Person Walking Across Road Hit by Two...

Person Walking Across Road Hit by Two Vehicles, Killed

There are 20 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 12, 2008, titled Person Walking Across Road Hit by Two Vehicles, Killed. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

State troopers say a person walking across Highway 301 in Orangeburg County Tuesday morning was killed by oncoming traffic.

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Larry

Hartsville, SC

#1 Feb 12, 2008
There is absolutely no sense in the frequency of pedestrian fatalities on the roads of Orangeburg. As a driver in that area, I've noticed time and time again pedestrians who are not paying attention to traffic patterns at all. I've had plenty of folks just walk out into the roadway as if they had the right of way as a pedestrian on 301 and 601. What is wrong with people traveling on foot?
curious

Myrtle Beach, SC

#2 Feb 12, 2008
Well in the upstate the driver of the car will be charged with a state offense. thats kinda funny when the whole state abides by the same laws
Sick of Foolishness

Orangeburg, SC

#3 Feb 12, 2008
they do have the right of way.
curious

Myrtle Beach, SC

#4 Feb 12, 2008
only in the crosswalk they have the right of way. if they are not in the crosswalk then the pedestrian is at fault. its called pedestrian unlawfully in roadway or jaywalking and it is a violation of the state law.
reality

Decatur, GA

#5 Feb 13, 2008
curious wrote:
only in the crosswalk they have the right of way. if they are not in the crosswalk then the pedestrian is at fault. its called pedestrian unlawfully in roadway or jaywalking and it is a violation of the state law.
It doesn't matter if they have the right of way or not, stepping in front of a moving vehicle is just plain stupid.
Bill

Decatur, GA

#6 Feb 13, 2008
I guess we'll see another cross along the road, another monument to someones stipidity.
Jackie

AOL

#7 Feb 13, 2008
Another person killed and no one being charged for it-People-look where you are going-whether day or night you can see that person-some of you are so irresponsible behind the wheel-you drive so fast and always in a hurry and you drive wreckless-makes no sensea life gone because they were just walking along the highway-you people are idiots
Mom to many

Columbia, SC

#8 Feb 13, 2008
It stated that they were walking across the Hwy, not along the road. A pedestrian does not have a right away on a highway. Even if you are going only 30 MPH, it is impossible to stop if someone steps in front of your vehicle. The driver of the vehicle went to the hospital. Imagine the pain that driver is going through.
Jack Black

West Columbia, SC

#9 Feb 13, 2008
Car Vs. Person.....car will win everytime.
wow

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 13, 2008
Jackie wrote:
Another person killed and no one being charged for it-People-look where you are going-whether day or night you can see that person-some of you are so irresponsible behind the wheel-you drive so fast and always in a hurry and you drive wreckless-makes no sensea life gone because they were just walking along the highway-you people are idiots
And to whom would you be referring to as "idiots"? I ask because your comment made no "sensea".

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Falls Church, VA

#11 Feb 13, 2008
Jackie wrote:
Another person killed and no one being charged for it-People-look where you are going-whether day or night you can see that person-some of you are so irresponsible behind the wheel-you drive so fast and always in a hurry and you drive wreckless-makes no sensea life gone because they were just walking along the highway-you people are idiots
According to the article, the person was crossing the highway and passed in front of the vehicle that struck it. This was not a car swerving off the shoulder... I loathed everytime I had to drive on 301 in OBurg a few years ago because there were always pedestrians being stupid in how they crossed the road...(and it was never in a crosswalk).
unbelievable

Chesterfield, MO

#12 Feb 13, 2008
another idiot out of the gene pool
Need to know

Winnsboro, SC

#14 Feb 13, 2008
Sick of Foolishness wrote:
they do have the right of way.
Pedestrians doesn't always have the right of way. I think people believe they do that's why they always walk out in front of you.
Raggedyann

Chardon, OH

#15 Feb 13, 2008
Jackie wrote:
Another person killed and no one being charged for it-People-look where you are going-whether day or night you can see that person-some of you are so irresponsible behind the wheel-you drive so fast and always in a hurry and you drive wreckless-makes no sensea life gone because they were just walking along the highway-you people are idiots
The only idiot is YOU and the pedestrians that walk out in front of cars!
So What

West Columbia, SC

#16 Feb 13, 2008
Jack Black wrote:
Car Vs. Person.....car will win everytime.
You are absolutely right.
So What

West Columbia, SC

#17 Feb 13, 2008
Sick of Foolishness wrote:
they do have the right of way.
Who has the right to walk in front of a moving car?
Then I expect to read about mor of these incidents. They are no longer considered accidents.
So What

West Columbia, SC

#18 Feb 13, 2008
.....more...

“you know you want me ”

Since: Sep 07

Dodge city

#19 Feb 13, 2008
yeah we gettin to be a bunch of no driving no walking sorry azz lot
whats up people ?

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#20 Feb 13, 2008
I hate to see anyone getting themselves killed, but this "Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way" mentality has something to do with it. They don't use crosswalks and don't understand that a couple thousand pounds of automobile moving at even 35mph will be a life changing experience. If you're going to be stupid, you better be real strong.

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Falls Church, VA

#21 Feb 13, 2008
BWG wrote:
I hate to see anyone getting themselves killed, but this "Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way" mentality has something to do with it. They don't use crosswalks and don't understand that a couple thousand pounds of automobile moving at even 35mph will be a life changing experience. If you're going to be stupid, you better be real strong.
Which would imply some sort of sense in their knowledge and understanding of the basic laws of physics and math principles... Yeah, that's right, they'd actually have to learn something... Nah, easier to walk around assuming basic rights they don't actually have... What they forget is crossing a street is a privilege, just like God's given priveleg of walking. Disrespect one, don't be surprised if you lose the other.

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