Navy veteran paralyzed in hit-run

Navy veteran paralyzed in hit-run

There are 41 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jun 26, 2008, titled Navy veteran paralyzed in hit-run. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Danny Knutson is a former Navy fighter pilot who spent 25 years in the military.

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not suprising

San Bernardino, CA

#1 Jun 26, 2008
The cops were probably harassing someone on the road for tinted windows violation while this happened. They are useless and just want to make money instead of helping people when a real crime occurs. A friend of mine was crashed into at 90 MPH by a drunk driver> he was unconcious and the driver then stole his crdit cards and wallet. He is now permenently disabled and the cops did NOTHING to help find the driver and lock him/her up.

Wish it was some cops that were the victim of a hit and run, that would be something to celebrate.
Brian

Chino Hills, CA

#2 Jun 26, 2008
Actually the Redondo Beach Police has many motorcycle cops that target speeders in the area of 190th St and Flager and it doesn't matter what the police were doing at the time. All police departments have traffic cops and other cops that will enforce non-traffic violations.

I don't know where you are from "not suprising", but out here in Redondo Beach, the cops and emergency vehicles have an excellent response time to emergencies. What you are saying has nothing to do with this accident and it's totally made up in your tiny brain. And to say, "Wish it was some cops that were the victim of a hit and run, that would be something to celebrate." You are hateful and need to grow up and get a life. Why don't you post your real name so we will know who you are. May the Lord help you "not suprising".

Here is what matters:
There was an innocent guy who was hit by a car and left on the road to die, or at the very least, left on the road for extra minutes without the emergency help needed. I certainly hope the police come up with some witness or leads to arrest the loser who did this serious crime.

I will keep Danny Knutson and his family in my prayers.
Andy

Oxnard, CA

#3 Jun 26, 2008
not surprising...you are an idiot, a complete idiot.

Mr. Knutson I hope you get well soon
Jim

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jun 26, 2008
Danny, get well soon!

I just hope the SOB that hit him either turns his sorry ass in or is caught.

Share the road.
LOL

Paramount, CA

#5 Jun 26, 2008
Sad that people like "not" even exist.

I sure hope this poor man recovers and can get back on his bike one day and celebrate his 33rd anniversary in good health!
RB Res

Waianae, HI

#6 Jun 26, 2008
I wish you a speedy recovery.
Dick

Harbor City, CA

#7 Jun 26, 2008
Sounds like you have been picked on for having tinted windows. People in the South Bay are aware that if you have tinted windonws you will be harrassed by the RDPD and TPD.
not suprising wrote:
The cops were probably harassing someone on the road for tinted windows violation while this happened. They are useless and just want to make money instead of helping people when a real crime occurs. A friend of mine was crashed into at 90 MPH by a drunk driver> he was unconcious and the driver then stole his crdit cards and wallet. He is now permenently disabled and the cops did NOTHING to help find the driver and lock him/her up.
Wish it was some cops that were the victim of a hit and run, that would be something to celebrate.
Hollywood

Bethpage, NY

#8 Jun 26, 2008
Danny - get well very soon. Your teammates at Northrop Grumman miss your smiling face.
careful please

Santa Ana, CA

#9 Jun 26, 2008
wishing mr knutson all the best for a speedy recovery. as a bike rider/pedestrian/skater in south bay for many years ive just gotta say 'look out for yourself' because even nice people get distracted, blinded by sun, sleepy, just looking the other way, etc. i do hope they catch this guy though because not stopping to render aid or at least call 911 is inexcusable.
Alexis RPV

Gardena, CA

#10 Jun 26, 2008
Mr. Knutson, I pray you have a full recovery from your injuries. If the person who hit you has any conscience at all, I hope he turns himself in.
Mason

Torrance, CA

#13 Jun 26, 2008
The South Bay has some of the finest police departments in the nation. Lets all pray for Mr. Knutson to have a full recovery. Peace.
Reality

Redondo Beach, CA

#14 Jun 26, 2008
Why, oh why, is LA filled with hit-and-run scum?
Michael

Goleta, CA

#15 Jun 26, 2008
My very best wishes to Mr. Knutson.

