Pedestrian struck and killed by dump truck

There are 40 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Dec 18, 2008, titled Pedestrian struck and killed by dump truck. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

State Police in Wayne County tell News 10NBC a pedestrian has been killed when hit by a dump truck in Marion.

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Jeff Vanderwege

Rochester, NY

#23 Dec 19, 2008
Mrs. Boss happens to have been my neighbor. I'm glad some of you people think it's funny when someone dies.

Ch. 10 needs to end the comments sections.
Yep

Rochester, NY

#24 Dec 19, 2008
So you may be right "Not Amused" but gee - have a little compassion. Accidents can happen to ANYONE including you.

Mrs. Boss - rest in peace. You will be missed!
JDS65

Lansing, NY

#25 Dec 19, 2008
To Mrs. Boss's family and neighbors who are upset with all of the comments. First of all I am truly sorry for your loss. And I apologize if I offended you. Second If you were so concerned and cared so much about this poor old women. Why on earth was she walking in this weather to the post office. I am not trying to lay guilt on anyone but seriously don't knock on people trying to make a point. She obviously should not have been out and now the poor guy who hit her has to live with the guilt of accidentally killing this poor old women. I'm sure she was a sweet women and she lived a very long life. I'm sorry she won't be able to enjoy one more holiday. Let this be a reminder to everyone take care of your elderly family and neighbors.
Jeff Vanderwege

Rochester, NY

#26 Dec 19, 2008
JDS65, must be you are truly a retard!!! Yesterday was clear and about 25 out. Not reason at all why she could not go up to the bank.
J- from wayne county

Rochester, NY

#27 Dec 19, 2008
I always say people amaze me. Everyone so quick to point a finger and blame. They call them accidents for a reason, I was one of the EMS persons on scene yesterday not only to try and help Mrs. Boss but we also treated the truck driver who I might add was beside himself with guilt. There was no consoling him. You people have no idea how hard it really is.
Not Amused

Rochester, NY

#28 Dec 19, 2008
Let me guess J-From Wayne County you are a CFR? Or maybe one of those volley EMTs? Get over your self "STAT" I think you guys say that right?

I know full well this was an accident. But it was an avoidable one. There is no way in hell that you can miss a freaking dump truck coming down the street.

I feel bad for the family, I really do. I can't imagine what they are going through right now.

But I feel for the driver, he was doing his job, minding his own business when BANG... He kills grandma. Through no fault of his own he now has someones death weighing over him.
Alissa Bogoian

North Kingstown, RI

#29 Dec 19, 2008
I must say that I am deeply disturbed my some of the comments left here. I am Lena's great grandaughter and am truly devestated by the recent events. Yes, it was an unfortunate time to go, NO it was not her fault if you new her, for her age she is more with it and healthier than I am at 29. My grandmother is a remarkable person and has touched many lives. There is noone in this world more loving and caring. I am deeply hurt my the lack of human compassion that you would make such rash judgements about the situation vs. just sharing your sympathies with her family. her family members are the victims that will now forever suffer such a tradgedy.

Thank you to those of you whom have shared your sympathy. Please keep our family in your prayers.
sandy4514

United States

#30 Dec 19, 2008
Not Amused wrote:
So if I am driving my car down the road, legally and some old broad decides to walk out in front of me and gets clobbered by my Powerstroke it is my fault that they were jaywalking, or disobeying a traffic control device?
Riiight.
There is some level of responsibility for the pedestrian.
What if it was a child chasing a ball? I'm not saying you would be legally charged with anything, but would it matter whose "fault" it was?
Susan B

Rochester, NY

#31 Dec 19, 2008
This was an accident. Apparently she wasn't watching where she was going, or paying attention to the traffic. Even when driving, you have to look twice and make sure the other cars have stopped.

