amber

Bluefield, WV

#21 Jun 10, 2012
door wrote:
The cops never pull over these big trucks and the McDs light get ran all the time the law need to push this harder and slow them down they travel this road all the time and the lights are here so why can't they slow down
how many ppl was involved and how old were they
hum

New York, NY

#22 Jun 10, 2012
Worried Mom wrote:
The state needs to change the signal warning lights back to where they flash when the light's about to change to red or is already red. The trucks don't slow down & can't stop that quickly. Wish S'ville's police would crack down on the red light violations. They're more life-threatening than the speeders! Just about every time you're on 19, you see a truck running a red light.
people don't run lights when they see a cop car! And that signals don't need changed people need to slow down and pay attention. Don't try to blame the police, or lights not being in the right place! Blame the person who is responsible! I'm tired of everyone passing blame or someone or something else! And I think the police are doing a good job, you say speeding is not as bad as redlight runners but if they're not speeding then they can stop for the light if they know they can't stop quickly then they need to reduce their speed!!!
wow

Prosperity, WV

#23 Jun 10, 2012
rebal girl wrote:
I witness the accident it was a tractor that. Ran a red light at go mart when the car had a green light they air lifted one an had a code black on another.they have the tractor trailer contain he was tring to leave the scene.. please pray for the family of the victims that was hurt an passed. On..
So sorry that you had to witness that. I came through about2 hours or so after that and they were still there.
Biance

Charleston, WV

#24 Jun 10, 2012
Worried Mom wrote:
The state needs to change the signal warning lights back to where they flash when the light's about to change to red or is already red. The trucks don't slow down & can't stop that quickly. Wish S'ville's police would crack down on the red light violations. They're more life-threatening than the speeders! Just about every time you're on 19, you see a truck running a red light.
Amen, I couldn't agree more!
reader

Danville, WV

#25 Jun 10, 2012
the big trucks need to be going slow enough through the lights to stop if it turns red. They go full speed, and don't care if they can stop or not, they think because they are bigger they can do this, I have seen this alot of times, well the driver of that truck tonight may have just learned a hard lesson, when he took away a mother, sister, grandmother, wife.
car

Monroeville, PA

#26 Jun 10, 2012
it was a chevy impala
Stop Decades of Deaths

New York, NY

#27 Jun 10, 2012
Citizens of Nicholas County - demand that your officials put an enforcement camera that deals specifically with red light violations. There's enuf $$ in that to leave 5 mph over speeders alone. It'll save lives immediately!
curious

Jersey City, NJ

#28 Jun 10, 2012
What ages were the people inside the car? And did the truck driver get arrested?
129 resident

Del Rio, TN

#29 Jun 10, 2012
It was Jean Anne Cogar and her son Doug he was the one killed she is in Charleston probably not going to make it either this was a terrible accident everyone needs to be careful just because i light is green you should always look to make sure!
reader

Danville, WV

#30 Jun 10, 2012
he should be arrested especially after trying to leave the scene of the accident
agree

New York, NY

#31 Jun 10, 2012
So so sad makes your stomach churn. When's the last time you even seen a big truck pulled over? A while & not enough! When's the last time you seen them break the law? Every time you go somewhere! Think there should be a state law, if not US law, that big rigs should travel 5 to 10 mph under posted speed limit!!! Sorry the truck drive probably has a family to, but fry his ass!
reader

Danville, WV

#32 Jun 10, 2012
please pray Doug pulls through he is fighting for his life in Charleston hospital. R.I.P. Jeanann.
sad

Glenwood Landing, NY

#33 Jun 10, 2012
Hey I now how said it was but pray to god that it don't happen again cause what if that was you I almost wana cry but pray to god I just wana know the names of the people but ethier way I hate that someone died cause of a stupid tractor trailer hit them and took lifes he sgold be ashamed of his self's then he leaves he's gonna go to jAil
cindy

Beckley, WV

#34 Jun 10, 2012
I came through there today around 5 pm. It was horrible. I'm so sorry for the family. I hope Doug pulls through. If the truck driver tried to leave the scene, they should put him under the jail.
anonymous

United States

#35 Jun 10, 2012
Prayers to the Cogar family. What my son and I saw today was very sad and makes you stop and think. Something needs to be done about the stop lights. I was in the process of turning into Usave about a year ago and the truck was back far enough to stop before the light changed but he chose not to. I was in the process of turning and slammed on my brakes. Condolences to everyone affected by today's tragedy.
truck driver

United States

#36 Jun 10, 2012
I drive truck otr and I live in nicholas county I have seen just as many cars run those lights as I have seen trucks. And when u r loaded and runnin the speed limit and that light changes suddenly u can't stop and I know the local fire departments has tried to get the doh to change those warning lights and they will not do it but anyone wishing to go for a ride to see how hard it is to stop I will more than glad to take u for a ride and show u
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Stop Decades of Deaths

New York, NY

#38 Jun 11, 2012
Any update on Doug Cogar?
hmmm

Sierra Vista, AZ

#39 Jun 11, 2012
Exactly wrote:
<quoted text>Has the DOH ever gave a reason why they changed the flashing lights and why they won't change them back the way they were? It was so much easier to get stopped. I always kept my eyes on those lights.
Agreed..if they started flashing, I just let off the gas and coasted up to the light....way more convenient and safe.
Commuter

United States

#40 Jun 11, 2012
The speed limit before those lights is reduced to 55 MPH. The truck drivers ignore it. I saw one run a guy off the road a couple of days ago, and when I got up beside him, he was reading a newspaper. Many of them don't care. I hope they don't let him go like they did the driver who killed the man on route 19 near Mount Lookout. The cops need yo do something about these truck drivers. God bless and prayers to the Cogar family.
Smartphone

Charleston, WV

#41 Jun 11, 2012
truck driver wrote:
I drive truck otr and I live in nicholas county I have seen just as many cars run those lights as I have seen trucks. And when u r loaded and runnin the speed limit and that light changes suddenly u can't stop and I know the local fire departments has tried to get the doh to change those warning lights and they will not do it but anyone wishing to go for a ride to see how hard it is to stop I will more than glad to take u for a ride and show u
I hope you didn't type this message while you were driving using a phone to do it.

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