Driver needs to be caught and punished.

Bikers need to remember that they are not immune to the hazards of the road and don't expect every automobile to look out for your special self. Too many bikers are on the roads selectively choosing which rules of the road they would like to follow.

Since: Jan 08

United States

#16 Jun 26, 2008
I think it's safe to say that anyone who has shiny rims on their car is a complete a'hole.
dag

Tustin, CA

#17 Jun 26, 2008
"The driver stopped for a moment, got out and walked over to him, Knutson told police. Someone else who ran to help asked the man if he was the driver and he said, "No, he's just my neighbor," Karen Knutson said"

cant this "someone else" who saw the "neighbor" offer any more of a description? sounds fishy.
FIFB

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Jun 26, 2008
Why wouldn't you stop?
South Bay Native

Torrance, CA

#19 Jun 26, 2008
What a JERK!! This man had better turn himself in! To get out and check on him and then take off. He thought the running part through after the hit. I hope you have a full recovery Mr. Knutson~!!!!
karen

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Jun 26, 2008
Michael wrote:
My very best wishes to Mr. Knutson.
Driver needs to be caught and punished.
Bikers need to remember that they are not immune to the hazards of the road and don't expect every automobile to look out for your special self. Too many bikers are on the roads selectively choosing which rules of the road they would like to follow.
"don't expect every automobile to look out for your special self. Too many bikers are on the roads selectively choosing which rules of the road they would like to follow"

why is it your first instinct to assume that mr. knutson is at fault here? did you almost hit a biker once because they ran straight through a stop sign or something? that doesn't mean that is how ALL bikers ride.

not to mention, i'm sure you have never cut anybody off in your car, rolled through a stop sign, made a u-turn where you weren't supposed to, hit the gas when the light turned yellow and you didn't want to sit at the red light and you ended up basically running a red light, or crossed through a crosswalk when there was a pedestrian in it!

my thoughts are with the knutson family ~ i hope for a full recovery and i hope that this guy is caught!
Michael

Goleta, CA

#25 Jun 26, 2008
karen wrote:
<quoted text>
"don't expect every automobile to look out for your special self. Too many bikers are on the roads selectively choosing which rules of the road they would like to follow"
why is it your first instinct to assume that mr. knutson is at fault here? did you almost hit a biker once because they ran straight through a stop sign or something? that doesn't mean that is how ALL bikers ride.
not to mention, i'm sure you have never cut anybody off in your car, rolled through a stop sign, made a u-turn where you weren't supposed to, hit the gas when the light turned yellow and you didn't want to sit at the red light and you ended up basically running a red light, or crossed through a crosswalk when there was a pedestrian in it!
my thoughts are with the knutson family ~ i hope for a full recovery and i hope that this guy is caught!
1) It's not
2) Yes, many times

Mr. Knutson is the victim here. How much his own actions contributed to this incident is unknown at the time. I take it you don't drive through the South Bay too often. It is non uncommon for bicyclists to liberally interpret the rules of the road for themselves endangering not only their own lives but the vehicles around them. In fact, I would say its more of the norm, than the exception.
karen

Los Angeles, CA

#26 Jun 26, 2008
Michael wrote:
<quoted text>
1) It's not
2) Yes, many times
Mr. Knutson is the victim here. How much his own actions contributed to this incident is unknown at the time. I take it you don't drive through the South Bay too often. It is non uncommon for bicyclists to liberally interpret the rules of the road for themselves endangering not only their own lives but the vehicles around them. In fact, I would say its more of the norm, than the exception.
regarding your 1st comment ~ the 1st two sentences were great ~ i just felt like after that it seemed like you tried to turn it around and make the cyclists to blame ~ so i am glad that you do not blame mr. knutson ~ everyone can be blamed for "liberally interpreting the rules of the road for themselves endangering not only their own lives but the vehicle around them" ~ that includes the cyclists, cars, motorcycles, scooters, skaters, rollerskaters

oh, and i actually am from the south bay, manhattan beach, born and raised, for the last 38 years!

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