Sometimes older people have an arrogance that the world has to always stop for them. Tell your elders to be careful out there. The rest of the world is in a hurry.
jeremiah

New Bern, NC

#32 Dec 19, 2008
that was my blood grandmother and whats done is done please stop the comments it is bad enough that we have to deal with it. right now noone wants to hear anyones opinion because no matter what people will disagree, people will be rude and heartless, and others will be careing. however you feel please concentrate on your own problems.
Not Amused

Rochester, NY

#33 Dec 19, 2008
sandy4514 wrote:
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What if it was a child chasing a ball? I'm not saying you would be legally charged with anything, but would it matter whose "fault" it was?
It would be the parents fault for not teaching the kid to not run out in the street... Are you serious?
sandy4514

United States

#34 Dec 19, 2008
Are YOU serious? I hope you don't live near me. Your vehicle is a lethal weapon.
sandy4514

United States

#35 Dec 20, 2008
J- from wayne county wrote:
I always say people amaze me. Everyone so quick to point a finger and blame. They call them accidents for a reason, I was one of the EMS persons on scene yesterday not only to try and help Mrs. Boss but we also treated the truck driver who I might add was beside himself with guilt. There was no consoling him. You people have no idea how hard it really is.
To you and all who are disturbed by some of these posts---I don't believe any of us are trying to be mean or heartless. As members of the human race, we're trying to understand it. How something like this could have happened to people just like us, our elderly grandmother and a dump truck driver just making a living. It means this could happen to any one of us on any day of the week, and we're trying to understand it. As with any accident, there's a ton of "woulda's and coulda's" after the fact.

This dear lady obviously managed to deal with sidewalks and crosswalks for 93 years, but the first rule of driving is what? "Watch out for the other guy", including pedestrians. "Expect the unexpected" we know this, we try to do this, but on any given day, it could happen to us. I think I speak for most here when I say we are all so sorry for your loss of your grandmother and friend. Maybe it could have been avoided by one thing or another, but we all share in this loss, especially at this time of year, and you have our deepest sympathies.'Nuff said.
Kelly

Victor, NY

#36 Dec 20, 2008
Wow!No-one that is leaving a comment including myself was there.So why is bickering goin on? whats done is done!Yeah it is sad,and heart breaking, but just like the lady that touched so many hearts... put this page to rest!!
J- from wayne county

Rochester, NY

#37 Dec 20, 2008
Yes I am a "volley" With a full time job, three kids, part time student and still find time to help my community. The point I was trying to make was that there is not enough compassion in this world. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and a great New year!!!!
Not Amused wrote:
Let me guess J-From Wayne County you are a CFR? Or maybe one of those volley EMTs? Get over your self "STAT" I think you guys say that right?
I know full well this was an accident. But it was an avoidable one. There is no way in hell that you can miss a freaking dump truck coming down the street.
I feel bad for the family, I really do. I can't imagine what they are going through right now.
But I feel for the driver, he was doing his job, minding his own business when BANG... He kills grandma. Through no fault of his own he now has someones death weighing over him.
Rob

Newark, NY

#38 Dec 20, 2008
Well it's good J-from Wayne County volunteers. The IAFF's FF's do a great job also. There is a place for both!
michelle cornwell

Honeoye Falls, NY

#39 Dec 22, 2008
Not Amused wrote:
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Did I say she was? I was simply responding to another comment on the board. Get over your self... Really.
Facts are facts, if she was more aware, she would be alive right now. ARGUE THAT POINT.
I have nothing to get over other than people like you who are so heartless.I will pray for you!

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#40 Dec 22, 2008
Bid D wrote:
Karen,
I am not going to disagree with you. It is very sad. Just to bad she didn't see the truck
Actually itís sad the driver of the truck didnít see her.

The article stated the driver of the truck turned right on the green light. A 93 year old woman doesnít move very quickly. You donít allow for the possibility she started crossing before the truck was near the intersection.

She also would have had the right of way crossing with the green light. Itís safe to say she didnít dart out into traffic.

It's a tragedy. Why must people frequently blame the victim without enough evidence to conclude the victim was at fault.
Not Amused

Rochester, NY

#41 Dec 22, 2008
Still don't care...
Man with heart

Montezuma Creek, UT

#42 Dec 24, 2008
All you bad comments can f_ck yourself. You don't know what your talking about. My good friend is the guy who tried to save her and in a big truck you cannot always see everything. It was not the ladies fault for being old and it wasn't the the truck drivers fault at all!!!!! Wait until your 93 and see how your reflexes are!!!! So shut the f_ck up and go back to your stupid meaningless lives!!! Sincere condolences to the family......

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