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Bicyclist killed in Yucca Valley DUI crash

There are 16 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Nov 3, 2009, titled Bicyclist killed in Yucca Valley DUI crash. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

A suspected drunken driver struck and killed a bicyclist in Yucca Valley late Monday, sheriff's officials said.

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buddy

Redlands, CA

#1 Nov 3, 2009
The bicyclist name was Doug Wilson from Yucca Valley
Samantha

Van Nuys, CA

#2 Nov 3, 2009
He was my uncle and did not even see this coming. He was a good man and a very hard worker.
YaYa

Paramount, CA

#4 Nov 3, 2009
He was the grandfather to my grandaughter. She loved her "grandpa Doug". He was a good man and caring. The good lord called him home. I pray that the person that did this to him will receive the max penalty for what he did!!! He took a good person from us all way to soon. He will be missed, his family is our prayers.
YaYa Juarez
YaYa

Paramount, CA

#5 Nov 3, 2009
Sam, my condolences to all. You are all in my prayers. May he rest in peace.
YV Alumni

Long Beach, CA

#6 Nov 3, 2009
I heard about this accident from a friend of mine. I went through elementary through high school and graduated with Shannon Goodpaster - the driver of the car. This is such an awful tragedy for everybody involved. Obviously, the bicyclist paid the ultimate price. It's so very sad. Shannon(Michael) is married with two small children. I can't help but think how in the blink of an eye his whole life is ruined. Making the decision to drink and drive is just plain stupid. Hopefully many others will learn from his mistake. My heart goes out to the family of Doug Wilson.
family friend

Charlotte, NC

#8 Nov 4, 2009
Small correction, his name is Douglas (Doug) Willison, not Doug Wilson. he went out for a bike ride like he usually does, it helps his insomnia. One person, whos family will also suffer, made a terrible choice that 2 famillies will have to face for the rest of their lives. Soo sad. He was a good man. Hes with God now.
PalmSprings

Palm Desert, CA

#9 Nov 13, 2009
Samantha wrote:
He was my uncle and did not even see this coming. He was a good man and a very hard worker.
Thats why i ride a bike facing oncoming traffic. I want at least 1 sec notice to avoid the idiot driver.
Mary

Indio, CA

#11 Nov 19, 2009
Douglas Willison was the grandpa to my god daughter and a good man. I have grown up in Yucca Valley and have always felt it was a great place to live, raise a family and better kept as a small town. After seeing first hand the blatant disregard for a grieving family from more than one community organization I am sickened that this town, i have defended, could treat the loss of a beautiful person as the killers tradgety. Is this town so small minded that the worry and concern for a killer is more of a concern than an innocent victim? Just because the killer was on some board and new council members.

As for him having a family and small children, that was up to him to think about them before driving drunk. I too have children and like any parent think of them before I make life threatening choices. It was his responsibility to do the same, I don't care who he is or who he knows. He did not think of the price his family would pay for his bad choices. If he is the kind of person to drive drunk it is probably not the first time. Or does it have to be someone you love to put it in proper perspective?
Mary

Indio, CA

#12 Nov 19, 2009
Douglas Willison was the grandpa to my god daughter and a good man. I have grown up in Yucca Valley and have always felt it was a great place to live, raise a family and better kept as a small town. After seeing first hand the blatant disregard for a grieving family from more than one community organization I am sickened that this town, one that I have defended, could treat the loss of a beautiful person as the killers tragedy. Is this town so small minded that the worry and concern for a killer is more of a concern than that of the innocent victim? Or do you have to be on a town board and new council members to be counted.

As for him having a family and small children, that was up to him to think about them before driving drunk. I have children and like any parent is held responsible when my bad choices affect them. It was his responsibility to think of the price his family would pay for his bad choices; I don't care who he is or who he knows. If he is the kind of person to drive drunk it is probably not the first time. Or does it have to be someone you love to put it in proper perspective?
Mary

Indio, CA

#13 Nov 19, 2009
oops. sorry to post it more than once.
Dorothy

AOL

#15 Nov 15, 2010
There was a time when I used to wonder how I got home since I was very high on my beer. I don't do that anymore and I'm so glad for it. A horrible tragedy like this in YV puts a spotlight on something most drinkers don't think about: consequences! Each of our actons have that. I hope Shannon "My Daddy's important and will get me out of this" Goodpaster gets the maximum sentence as a lesson to these local so-called priviledged class...
Dorothy

AOL

#16 Nov 15, 2010
Since all of the Yucca Valley politicians belong to the cultish Joshua Springs church, then they have an obligation to keep these bastards from killing off our citizens! Joshua Springs should make all of those guys stop drinking since they can't handle it!
Dorothy

AOL

#17 Nov 17, 2010
So when will Joshua Springs host their next AA meeting for the councilmen in Yucca Valley?
Since they've gotten rid of Lori Herbel, they are all 'yes men' boring clones for the corporate agenda.(I don't know but is Dawn just like the rest of them now?) I'm sure they will devise a plan to just bulldoze all over the city and make it paved and ready for more $350,000 or $500,000 homes that no one will be able to afford to buy what with no jobs there....how dull. Just like Schaumburg, IL. The only nice home there belonged to an ex-madam of a whorehouse called the Free & Easy Club and was built in the late 1800s and had character and unique architecture. The rest of that city was like hamster cages.
Looks like that's where we're headed led by the men who frequent other houses of ill repute most notably called the Pelican Club and Lincoln Club..
Dorothy

AOL

#18 Nov 17, 2010
The councilmen of Yucca Valley are ALL male prostitutes ready top sell their votes for the biggest paying johns: development companies/construction/realtor s, et cetera. They may as well be honest and replace the American flag with a framed $100 bill. That's all they care about.
Its me

Victorville, CA

#19 Jan 8, 2011
WOW Dorothy you sound like a real crazy bitch. what the heck is wrong with you calling a church a cult? Arent you a member? Just because you can't afford a nice house you shouldnt talk about people that can. And who gets high on beer? Are u serious, you are a drunk....and male prositutes really? REALLY? Holy crap lady maybe you should joing the "cult" and attend AA meetings with the prostitutes...and buy a house.....
Dougs Friend

Colorado Springs, CO

#20 Jan 12, 2011
I worked with Doug for over 12 years. He is truly missed and many of our family and peers have nothing but love and prayers going out to his family at all times. He was an outstanding member of society and a true friend. I loved him like a brother! God Bless you and your family Doug! Mike

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