Blind pedestrian killed in Waite Park

Blind pedestrian killed in Waite Park

There are 6 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 12, 2011, titled Blind pedestrian killed in Waite Park. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A longtime leader of the Central Minnesota chapter of the National Federation of the Blind died after he was struck by a car while crossing a street in Waite Park.

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Cindy Stainker

Kansas City, MO

#1 Mar 12, 2011
Sad, condolences to his family.
Rich U

United States

#2 Mar 12, 2011
So sorry. God bless and rest in peace.
No surprise here

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 13, 2011
I'm not totally blind but pretty close (legally blind) and can't drive. Where's the details, PP? Why was someone who was using a white cane hit and why exactly was the driver not charged? Details?

What is with car drivers in the Midwest anyway? Jesus, I can't even walk across a crosswalk in St. Paul with a green walk signal without some jerk making a right turn into the crosswalk I'm trying to cross, right in front of me, without me fearing for my life every time.

Hey, moron car worshipping jackasses in MN. Isn't it bad enough that my life has been ruined by not being able to drive and me stuck living in this car dependent hick state without you trying to run me over just because you're in a big hurry and couldn't care less about pedestrians because you're in your big tough car? I swear I'm going to start carrying an aluminum baseball bat with me and the next time some in a hurry jerk tries to run me down in the crosswalk I'm going to use said aluminum baseball bat to seriously mess up your stupid tin can on four wheels, you jerks.

Condolences to the family of the victim of some MN idiot in a car. No surprise that something like this happened in this backwater hick state though.

Some dumb MN idiot will claim I'm an evil liberal because I don't drive in 3...2...1...
Know

Rochester, MN

#4 Mar 13, 2011
No surprise here wrote:
I'm not totally blind but pretty close (legally blind) and can't drive. Where's the details, PP? Why was someone who was using a white cane hit and why exactly was the driver not charged? Details?
What is with car drivers in the Midwest anyway? Jesus, I can't even walk across a crosswalk in St. Paul with a green walk signal without some jerk making a right turn into the crosswalk I'm trying to cross, right in front of me, without me fearing for my life every time.
Hey, moron car worshipping **** in MN. Isn't it bad enough that my life has been ruined by not being able to drive and me stuck living in this car dependent hick state without you trying to run me over just because you're in a big hurry and couldn't care less about pedestrians because you're in your big tough car? I swear I'm going to start carrying an aluminum baseball bat with me and the next time some in a hurry jerk tries to run me down in the crosswalk I'm going to use said aluminum baseball bat to seriously mess up your stupid tin can on four wheels, you jerks.
Condolences to the family of the victim of some MN idiot in a car. No surprise that something like this happened in this backwater hick state though.
Some dumb MN idiot will claim I'm an evil liberal because I don't drive in 3...2...1...
Calm down Stresserella. Andy was NOT in a crosswalk. He normally did but on Friday night he didn't.I know this as a fact as I was on scene within 2 minute's of it happening you freaking moronic jerk! I don't care if your blind or not. I knew Andy very well and he would be the first one to tell you your way of thinking is dangerous. But that is the attitude of many of you liberals these day's.
RIP Andy.
Zingbopper

Cadott, WI

#5 Mar 13, 2011
No surprise here wrote:
I'm not totally blind but pretty close (legally blind) and can't drive. Where's the details, PP? Why was someone who was using a white cane hit and why exactly was the driver not charged? Details?
What is with car drivers in the Midwest anyway? Jesus, I can't even walk across a crosswalk in St. Paul with a green walk signal without some jerk making a right turn into the crosswalk I'm trying to cross, right in front of me, without me fearing for my life every time.
Hey, moron car worshipping **** in MN. Isn't it bad enough that my life has been ruined by not being able to drive and me stuck living in this car dependent hick state without you trying to run me over just because you're in a big hurry and couldn't care less about pedestrians because you're in your big tough car? I swear I'm going to start carrying an aluminum baseball bat with me and the next time some in a hurry jerk tries to run me down in the crosswalk I'm going to use said aluminum baseball bat to seriously mess up your stupid tin can on four wheels, you jerks.
Condolences to the family of the victim of some MN idiot in a car. No surprise that something like this happened in this backwater hick state though.
Some dumb MN idiot will claim I'm an evil liberal because I don't drive in 3...2...1...
Well, what you lack in sight, your mouth is making up for and then some.
I would love to see you standing in the middle of the street in a cross walk swinging your bat around like a fool. You are sharing the roads with cars, not the other way around.
Sangelia

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 13, 2011
I'm wondering if that car that struck him was one of those silent electric cars.
blind folks dont have super hearing. but many of them have trained it to take the place of sight.
but a silent car is deadly still to the blind.
yes, i know that noise polution is bad. but the blind rely on those noises to let them know where they are in relation to noise creating objects and people.

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