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Ron w

United States

#1 Mar 6, 2014
Sorry for the loss of this child but want to make comments on what was seen on news today. There was a lady from the school district says they keep a great watch on the area because they know it's busy. I find this not be true I drive by there every morning and never see a police officer but once in a great while, never crossing guards at the intersection. No I know kids will cross anywhere on the street but they said that she did not cross at the crossing walk there is no crosswalks painted on the road, is this city so broke they can't afford a gallon or two of paint. It's a shame someone had to die before anything will be done.
So Sorry for this Child

Mckeesport, PA

#2 Mar 7, 2014
Ron w wrote:
Sorry for the loss of this child but want to make comments on what was seen on news today. There was a lady from the school district says they keep a great watch on the area because they know it's busy. I find this not be true I drive by there every morning and never see a police officer but once in a great while, never crossing guards at the intersection. No I know kids will cross anywhere on the street but they said that she did not cross at the crossing walk there is no crosswalks painted on the road, is this city so broke they can't afford a gallon or two of paint. It's a shame someone had to die before anything will be done.
Very, very sorry for this tragedy. We sympathize with her family and friends.

This is difficult to understand with the 15 mph speed limit. I frequently travel the route during the posted 15 mph speed limit period and all seem to obey it.

Lt Joe was always there and keep the speed limit enforced, but a line of duty serious accident sidelined Joe. We hope he is on his way to full recovery. We miss his services.

Since: Aug 13

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#3 Mar 7, 2014
where did this happen?
Ron w

United States

#4 Mar 7, 2014
igotmylefteyeonyou wrote:
where did this happen?
Four way intersection near high school
Stoop

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Mar 7, 2014
Ron w wrote:
Sorry for the loss of this child but want to make comments on what was seen on news today. There was a lady from the school district says they keep a great watch on the area because they know it's busy. I find this not be true I drive by there every morning and never see a police officer but once in a great while, never crossing guards at the intersection. No I know kids will cross anywhere on the street but they said that she did not cross at the crossing walk there is no crosswalks painted on the road, is this city so broke they can't afford a gallon or two of paint. It's a shame someone had to die before anything will be done.
Get your facts straight, I drove by there around 3 and seen a cop giving a ticket to a driver in front of the school zone. I drive by almost everyday around 3 and always see the cops. Pls don't try to blame this on something else. It's a tragic accident.
🙈

Mckees Rocks, PA

#6 Mar 7, 2014
Very sad. Stop blaming the driver. They are well known in the area and they know to go the correct speed. This was an unfortunate accident.
NO REASON FOR THIS

West Mifflin, PA

#7 Mar 7, 2014
It's sad there is no crossing guards on the dangerous intersection. No bright lines painted for school kids to cross the street, nothing on road to say SCHOOL CROSSING .. no bright lines !!!
Lets get this corrected !!! This weekend will be in the high 50's.....LETS PAINT SOME LINES THERE !

My heart goes out to the family and her school friends.
Stop Blame Game

Mckeesport, PA

#8 Mar 7, 2014
NO REASON FOR THIS wrote:
It's sad there is no crossing guards on the dangerous intersection. No bright lines painted for school kids to cross the street, nothing on road to say SCHOOL CROSSING .. no bright lines !!!
Lets get this corrected !!! This weekend will be in the high 50's.....LETS PAINT SOME LINES THERE !
My heart goes out to the family and her school friends.
Stop blaming. It was an accident. A crosswalk wouldn't matter since the girl did not cross at the actual intersection and walked out between 2 buses. The driver wasn't speeding and had no way of seeing or expecting someone to be trying to cross. Could have happened to anyone driving that road at that moment. And dont blame the school district, no one would think a crossing guard would be needed for kids that age.
Get Real

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Mar 7, 2014
Its not about blame its about precautions that should be taken to prevent something like this from happening. The school district just recently installed the school zone. Crossing guards direct kids where to cross and they control the traffic. It doesn't matter how old the students are. This is a busy intersection and if a guard is needed anywhere in the city its in this location..
pete

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Mar 7, 2014
That intersection is really dangerous wilth all of the turning lanes PLUS people darting in and out of the Giant Eagle lot.
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#11 Mar 7, 2014
The loss of a child is tragic & sad . Deepest sympathies & condolences to her family & friends . I agree that the drivers in that area do respect the speed limit on the occasions I travel thru there at dismissal time . However , I have never noticed any 'adult , school board figures' standing along the sidewalks & crossings .
I could be wrong - BUT , with all the 'aides to some assistant's assistant or their helpers ' our skool bored saw fit to employ, one would notice more adult supervision in this area .(as explained in the news clip) After all , the Viking Lounge has a crosswalk & no schools - and Tiger Town pizza had jersey barriers ?? Heh , go figure !
A Sad Tragedy

Mckeesport, PA

#12 Mar 7, 2014
White Lightning wrote:
The loss of a child is tragic & sad . Deepest sympathies & condolences to her family & friends . I agree that the drivers in that area do respect the speed limit on the occasions I travel thru there at dismissal time . However , I have never noticed any 'adult , school board figures' standing along the sidewalks & crossings .
I could be wrong - BUT , with all the 'aides to some assistant's assistant or their helpers ' our skool bored saw fit to employ, one would notice more adult supervision in this area .(as explained in the news clip) After all , the Viking Lounge has a crosswalk & no schools - and Tiger Town pizza had jersey barriers ?? Heh , go figure !
Yes we all know how it figures. The politically connected get superior attention. Tiger Town and Viking Lounge cater to the politicians and are/were politically connected.

In fairness to all including the MDC connected, I doubt that a crosswalk would have prevented this tragedy. Darting out behind a stopped vehicle is fatal many times.

