Woman struck, killed at Mooresville crosswalk

A 56-year-old woman died Tuesday when a car driven by a high school student struck her as she walked across four-lane Morrison Plantation Parkway in a crosswalk, police said. Read more
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Dianne Cowart

Lathrop, MO

#1 Sep 6, 2006
The crosswalk at Morrison Plantation is very dangerous for walker and drivers. My daughter who also attends Lake Norman High was ran into a Mack Truck at that intersections by a Irdell school bus. The bus never stopped. She was very lucky. The whole areas traffic is a timebomb. Our County need to do something about our roads or stop the building permits.
Lee

Greensboro, NC

#2 Sep 6, 2006
Ed Kale has blood on his hands, he sits on his pile of money and refuses to make the needed improvements so the roads can be turned over to the city, how long does it take to realize there is a big dip in Morrison Plantation Parkway and to level it out or to fill a pot hole, Ed Kale told the homeowners association that he paid for 3 traffic lights and there is no way he will ever pay for another, yet he continues to profit from the development that is increasing traffic at this intersection, this will not be the last death
Steve B

Charlotte, NC

#3 Sep 6, 2006
Time for the blame game again....not only does Ed have responsibility to the people of the Morrison Plantation on his three stop lights and road conditions but also Chris Carney's comment "At the end of the day, it is his road, his intersection, and it has been a problem,' Way to take responsibility Chris. I thought at least hed step up.

Mooresville needs to grow up and realize that this isn't some two bit rural town. Invest some money....add street lights, traffic control devices, sidewalks and other community improvements to make the residents safer. Make changes to zoning laws for these improvements. Enforce the laws on developers. It will cost a lot less than the lawsuits that will be brought forth in the future that will zero in on the town and the developers when these unfortunate events occur.
Yosemite Sam

Smyrna, TN

#4 Sep 6, 2006
"Motorist Kristina Lawson of Mooresville, a student at Lake Norman High School, faces an unrelated charge of underage alcohol possession in Mecklenburg County, records show. A previous charge of reckless driving to endanger had been dismissed in Iredell County."

Underage alcohol....reckless driving....She and her parents should go to jail for this.
Michele

Harbor Springs, MI

#5 Sep 6, 2006
How sad this wonderful woman had to die, due to the irresponsibility Mr Kale has in not having a stop light at that intersection. How many have to die, before it matters? Would you change your mind had that been your mother, wife, sister, friend, who died? Janet Bush will be missed. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I hope Kristina Lawson gets what she has coming, along with her parents. JAIL!!
Lee

Greensboro, NC

#6 Sep 6, 2006
the problem is not Mooresville, the developer refuses to make repairs to bring the road up to standards, if he would do this Mooresville would take over the roads immediately, Ed Kale is all double talk, notice in the article he said the state would not allow a 4 way stop sign, no on has aver requested this-the issue is a traffic light that he could pay and have installed now, incidents such as this will cause the people to turn on developers and require impact fees, restrictions on development and government enforcement when developers like Ed Kale lie and do not keep commitments, BTW Ed how many more years will you be grading for the road for boat access- it's only been 3 years so far
osans

Redmond, OR

#7 Sep 6, 2006
Yosemite Sam wrote:
"Motorist Kristina Lawson of Mooresville, a student at Lake Norman High School, faces an unrelated charge of underage alcohol possession in Mecklenburg County, records show. A previous charge of reckless driving to endanger had been dismissed in Iredell County."
Underage alcohol....reckless driving....She and her parents should go to jail for this.
That is ridiculous....do not jump the gun and assume you know what is going on. Your comments are irresponsible. It is a tragedy no matter how you look at it and all the facts are not known. Just for your info....there was no alcohol involved, she was on her way top school. It is so sad.
Yosemite Sam

Smyrna, TN

#8 Sep 6, 2006
osans wrote:
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That is ridiculous....do not jump the gun and assume you know what is going on. Your comments are irresponsible. It is a tragedy no matter how you look at it and all the facts are not known. Just for your info....there was no alcohol involved, she was on her way top school. It is so sad.
I agree that this is sad for everyone involved.
Nana

Charlotte, NC

#9 Sep 6, 2006
I don't think that the girl intended to injure anyone, it was an accident. A accident that will change her life for ever. Yes it has changed the other family's life forever too. But don't be so quick to cast the blame. I think that if that young girl could turn back the hands of time she would probally not have gotten behind the wheel of any car. She didn't set out to murder anyone. It was an accident, and yes she will be charged and no it doesn't look good for her to have the other charges dismissed or not. But the first one of you that hasn't made a bad decision in your entire life, should go ahead and "CAST" the first stone and stone her to death, will that bring the other person back? GOD holds the key to who dies and when, you should all be thankful that you were not coming to that intersection yourself. Stop blaming the Town of Mooresville and the builder for something that has happened that was an accident. Pull together Mooresville give some kind of support to the family of that lady, offer what you can, be kind to the teenager, don't rip her apart, she is suffering on her own. And then to have to see all of the junk in the mail about her. Put yourself in her place for just 5 minutes, can you take!
Lee

Greensboro, NC

#10 Sep 6, 2006
an accident waiting to happen, this was preventable - this is the second death at this intersection
Steve B

Charlotte, NC

#11 Sep 6, 2006
I'm not looking to blame the developer or the town....but the fact that this is the second death here and finger pointing has occurred for two years now...I ask, how many other lives need to be changed forever? I don't have the ability to install a stop sign or traffic signal but if I could I would. The city and the developer are responsible for this and the prevention (within their abilities) of future accidents at this intersection.
Lucy Mooresville

