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There are 170 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Sep 16, 2010, titled Teen Struck By Vehicle, Livingston Avenue Closed | WBNS-10TV, Centr.... In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A portion of Livingston Avenue is shut down Thursday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

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sam

Marion, OH

#45 Sep 16, 2010
omg!! wht is up with all of these kids getting hit by cars latelyy?!! cars need to be carful and kids didnt ur parents tell u to look b4 crossing or entering the road.
dingo baby

United States

#46 Sep 16, 2010
Just Saying wrote:
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Five year olds should be with a responsible adult (and ten year olds for that matter), not by themselves. Adults DO have the sense that these children lack. You logic is silly. The issue is children/kids darting out into the street and not using crosswalks, period. How does reducing speed limits, putting up more signs or building sidewalks make these kids act any more responsible than they did in the first place????
Exactly!
dingo baby

United States

#47 Sep 16, 2010
This is a perfect time for all schools to speak about what is going on and tell the kids, cars kill! Whach what the heck you are doing when around them...

“Lives In Malta, Not Columbus”

Since: Oct 09

Columbus

#48 Sep 16, 2010
My prayers go out to all the families involved in these "student vs vehicle" accidents in the last few days.

Makes you wonder if Columbus City Schools needs to re-think the bussing issues.
Niko

Columbus, OH

#49 Sep 16, 2010
I sure hope a 5 yr old is with a responsible adult PERIOD!

The issue is about kids darting out in front of cars and not using crosswalks. I see adults doing the same thing. School zones should be treated like parking lots. I am not saying lower speeds across the boards, 20mph is an appropriate speed. Fact of the matter is 4 kids in 48 hours. If you don't see the problem here @weasel you are the idiot.
neighbor

Merrillville, IN

#50 Sep 16, 2010
Kelly wrote:
I hate to say this but I have driven through that area many times before and after school. I was always amazed at how many of those kids did not use sidewalks and would walk in the middle of the road and look at my car as though my car was in the wrong place.
I drive past there every week day for work, except this morning. However, the kids do cross wherever they are and sad to say, most don't even look for oncoming traffic. They think they own the street - they don't have to follow rules around there. Vehicles need to slow though all school zones - you just never know. The drivers need to watch for these kids who don't seem to know how to cross streets.
Niko

Columbus, OH

#51 Sep 16, 2010
Mel wrote:
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I agree that drivers need to be aware of pedestrians, but there are times that kids are behind or in front of a car or any other object on the side of the road and they dart out into traffic. I have come close to these situations at times to hitting the person. So, it isn't always possible to stop completely before impact. It would be a very difficult situation to be in to hit a child on accident, so it isn't always avoidable to swerve and miss them. Either way, all the children that have been hit over the past few days, the drivers may or may not be at fault, but they will have to live with these horrible accidents for the rest of their lives. That would be punishment enough!
Mel I agree 100%- I am not judging the drivers here, merely pointing out they need to be more aware. It is their vehicles striking these kids regardless of the circumstance. As wrong as it may sound pedestrians have the right-of-way or did that change recently?

Kids do need to be more aware of their surroundings, they should be taught that by their parents as well as schools. Yes I said parents!

My final thought - school zones should be treated like parking lots.
neighbor

Merrillville, IN

#52 Sep 16, 2010
sam wrote:
omg!! wht is up with all of these kids getting hit by cars latelyy?!! cars need to be carful and kids didnt ur parents tell u to look b4 crossing or entering the road.
Kids are not as alert as they should be and parents need to be involved more - please!
cmar

Columbus, OH

#53 Sep 16, 2010
yeah i see what your saying but at the same time these kids are walking in the street like the have a right too. even though there is no sidewalks on one side of the road, they could walk in the grass but it might get their nike dirty! i live in the area and on livingston, shady lane, dundee and country club these kids act like its cool to make a driver have to make a sharp move to miss hitting them. im not saying the kid should've got hit but cross the street like the law says you should and you dont get hit. i pray he recovers to 100%.
Kirsten Oliver

Delaware, OH

#54 Sep 16, 2010
Who ever hit gregg lee should be hit with a car too.My entrnal blesings are with gregg lee's family for ever and always.
Aydrein Jordan

Delaware, OH

#55 Sep 16, 2010
WHAT HE THINK ABOUT WALKING IN THE STREETS

Since: Jun 10

Westerville, OH

#56 Sep 16, 2010
kb_lakewood wrote:
im so sorry the 16yr.old Greg lee has been pronounced dead at around 11am.
Everyone is ignoring you for a reason.

