Woman killed in Magna bicycle accident

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Fox 13 News has learned that a 38-year-old woman has been killed in a bicycle accident in Magna.

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Johanna

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Oct 19, 2010
 
i live where it happend she got hit my a teenager driveing to go to lunch form cyprus high school
tay

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sooooo sad.
Deniese

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This is sad to hear not only is she going to have to live with killing someone, but talk about having a HORRIBLE birthday. I know the girl who was driving and she's sweet and caring and i'm sure she feels horrible about this situation :( Hang in their family of the victim and sweetie (driver) I love you hang in there and hold yout head up high.
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It is not her fault she was trying to avoid both pedesrtians on both sides of her why they were on seperate sides I don't know
Mickey

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Oct 19, 2010
 
well i agree with deniese that is sad hang in there
Malarkey

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Shayla, bicyclists, not pedestrians for one. If you listened to the news story you would know that the teenage driver had veered into the opposite lane. The bicyclists were trying to get out of her way. The driver realized she was in the wrong lane and overcorrected and took out the bicyclist. The driver was obviously not paying attention, had paint obscuring her visibility, and was likely travelling faster than the speed limit. But no, it couldn’t be her fault…
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I know the driver and passenger of the truck people need to understand she was going home to wash the paint off her window at lunch time she took the back way so she wasn't on any busy main streets its a freak accident that happened.. She feels horrible for what happened and people need to also realize there is more then ONE victim in this situation people need to get the whole story before they start running there mouths on these message boards.. No one is saying its not her fault but it was an ACCIDENT she veered to miss the male rider who went left the lady went right and she never saw the lady she will have to live with this the rest of her life every birthday for her will be a constant reminder.. We love you girlie and my prayers with ALL that were involved..
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Malarkey wrote:
Shayla, bicyclists, not pedestrians for one. If you listened to the news story you would know that the teenage driver had veered into the opposite lane. The bicyclists were trying to get out of her way. The driver realized she was in the wrong lane and overcorrected and took out the bicyclist. The driver was obviously not paying attention, had paint obscuring her visibility, and was likely travelling faster than the speed limit. But no, it couldn’t be her fault…
OK she went 25 the speed limit for 1 for 2 she went that way so she was not on a main road 3 stop running your mouth and get all the facts befoe you think your so high and mighty i,m not trying to look like a jerk but i think that is it not right for you to get on here and say thing that you where not there and some thing the news left out so yea and the all the family's i hope for the best on both sides of this event
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I know the driver and passenger. It was a complete and utter accident. So everyone needs to stop arguing. seriously. this girl is ruined. would you guys like it if you accidently hit someone and killed them on your birthday, and people you didnt know were sittin on here saying its all her fault! grow up! I love you babygirrl. Stay strong were all here for you! <3
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(1)This road is undivided and narrow, there is no left lane right lane or their lane my lane on this road. (2) There is no bicycle lane on this road. (3)The cyclist were going faster than the truck was,the other cyclist had to break the distance of three houses before he could turn around. (4)The other cyclist turned his companion from her side to her back and shook her demanding that she say something to him before he began but did not finsh what looked like his best effort at CPR. If the other cyclist had maintained a cool head or had listened to the some of the crowd telling him to not touch her maybe she could have survived and there would not be two families in pain right now.
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You know... I feel really sorry for the girl driving the truck, as well as the family of the lady killed. It seems, from what her friends are saying, that she tried to do what she thought was right and stay off of the main roads and take it easy. But, there are no real accidents. She chose to drive with her windows all painted. It would have been a big pain for her to find a way to clean the windows off before she left the school parking lot (I'm sure there is water somewhere on the school grounds. But, by leaving with her windows painted... that makes it NOT an accident. Just something very unfortunate. I know many adults who would do something that dumb too... so it isn't just a "youth" thing. But, she shouldn't have driven off of the school grounds.

But, then again, part of the blame needs to lie with the friend who painted the windshield. Not too smart.
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So, I showed up to this scene right after it happend, yes it sucks very badly for both the families involved but it was totally just a freak accident I know the driver and she is a total Sweetheart who would never hurt anyone.. I know she feels terrible for what happened today, And would take it back if she could. But some of the facts you people are saying are not true. Yes her window was colored, but you can see where she tried to get it off as much as possible she was going home to wash it off correctly, and it was clear enough to see through though. This Girl (Driver) was not meaning to do anything wrong she was trying to Celebrate was suppose to be a Great Amazing Birthday, but ended up in a Horrible Nightmare...But I will have to say I do agree with Jessica I mean there are "Two" Victims in this situation. I feel so sorry for the families of the biker and driver. Hold your heads up. and things will only get better.
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This is a prime example of 'The Path to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions'

I understand the young lady was on her way home to clean the window and was even taking the neighborhood roads so she would only hit young children at play instead of someone elses nice car on the main roads. But that aside, was there not any water at the school to clean the window with???

