Pedestrian killed Sunday in Oroville ...

Pedestrian killed Sunday in Oroville named

There are 9 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from May 11, 2010, titled Pedestrian killed Sunday in Oroville named. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

A 91-year-old man struck and killed while walking on Skyline Boulevard at Highway 162 Sunday afternoon has been identified as Robert Bruce Mullin of Oroville.

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GeneO

Oroville, CA

#1 May 11, 2010
What a sad event. Drivers need to be aware that under California law there is a crosswalk, marked or not, at every intersection and that pedestrians have the right of way. I drive that part of the highway regularly and very few people observe the 45mph speed limit. I will not be surprised if excessive speed is a factor.
tigger

United States

#2 May 11, 2010
GeneO wrote:
What a sad event. Drivers need to be aware that under California law there is a crosswalk, marked or not, at every intersection and that pedestrians have the right of way. I drive that part of the highway regularly and very few people observe the 45mph speed limit. I will not be surprised if excessive speed is a factor.
i drive that part of the hwy and there is no cross walk it is a hwy...there is so much traffic you cant speed there
tigger

United States

#3 May 11, 2010
anyone who drive that hwy knows you cant speed due to traffic plus there was alot of traffic that weekend due to car show
Einstien

United States

#4 May 11, 2010
GeneO wrote:
What a sad event. Drivers need to be aware that under California law there is a crosswalk, marked or not, at every intersection and that pedestrians have the right of way. I drive that part of the highway regularly and very few people observe the 45mph speed limit. I will not be surprised if excessive speed is a factor.
Learn the law dumbass and quit acting like you know the law. Just because the posting is 45 doesn't mean that's the legal upheld law...
GeneO

Oroville, CA

#5 May 11, 2010
tigger wrote:
<quoted text>i drive that part of the hwy and there is no cross walk it is a hwy...there is so much traffic you cant speed there
Gee there sure are some nice people commenting on here. You guys are all over my case. Rough day? Here's the section of the DMV handbook regarding crosswalks at intersevtions, marked or unmarked. "A crosswalk is the part of the roadway set aside for pedestrian traffic. Most intersections have a pedestrian crosswalk whether or not there are painted lines on the street." Then, from the Vehicle Code: "Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, there shall not be a crosswalk where local authorities have placed signs indicating no crossing." I do not believe there are such signs posted at this intersection.
GeneO

Oroville, CA

#6 May 11, 2010
Einstien wrote:
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Learn the law **** and quit acting like you know the law. Just because the posting is 45 doesn't mean that's the legal upheld law...
From the DMV Handbook: "The maximum speed limit on most California highways is 65 mph. You may drive 70 mph where posted. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph on two-lane undivided highways and for vehicles towing trailers. Other speed limit signs are posted for the type of roads and traffic in each area." That road has speed limit signs of 45. They are not advisory signs. Advisory speed signs are those yellow in color that you see when approching curves in the road that suggest what the save speed is.

“I'm Not Grumpy, I'm in Pain.”

Since: Feb 09

Butte County

#7 May 11, 2010
An unfortunate event, to be sure.

Speed limits are not generally well observed around here. Many drivers seem to think that 65-70 MPH is acceptable on any road.

However, there is some responsibility on the part of pedestrians as well. Even though pedestrians have the right of way when crossing the road legally, it is also expected they will have enough common sense to not step out in front of a moving vehicle that has no possibility of stopping in time to avoid hitting them.

Drive past Las Plumas High at passing time to see a few hundred examples of this.
tigger

United States

#8 May 12, 2010
This is a horrifying accident sometimes in life you can be at the wrong place at the wrong time. It happens with all of us.Who are you to judge what happen, if you are not there. I get so tired to of people judging other people in this world that they don't know. Or situations that they don't know all the facts.People need to learn from this don't be so quick to judge other people. we are not GOD.We will all have to face our own judgments one day.So we all need to keep in minded it was a accident and they do happen just some are worse than others.Its a devastating for both families..

Since: Mar 10

Hyderabad, India

#9 May 13, 2010
thats not fair

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