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Woman Killed in Augusta County Crash on Route 254 - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports a...

There are 16 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 24, 2012, titled Woman Killed in Augusta County Crash on Route 254 - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports a.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Virginia State Police are on the scene of a fatal crash in Augusta County. It happened around 11:00 Tuesday morning on Route 254 near Staunton.

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Dunkin Donuts

Cumming, GA

#1 Jul 24, 2012
It seems like between Albemarle, Orange, Louisa and Augusta counties.... there's a fatal accident every day of the week lately. And in the vast majority of these crashes, driver error is to blame. Very few are caused by medical conditions. I'm sorry the woman died in this crash, but what caused it? Spilled coffee, text messages, dropped sandwich, changing the XM radio station? By God, people need to keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road!!!!!
Fluvanna Fluco

Richmond, VA

#2 Jul 24, 2012
Dunkin Donuts wrote:
It seems like between Albemarle, Orange, Louisa and Augusta counties.... there's a fatal accident every day of the week lately. And in the vast majority of these crashes, driver error is to blame. Very few are caused by medical conditions. I'm sorry the woman died in this crash, but what caused it? Spilled coffee, text messages, dropped sandwich, changing the XM radio station? By God, people need to keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road!!!!!
AMEN - they need to put their cell phones away until they are at their location or pull over. May God Bless the family of this woman and may they find comfort and closure to this tragic accident.
Typistgal

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 24, 2012
Go ahead and assume you know the cause of the accident, which is ridiculous. It seems every time this happens folks can't resist speculating as to what actually happened. For crying out loud, what's up with releasing the name of the victim so soon after accidents occur. Yeah, go ahead and bash my comments for those who disagree, but I won't be returning to even give them one second of my time.
George S

Jemison, AL

#4 Jul 24, 2012
Very dangerous there--no shoulder at all. If one wheel slips off the edge it will pull the car down the embankment.
Marcus

Waynesboro, VA

#5 Jul 24, 2012
Perhaps it was because she was 73 years old
Prixie

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jul 24, 2012
Marcus wrote:
Perhaps it was because she was 73 years old
73 is the new 65 .... there is no shoulder, and that's the problem.
Could happen to anybody... and has.
VA highways suck. Go north and see how the yankees build them ( esp. CT,VT, and NH ..NY is the exception..they really suck).
Prixie

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jul 24, 2012
The word suuuk is censored? A vacuum cleaner sucks dirt from the carpet.
firsthandknowled ge

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jul 24, 2012
Fluvanna Fluco wrote:
<quoted text>AMEN - they need to put their cell phones away until they are at their location or pull over. May God Bless the family of this woman and may they find comfort and closure to this tragic accident.
Oh, so you were present at all these incidents (fatal) to know that cell phone was a factor. Wow, I didn't know you existed.
firsthandknowled ge

Johnson City, TN

#10 Jul 24, 2012
Marcus wrote:
Perhaps it was because she was 73 years old
Perhaps you are inconsiderate.
john b

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jul 24, 2012
Dunkin Donuts wrote:
It seems like between Albemarle, Orange, Louisa and Augusta counties.... there's a fatal accident every day of the week lately. And in the vast majority of these crashes, driver error is to blame. Very few are caused by medical conditions. I'm sorry the woman died in this crash, but what caused it? Spilled coffee, text messages, dropped sandwich, changing the XM radio station? By God, people need to keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road!!!!!
The accident was due to her being an older woman behind the wheel.
Prixie

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jul 24, 2012
john b wrote:
<quoted text>
The accident was due to her being an older woman behind the wheel.
Ok, at what age would a woman behind the wheel not drive on a narrow' almost
non existant shoulder ?
Bubble Burster

Fincastle, VA

#13 Jul 24, 2012
There have been so many accidents at that same spot that the farmer who owns the land has lost count.

Since it seems unlikely that a person wearing a seat belt, as she was, would be killed from driving off the road and down into a field, maybe it was a medical incident that killed her or caused her to leave the pavement.
brittany

Waynesboro, VA

#14 Jul 24, 2012
well lets also assume she was 73.... i would guess heart attack, seizure....or some kind of medical issue happened...i mean get real people she was 73, im pretty sure she probly was not text messaging, possibly drinking cofee..but i doubt it...im guessing something internally of her body..so sad prayers go out to family and friends.
Onwidit

Washington, DC

#16 Jul 25, 2012
Dunkin Donuts wrote:
It seems like between Albemarle, Orange, Louisa and Augusta counties.... there's a fatal accident every day of the week lately. And in the vast majority of these crashes, driver error is to blame. Very few are caused by medical conditions. I'm sorry the woman died in this crash, but what caused it? Spilled coffee, text messages, dropped sandwich, changing the XM radio station? By God, people need to keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road!!!!!
My only complaint is there is not an "idiot" button for judging.
Fluvanna Fluco

Richmond, VA

#17 Jul 25, 2012
firsthandknowledge wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, so you were present at all these incidents (fatal) to know that cell phone was a factor. Wow, I didn't know you existed.
I never said a cell phone was the cause of this accident. I was just commenting on the post I responded to regarding the use of cell phone while driving. I'm sure the road conditions (no shoulder) had to do with this accident or it could have been a health issue. Noone knows and you don't have to be such a smart ___ with your comments yourself. Read and think before you respond!
Fluvanna Gal

Richmond, VA

#18 Jul 25, 2012
Marcus wrote:
Perhaps it was because she was 73 years old
Age has nothing to do with a driver's ability to drive. Therer are many 80 and 90 year old men and WOMEN out there who are more seroius and safer drivers than there are younger drivers. I find that older drivers don't talk on their phones or text and are more alert to their surroundings when driving and pay more attention to the traffic around them and the speed limits, etc. Just hope when you're that age that you can still be able to have the freedom to drive.

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