her sister? I know Pam was a nice person when I knew her and would have done just about anything for anyone!! In fact, she did.

No one knows for sure who was driving do they? Or if she was there alone? She may not have been driving at all from what I heard from somewhere, the police wouldn't let the family leave the scene and go to the hospital right away so I assume they were with her.

As for the family sueing anyone, I don't think it will go far and chances are they won't get a lawyer that will take the case anyway.

The ones who are suffering here are the family of the victim and the officer and his family. Not you, not me and not the general public.

I only hope they don't put the horse out to pasture per say. It wasn't his fault for any of this. It was instinct for the horse.

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