Tempe, AZ

#12 Sep 6, 2006
Michele wrote:
How sad this wonderful woman had to die, due to the irresponsibility Mr Kale has in not having a stop light at that intersection. How many have to die, before it matters? Would you change your mind had that been your mother, wife, sister, friend, who died? Janet Bush will be missed. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I hope Kristina Lawson gets what she has coming, along with her parents. JAIL!!
Death brings a lot of hurt and questions. It is only human nature. There are many people blaming the developer, then they turn on a teenager whose life has forever been changed. Don't blame Kristina! It could happen to anyone driving through that intersection...just as I do every morning. We must live our lives to the fullest everyday..cherish the times we have together. Kristina, you will get through this. To the Bush family..may god be with you.
Lucy Mooresville

Tempe, AZ

#13 Sep 6, 2006
Nana wrote:
I don't think that the girl intended to injure anyone, it was an accident. A accident that will change her life for ever. Yes it has changed the other family's life forever too. But don't be so quick to cast the blame. I think that if that young girl could turn back the hands of time she would probally not have gotten behind the wheel of any car. She didn't set out to murder anyone. It was an accident, and yes she will be charged and no it doesn't look good for her to have the other charges dismissed or not. But the first one of you that hasn't made a bad decision in your entire life, should go ahead and "CAST" the first stone and stone her to death, will that bring the other person back? GOD holds the key to who dies and when, you should all be thankful that you were not coming to that intersection yourself. Stop blaming the Town of Mooresville and the builder for something that has happened that was an accident. Pull together Mooresville give some kind of support to the family of that lady, offer what you can, be kind to the teenager, don't rip her apart, she is suffering on her own. And then to have to see all of the junk in the mail about her. Put yourself in her place for just 5 minutes, can you take!
I totally agree with you. I don't understand why the fingers are being pointed. It was in Gods hands! I truely believe in my heart that two mistakes do not make a right. In other words, why wish that Kristina "get what she deserves" that will not bring Mrs. Bush back. I am so glad that someone feels the same way I do. GOd Bless
Michele

United States

#14 Sep 6, 2006
The woman that died is a friend of my family. For any of you to say that this girl should not have blame put on her, how dare you. She has been in trouble on more then one occassion. This was a wife, mother, grandmother and friend too many. She was 100 ft from where she was hit, you tell me now if that girl was or was not speeding. Know all the facts before you start talking. She claims she didn't see Mrs Bush because she swerved around a car that was stopped while she was crossing the street as she sped past and hit her.
A concerned Mom

Keller, TX

#15 Sep 6, 2006
Many adults drive that road as do many young people. The huge dip in the road is a sinkhole waiting to happen. As always, money screams loud and things get put off or ignored - the developer, the town and Krissy Lawson and her parents.
Why does Iredell county, and other counties for that matter, so easily dismiss first offenses for speeding/reckless driving, alcohol and drug offenses? The police department will tell you this happens all the time. Much of it depends on who you are and where you live.
You even have a principal at Lake Norman High who told the 9th grade parents that a "drug problem" didn't exist at the school, but "an alcohol and controlled substance abuse problem did."
Symantics! Dead is Dead!!! It sickens me!
How sad for all involved.
Dave Mooresville

Tempe, AZ

#16 Sep 6, 2006
This guy tried warning them about the incident days before it happened. Check out his gripe here with the local Lowe's YMCA and development. Its near the bottom he goes on about the poor intersection.

http://www.morrisonplantation.org/lowesymcamo...
A concerned Mom

Keller, TX

#17 Sep 6, 2006
Michele wrote:
The woman that died is a friend of my family. For any of you to say that this girl should not have blame put on her, how dare you. She has been in trouble on more then one occassion. This was a wife, mother, grandmother and friend too many. She was 100 ft from where she was hit, you tell me now if that girl was or was not speeding. Know all the facts before you start talking. She claims she didn't see Mrs Bush because she swerved around a car that was stopped while she was crossing the street as she sped past and hit her.
I had not heard/read that the deceased was 100 feet from where she was hit. If that is truly the case then Krissy was speeding for sure, like everyone else who drives on Morrison Plantation drive!
Michele

United States

#18 Sep 6, 2006
Yes she was 100 feet from where she was hit. It is very sad. Her own daughter lives in that neighborhood, and had to see it first hand. The girl was speeding, and I am sure like every other teenage driver, was paying more attention to other things, then to her speed and what was in front of her. It is very tragic. Some may say it was an accident, however I feel one that could have been avoided had she been paying attention. One more life lost!
Sandy

Tempe, AZ

#19 Sep 6, 2006
Lee wrote:
the problem is not Mooresville, the developer refuses to make repairs to bring the road up to standards, if he would do this Mooresville would take over the roads immediately, Ed Kale is all double talk, notice in the article he said the state would not allow a 4 way stop sign, no on has aver requested this-the issue is a traffic light that he could pay and have installed now, incidents such as this will cause the people to turn on developers and require impact fees, restrictions on development and government enforcement when developers like Ed Kale lie and do not keep commitments, BTW Ed how many more years will you be grading for the road for boat access- it's only been 3 years so far
There is a lawsuit in the works to address the problems in the development. As I hear there is a group of attorneys putting together a case against the land developer, home developers, and real estate agents because homes were sold advertising lake access. Previous home owners may be included since it affected resale value of thier homes.

I would assume another lawsuit will be brought against the YMCA and the land developmer because she was on her way to the YMCA to use the walking track when this occured.
Steve B

Mooresville, NC

#20 Sep 6, 2006
It will be interesting to see what happens now that lawyers are involved. After reading the Morrison Plantation link above, I assume numerous people (including myself) have brought this to the city and the developer's attention. I hope this finally gets noticed and these issues resolved very soon.

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