I hope the courts make an example of this young lady so we can all learn to stop and think for ourselves instead of rushing through life with no thought of the other 6 billion people we happen to be rubbing shoulders with!!!
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I am with Britt on this all they way. I mean it was just a Freak Accident, it is really sad for both families. She was just trying to have a Great birthday, now she has to live with this forever and it is gonna be a memory she will never forget. Its not her fault. I love you Girly!
Everyone&I are here for you.. Hold your head up&Stay strong! <3
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No, it IS her fault. But, it isn't like she started out from school to hit someone. And, I don't agree that the courts should make an example of her, unless they find that she was driving recklessly on purpose.

She cleaned part of her window, so she started to do something smart. But, she stopped. Obviously, she was able to clean some of it... and maybe those who put the paint there could have helped. But, it should have been removed before she drove away. That is what makes this her fault. It would be like driving with ice on your windows in the winter.

But, not knowing the girl, I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt and say that she just did something not very smart and it turned out badly. How many of us do stupid things and get away with them? I feel so sorry for her and the victims family.

But, you guys have to stop saying, "it wasn't her fault and that she was just trying to have a great birthday". She drove with the windshield obstructed, she veered into the wrong side of the street, she couldn't see the lady on the bike because of her window and when she overcorrected, she hit the lady. Maybe the bicyclist has 10% of the blame for going as fast as you guys say... but 90% has to be with the driver.It sucks all around for everyone and I feel so sorry for all involved.

Good luck!
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@Gregory.. You honestly think she took the neighborhood thinking that little kids wee going to be out playing? Do you honestly have to be that ignorant? She was two blocks away from where she was going to wash her window she tried to get off as much as possible before leaving the school.. Instead of people judging the driver and her intentions maybe you should just say a prayer for the families that have been put thru this turmoil.. Seriously stop with the ignorance!
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@ Jessica

Ignorant??? Thank God all the children were safe indoors!!!(the cyclist was not so lucky)
I am not judging anyone. The actions of this young lady speak for themself!!!
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She made a mistake. A horrible mistake that she will live with the rest of her life.. It is not like she intentionally went out trying to hurt anybody.. People make bad decisions most people are lucky afterwards some aren't so lucky..
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Gregory.... My kids are some that play very near that street and it is a huge problem. Mostly from the high school students, but also from some very ignorant other people who are too self-absorbed to care about anything from themselves. I have on many occasions wanted to place a nice golfball sized rock through many a windshield of speeding cars. So, I understand your anger.

But, the only thing that I can tell this girl did that wasn't smart at all was to leave the school grounds with the windshield as it was. It is obvious that some of the paint had been taken off... but only in the center. She should have stayed there until it was safe. But again, we're talking about teenagers who think that nothing will happen to them. And, I have seen adults to similar stupid things.

I haven't heard about any speeding. I've only heard that she drifted and overcorrected (from lack of visibility) and she caused the wreck. That's all we know right now. So, other than a huge lack of judgement and reckless endangerment... I don't see the need to jump down her throat like you are.

If it comes out that she was also speeding and/or other stupid things... then maybe you will have more of a point. But you don't right now. And this is coming from a dad who has kids within a block or two of the wreck... and who wants to take out about 100 other drivers (80% teens and 20% other idiots) every day who do worse things with no terrible results... yet.

I see cars every winter with less cleaned off areas of their windshields who seem to get away with no problems. They are just as wrong for driving as this girl.

Hold off on your brash judgements until there is more information. We should be praying for all involved instead.
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Ignorant??? Thank God all the children were safe indoors!!!(the cyclist was not so lucky)
I am not judging anyone. The actions of this young lady speak for themself!!!
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Jessica wrote:
I know the driver and passenger of the truck people need to understand she was going home to wash the paint off her window at lunch time she took the back way so she wasn't on any busy main streets its a freak accident that happened.. She feels horrible for what happened and people need to also realize there is more then ONE victim in this situation people need to get the whole story before they start running there mouths on these message boards.. No one is saying its not her fault but it was an ACCIDENT she veered to miss the male rider who went left the lady went right and she never saw the lady she will have to live with this the rest of her life every birthday for her will be a constant reminder.. We love you girlie and my prayers with ALL that were involved..
I see, so because she feels terrible that should somehow absolve her of any responsibility for her actions? You can say that this is just a freak accident, but the fact of the matter is that no matter what the driver's intent was, she IS responsible for KILLING someone. She "veered to miss the male rider" only after drifting to the opposite side of the road. I never said she intended to do this. I'll even agree that it was probably naďve negligence on her part. But your characterization of the driver as a victim is wrong. She made several poor decisions and now must deal with the consequences of her actions. The only person who victimized her was herself. And while you are arguing that we should feel sorry for the driver, there are others more worthy of compassion who are suffering greatly. Your comments are very disrespectful to the friends and family of the deceased.

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