Since: Aug 10

Marion, OH

#57 Sep 16, 2010
Kirsten Oliver wrote:
Who ever hit gregg lee should be hit with a car too.My entrnal blesings are with gregg lee's family for ever and always.
Gee what a way to express your opinion.
Just Saying

Columbus, OH

#58 Sep 16, 2010
It's kind of like driving a passenger car on the highway with semi trucks all around you. No matter how much of an @sshole the semi driver is being, or how many traffic laws he may be breaking, you know that in the event of an accident with him, you're going to be on the losing end. He can't stop on a dime and he may have been driving for 20 hours straight. Whatever the reason, I'm ALWAYS going to yield to a semi and by sheer size alone, in my book, he always has the right of way. Kids have got to think the same way about cars when they are walking to school or anywhere for that matter. All the speed limit reductions and slow signs in the world aren't going to stop @sshole drivers from driving. As with the semi on the highway, whoever is on the losing end needs to be the more catious of the two. I am not excusing drivers from being more aware of their surroundings. You should always slow down whenever you're near a school whether the school lights are flashing or not. But you can't blame the driver when a kid darts out into the street. The fact that none of these drivers are being cited should tell everyone who was at fault for these accidents.
Carol Williams

Coshocton, OH

#59 Sep 16, 2010
Why can't these poor children make some kind of teeshirt to wear over their jackets that are bright with reflectors on them. The school can make it into a contest for the kids and the winner get something cool like a gift card somewhere or something....i use to be a bus driver in columbus and my hearts go out to these children. Its sad when anyone dies or gets hurt but when its a child its extremely heartbreaking. I think everyone needs to take the time out of their busy day and just take a second to look for these kids walking around.
Kirsten Oliver

Delaware, OH

#60 Sep 16, 2010
Aydrein Jordan wrote:
WHAT HE THINK ABOUT WALKING IN THE STREETS
yOU ARE INORGING THE FACTS OF LIFE.
Mel

Columbus, OH

#61 Sep 16, 2010
kb_lakewood wrote:
im so sorry the 16yr.old Greg lee has been pronounced dead at around 11am.
I watched the news at 12 and they said nothing about this, they actually said he was still in critical condition???? Someone has the wrong story.
Mel

Columbus, OH

#62 Sep 16, 2010
neighbor wrote:
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I drive past there every week day for work, except this morning. However, the kids do cross wherever they are and sad to say, most don't even look for oncoming traffic. They think they own the street - they don't have to follow rules around there. Vehicles need to slow though all school zones - you just never know. The drivers need to watch for these kids who don't seem to know how to cross streets.
Yes, and that is exactly what was said about this young man, he wasn't crossing at the cross walk. I'm sorry, but cars have to follow the rules of the road and so do pedestrians, cross at the cross walks, kids! They are there exactly for this reason, to keep people safe.
sensi with no sense

Lancaster, OH

#63 Sep 16, 2010
TinaMJ wrote:
My prayers go out to all the families involved in these "student vs vehicle" accidents in the last few days.
Makes you wonder if Columbus City Schools needs to re-think the bussing issues.
The buses normally stop right on the property of that specific school and not across the road.
He must have crossed the road not taking the crosswalk where they have a traffic light.

I wish him to recover, too. I also hope he has no permanent damage because of this accident,

And I also wish that he talks with his fellow students when he recovers, that they need to pay better attention for traffic in that area especially after school at that specific area, also on Livingston-Lattimer where too many students do not care about car drivers but simply cross not looking left or right when there is a car having a green light to go, they simply walk like robots and when a car comes close they look like they just awake from sleep walking.

The main reason accidents will happen in future at this specific school is once again a bad infrastructure and a lack of traffic education.
Concerned Citizen

Reynoldsburg, OH

#64 Sep 16, 2010
Driving through this part of Livingston Ave., it is very hard for the few people who are trying to drive the restricted 20 MPH limit. There is always somebody weaving back and forth between the lanes at a much faster speed. If you were the driver who hit a child, do you think that you would be comforted by the fact that he was not in a crosswalk? You would still have to live with the memories of the sights and sounds of the accident. Pray for the driver as well as for the boy's family.

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