Pedestrian killed crossing street

Pedestrian killed crossing street

There are 14 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Mar 11, 2009, titled Pedestrian killed crossing street. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A man was struck and killed a man as he crossed a street on Tuesday night. David Tracy Rammueller, 50, of West Covina, died when he was struck as he crossed the street in the 100 block of Lark Ellen Avenue at ...

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NukeGlendale

Fullerton, CA

#1 Mar 11, 2009
They should stop preaching "The pedestrian has the right of way" junk because the truth is, it's the pedestrian's responsibility to mind their own environment when crossing. Especially nowadays, where you have Armenians racing around like maniacs, drunk Latinos swearving around, moronic teens texting while driving, and Asians who can barely see over the steering wheel.
I wish this didn't happen to this gentleman, but I do hope that others learn, and spread the word, about pedestrian safety. If you're crossing the road, you need to pay attention all around you. Not everyone who is driving is being responsible.
imalwaysthere

Pasadena, CA

#2 Mar 11, 2009
that address.. This is around the underpass on Lark Ellen and the 10 correct?
Where about did it occur? North of the 10- or south?
I run by this intersection everyday and always pay attention to non attentive drivers..
Mike

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Mar 11, 2009
I was taught to stop, look both ways, and to listen for approaching vehicles before crossing the street. I think the Law about Peds having the right of way is being taken to literally. It doesn't mean you walk in the street without making sure it is safe to do so.
We all see them just walk right in front of you without looking.
whatado

United States

#4 Mar 11, 2009
Sure, the law may say the pedestrian has the right of way, but it really doesn't matter when a 4,000 pound car runs you over-does it? I'm sorry that the guy died, but the bottom line here is...pedestrians need to be aware of the cars regardless of where they are crossing.
Deanna

West Covina, CA

#5 Mar 11, 2009
I feel bad for this man that got killed. Yes the man should've been more aware of the cars around him, but sometimes we all have bad judgement. I feel bad that he died. and you don't have to be Armenian to drive around fast, or Mexican to drive around drunk, or even a teenager to be texting. These sort of things happen to every kind of race not just specific races.
lbaca

Placentia, CA

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Deanna wrote:
I feel bad for this man that got killed. Yes the man should've been more aware of the cars around him, but sometimes we all have bad judgement. I feel bad that he died. and you don't have to be Armenian to drive around fast, or Mexican to drive around drunk, or even a teenager to be texting. These sort of things happen to every kind of race not just specific races.
You forgot to mention drunken negroes...
Buh-bye

Long Beach, CA

#7 Mar 11, 2009
Deanna wrote:
I feel bad for this man that got killed. Yes the man should've been more aware of the cars around him, but sometimes we all have bad judgement. I feel bad that he died. and you don't have to be Armenian to drive around fast, or Mexican to drive around drunk, or even a teenager to be texting. These sort of things happen to every kind of race not just specific races.
What a stupid post! The poor guy is dead, and you're running off at the mouth about race, etc.(think: STEREOTYPING!) The article didn't mention the victim's race, nor that of the driver that struck him, so what are you droning on about? Geesh!
jesse

Hemet, CA

#8 Mar 11, 2009
Pedestrians should be very careful because sadly these comments portray what most drivers think while driving. Lets face it, many drivers in our cities come from countries were car culture was just born a couple of decades ago and do not understand the respect between driver-pedestrian. But it is necessary to have mutual respect; it just takes seconds of patience to look around.
pancho

Sun City, CA

#9 Mar 11, 2009
Buh-bye wrote:
<quoted text>
What a stupid post! The poor guy is dead, and you're running off at the mouth about race, etc.(think: STEREOTYPING!) The article didn't mention the victim's race, nor that of the driver that struck him, so what are you droning on about? Geesh!
She was commenting on the first idiot who had wrote that. Check the first comment
Robz

United States

#10 Mar 11, 2009
Regaurding MR NUKE ARMENIA--- HEY A-HOLE, A PERSON LOST HIS LIFE & HIS FAIMLY NOW GRIEVES... THIS WORLD NEEDS LESS PEOPLE LIKE YOU AS WELL.!!!!
nightmare to see - w c ca

Irvine, CA

#11 Mar 11, 2009
I saw this poor man laying in the street last night. My husband I happened upon the scene right after it had happened, the police weren't even there yet and the people were calling 911. It was dark already and it was just below the crest of hill that goes under the 10 freeway, north side, east lane, next to the curb. David was wearing light tan colored clothing, his pants and jacket matched, and clean white tennis shoes. I knew by the way he was laying next to the curb that he was already gone. I don't know what race he was, I only know that he was a person who lost his life and the person who hit him would not be able to live theirs without remembering last night.
It was an awful, tragic accident.
It reminded me of another David who did everything right. It was night too and under the 10 freeway, but he was in the crosswalk, he waited for the cars to stop and just when he was 3 feet from the curb a 21 year old woman mowed him down. He fought for 8 hours on the operating table but he didn't make it. I miss him to this day, he was my brother.
Mike

Tarzana, CA

#12 Mar 11, 2009
lbaca wrote:
<quoted text>You forgot to mention drunken negroes...
You need to really read the post. She was saying it doesn't matter what race was involved. You are very ready to jump on someone, before you do read and think!
Mike

Tarzana, CA

#13 Mar 11, 2009
Buh-bye wrote:
<quoted text>
What a stupid post! The poor guy is dead, and you're running off at the mouth about race, etc.(think: STEREOTYPING!) The article didn't mention the victim's race, nor that of the driver that struck him, so what are you droning on about? Geesh!
I will say this 1 more time.
You need to really read the post. She was saying it doesn't matter what race was involved. You are very ready to jump on someone, before you do read and think!
is it

West Covina, CA

#14 Mar 11, 2009
nightmare to see - w c ca wrote:
I saw this poor man laying in the street last night. My husband I happened upon the scene right after it had happened, the police weren't even there yet and the people were calling 911. It was dark already and it was just below the crest of hill that goes under the 10 freeway, north side, east lane, next to the curb. David was wearing light tan colored clothing, his pants and jacket matched, and clean white tennis shoes. I knew by the way he was laying next to the curb that he was already gone. I don't know what race he was, I only know that he was a person who lost his life and the person who hit him would not be able to live theirs without remembering last night.
It was an awful, tragic accident.
It reminded me of another David who did everything right. It was night too and under the 10 freeway, but he was in the crosswalk, he waited for the cars to stop and just when he was 3 feet from the curb a 21 year old woman mowed him down. He fought for 8 hours on the operating table but he didn't make it. I miss him to this day, he was my brother.
I live very close by.
I drive by the scene today.
It is on the Northbound side- lane closest to the sidewalk. They marked off the spot with orange spray paint.
(north of the underpass). Odd Spot. Its not that close to the crosswalk....

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