Same situation about 35 years ago when a youngster was killed crossing Eden Park Blvd near Joe's Lounge. Another very sad and heart breaking tragedy.

We grieve for the family, friends and traumatized innocent driver.
concerned parent

West Mifflin, PA

#13 Mar 7, 2014
I wanna see how the skool bored addresses this issue
maybe a teacher should be out there helping the kids cross the street carrying a BIG STOP SIGN cause they are still on the clock...??????? why hire more crossing guards when we have teachers getting paid picking for their noses after the kids let out ????????
Speaking Truth

Mckeesport, PA

#14 Mar 7, 2014
Yeah, the principle should hold each kids hands and walk them across the street. Better yet, maybe the parents should be required to sign their kids in and out of school every single day?
Why is it so easy to blame everyone other than the girl that ran into the truck? Look, it was a horrible tragedy, but the fault was hers.
Stop Blame Game

Mckeesport, PA

#15 Mar 7, 2014
Speaking Truth wrote:
Yeah, the principle should hold each kids hands and walk them across the street. Better yet, maybe the parents should be required to sign their kids in and out of school every single day?
Why is it so easy to blame everyone other than the girl that ran into the truck? Look, it was a horrible tragedy, but the fault was hers.
Well said. For some reason in today's society personal responsibility has been erased. It is a sad story, but sometimes people are victims because of their own actions or mistakes and no anyone else's.
its a shame

West Mifflin, PA

#16 Mar 7, 2014
Speaking Truth wrote:
Yeah, the principle should hold each kids hands and walk them across the street. Better yet, maybe the parents should be required to sign their kids in and out of school every single day?
Why is it so easy to blame everyone other than the girl that ran into the truck? Look, it was a horrible tragedy, but the fault was hers.
Well other districts using teachers and principals to cross kids seem to work ok ive even seen superintendents helping out. mcKeesport better get with the times. the city cant take too many more black eyes
So sad a day

Mckeesport, PA

#17 Mar 7, 2014
Stop Blame Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop blaming. It was an accident. A crosswalk wouldn't matter since the girl did not cross at the actual intersection and walked out between 2 buses. The driver wasn't speeding and had no way of seeing or expecting someone to be trying to cross. Could have happened to anyone driving that road at that moment. And dont blame the school district, no one would think a crossing guard would be needed for kids that age.
I agree on most of your points. Kids will not go all the way to the intersection to cross. They are headed to and from Giant Eagle. That whole intersection is dangerous. There is "fault" here and it lies with we as citizens for not insisting that a solution be found sooner for a problem that has been there for a couple decades at least.

Kids cross wherever they want. It was that way 35 years ago when I was a kid walking to and from school, and it is that way now. Thing is, we had crossing guards everywhere back then to keep us from being "stupid".

My suggestion to mitigate the problem: move the lights on the lane where she was hit back to the edge of the doughnut shop......all traffic would stop there instead. That would stop traffic at a spot where the kids might be more likely to wait a minute.....it would also stop the problem of people turning from the other lane into Giant Eagle and causing dangerous traffic bottlenecks. Then paint a crosswalk, install buttons for peds to hit to get their chance to cross. And also put up those plastic "ped crossing" signs on the median like down around Renzie park and on the college campus.

Yeah it will cost some money....but what is a 14 year old's life worth?

Giving tickets is great and Lt Joe has done a great job...I have seen tickets being handled out. But tickets do not stop dangers. They just punish those who contribute to the danger. Mitigate the danger - that is the solution. And why ARENT there crossing guards there before and after school? makes no sense....ADULTS cross against lights and such too, not just kids...and these are aged 13 and up kids crossing there. Come on folks....all kids are "stupid" when it comes to common sense....they live for the moment and succumb to peer pressure.......we as adults are supposed to mitigate dangers for them as much as we can.

Prayers for her family and the truck driver who has to live with this terrible accident.
So sad a day

Mckeesport, PA

#18 Mar 7, 2014
Stop Blame Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said. For some reason in today's society personal responsibility has been erased. It is a sad story, but sometimes people are victims because of their own actions or mistakes and no anyone else's.
Do you have kids?

If so, you would know that the argument of "personal responsibility", while very impirtant a lesson to be taught, is not in the forefront of a 14 year old's mind.

We need to protect our kids by mitigating the dangers as best we could.

And that stretch of road needs much more attention by the adults that the kids trust and assume will keep them safe.
🙈

Mckeesport, PA

#19 Mar 8, 2014
How long has the school been there?? I don't remember guards at that intersection, ever. Very tragic, yet tragic accidents seem very infrequent.

Maybe some of you people bitching should volunteer and sit at the crosswalks. Most of the people around here don't work, how about in order for you to receive your access card and food stamps you need to work the crosswalks during school hours? They're already in the system and they would actually be working for these "benefits"
crossing guard

West Mifflin, PA

#20 Mar 8, 2014
[QUOTE who="🙈"]How long has the school been there?? I don't remember guards at that intersection, ever. Very tragic, yet tragic accidents seem very infrequent.
Maybe some of you people bitching should volunteer and sit at the crosswalks. Most of the people around here don't work, how about in order for you to receive your access card and food stamps you need to work the crosswalks during school hours? They're already in the system and they would actually be working for these "benefits"
[/QUOTE] Let the teachers who get paid for another 1/2 hour on tax payer money after the kids get out go out and help the kids cross the street.......I pay taxes least they can do,
get some administrators out there too. I heard teachers sneak out of schools early also who's looking into this? we pay them for 8 hours not 7 1/2. if you argue this post then you are a teacher.

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