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There are 65 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Oct 6, 2012, titled Virginia Trooper Struck, Killed While Directing Traffic - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sp.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A 27-year-old Virginia state trooper has died after he was hit by an SUV while on special assignment directing traffic for the State Fair of Virginia.

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Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#68 Oct 9, 2012
Heather McMahon wrote:
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Well, I would assume if you see it, you make the proper maneuver to slow down or move over/slow down (whatever the situation dictates) from let's say 1-2 miles away. The next step is to NOT look directly at the blue lights, focus on the road which means you cannot be nosy and see what's going on for once.(Yes, about 90% of you I bet try to get a glimpse of what's happening instead of focusing on the road).
Let's be serious and excuse me cause I haven't been through Doswell in few years now, but with all the traffic that passes through safely on that day with those blue lights, how come only 1 person hit the officer? Why didn't anyone else have that problem?
Like I said before, I don't see how the blue lights can affect someone's driving if you obey traffic laws, don't try to do 100 different things while driving, and mind you own business. I've driven by plenty of blue lights and never have an issue with how bright they are.
At 60 MPH (5-10 miles slower than interstate speed limit) you travel at approximately 26 meters per second, that is roughly 88 feet, at 30 MPH that's still 44 feet, and at 15 MPH that's 22 feet. Police often are directing traffic 5 to 10 feet away from vehicles, if you're not paying attention to where the police office is because you're looking at the road to avoid the bright lights, not paying attention to your surroundings, how is that safer? I would also argue that you are blinded for longer when driving slower, or not paying attention to your surroundings.
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I know that I look down and at the white line when I'm blinded.
Blue Lights

Cumming, GA

#70 Oct 9, 2012
Heather McMahon wrote:
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i hope they follow up with (what) the reconstruction team deemed (as) the cause of accident, i lol real hard if it wuz BLUE LIGHTS
I have already told you that bright blinding blue lights will never be mentioned. The state police hope to prosecute the driver, not build a defense for her.
myopinion

AOL

#75 Oct 9, 2012
The driver has not yet been charged so it seems as though this was a total accident and not a wreckless or careless driver. Heartbreaking for the officers family and the driver.
Blue Lights

Cumming, GA

#76 Oct 10, 2012
myopinion wrote:
The driver has not yet been charged so it seems as though this was a total accident and not a wreckless or careless driver. Heartbreaking for the officers family and the driver.
A little early to be guessing that charges will not be placed. But if we really want to guess, I suspect the driver's chances of being charged are about 99.99%. And that .01% of the driver not being charged just ain't gonna happen as well. We're talking about a Virginia state trooper here, the elite of law enfocrement in Virginia. You just don't run over and kill a Virginia state trooper without getting charged with something. It might be nothing but involuntary manslaughter, but make no mistake, you're getting charged.
The Blame

Charlottesville, VA

#77 Oct 10, 2012
If Obama was not trying to steal votes all across Virginia and tying up the resources of the State Police, this would never have happened.

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