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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Police Cruiser in Culpeper - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,...

There are 54 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 29, 2012, titled Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Police Cruiser in Culpeper - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

At approximately 7:22 last night, the Culpeper County sheriff received a 911 call for a medical emergency occurring around Route 29 southbound just north of Reva Road.

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todd

Richmond, VA

#1 Nov 29, 2012
jeezo, vibes for both families involved.
ASD

United States

#2 Nov 29, 2012
Richmond station is reporting:
CULPEPER, Va.(AP)- The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a deputy's patrol car.

Police tell The Free Lance-Star ( http://bit.ly/V5LZ07 ) that the deputy was responding to a medical emergency call when his car hit the woman on U.S. 29. The accident occurred Wednesday night.

Witnesses told the police that the woman was wearing dark clothing and was in the southbound lane.

The patrol car was traveling about 70 miles per hour. Its emergency lights weren't on.

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Who has the right facts? Were his lights or or off?? Daily Progress is saying that the woman was lying just over the center line of the highway.

I guess we will never know the true story...sorry for the victim and her family.

Since: Apr 08

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Nov 29, 2012
According to Virginia State Police, the deputy's lights were on. The story you linked to has updated their information. We have not received information as to whether the woman was lying in the road.
ASD wrote:
Richmond station is reporting:
CULPEPER, Va.(AP)- The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a deputy's patrol car.
Police tell The Free Lance-Star ( http://bit.ly/V5LZ07 ) that the deputy was responding to a medical emergency call when his car hit the woman on U.S. 29. The accident occurred Wednesday night.
Witnesses told the police that the woman was wearing dark clothing and was in the southbound lane.
The patrol car was traveling about 70 miles per hour. Its emergency lights weren't on.
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Who has the right facts? Were his lights or or off?? Daily Progress is saying that the woman was lying just over the center line of the highway.
I guess we will never know the true story...sorry for the victim and her family.
VA Patriot

Keswick, VA

#5 Nov 29, 2012
ASD wrote:
I guess we will never know the true story...sorry for the victim and her family.
Relax, this JUST happened. An investigation will reveal the facts, we'll know what happened, and all you armchair journalists and detectives can shut up.
Helen Hevener

Staunton, VA

#7 Nov 29, 2012
jogger wrote:
joggers and bikers gotta love'em..........Darwin strikes again........
Oh Please - I rode motorcycles for years- and I have a lot of friends who are avid bikers!!! The bikers usually pay more attention to the road and how they are driving that what the regular drivers do!!! I see drivers in cars- pass motorcycles on the wrong side of the road- cut motorcycles off - and everything else!!! I get tired of everybody lumping bikers into one group- there are good bikers and bad bikers- like with anything else!!!

As for the woman pedestrian that was killed- all the facts we really know right now is- A) she was running in the middle of the road after dark and was wearing dark clothes- B) the police were responding to an emergency call and he had his lights and siren on. Nobody knows exactly right now why the woman was running in the middle of the road. For the family of the deceased try not to be judgemental- and that goes for the policeman and his family as well. It doesnt appear that the policeman had done anything wrong- accidents happen!!
I knew it

Staunton, VA

#8 Nov 29, 2012
Definitely a sad story and I feel bad for the family of the deceased. I do agree with "jogger" in that runners and bikers seem to not think of the fact that they really need to take precaution. Running / biking, even with reflective gear and lights, is still difficult for cars and others to see when it's pitch black outside. I pay attention well to the roads when driving and I will see runners and bikers come out of no where very often. They argue about sharing the road but how many times do you see a pedestrian cross the road (crosswalk or not) without even turning a head to make sure it's safe. And many bikers don't obey stop signs, lights, etc half the times. For all of these people in the future, PLEASE BE SAFE. Run when it's light and don't expect just because you have proper gear on that you are safe. 2 ton vehicle > 150lb person or a Schwinn.
Curious

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Nov 29, 2012
Helen Hevener wrote:
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Oh Please - I rode motorcycles for years- and I have a lot of friends who are avid bikers!!! The bikers usually pay more attention to the road and how they are driving that what the regular drivers do!!! I see drivers in cars- pass motorcycles on the wrong side of the road- cut motorcycles off - and everything else!!! I get tired of everybody lumping bikers into one group- there are good bikers and bad bikers- like with anything else!!!
As for the woman pedestrian that was killed- all the facts we really know right now is- A) she was running in the middle of the road after dark and was wearing dark clothes- B) the police were responding to an emergency call and he had his lights and siren on. Nobody knows exactly right now why the woman was running in the middle of the road. For the family of the deceased try not to be judgemental- and that goes for the policeman and his family as well. It doesnt appear that the policeman had done anything wrong- accidents happen!!
Really Helen?!? I don't know how some people get through the day, truly!?! The reference to "bikers" is bicycles, NOT motorcycles...GEEZ!
Anonymous

Chantilly, VA

#10 Nov 29, 2012
Awful, and right before Christmas. Prayers to the family.
Helen Hevener

Staunton, VA

#11 Nov 29, 2012
Well 'jogger" had said "BIKERS" and you do also call motorcycle riders "BIKERS" so I guess one could have misunderstood his choice of words there!!! I dont see that many people out riding bicycle's myself!!
Hold on

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Nov 29, 2012
I think this person meant bicyclist not motorcycles when they stated "bikers".
Helen Hevener wrote:
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Oh Please - I rode motorcycles for years- and I have a lot of friends who are avid bikers!!! The bikers usually pay more attention to the road and how they are driving that what the regular drivers do!!! I see drivers in cars- pass motorcycles on the wrong side of the road- cut motorcycles off - and everything else!!! I get tired of everybody lumping bikers into one group- there are good bikers and bad bikers- like with anything else!!!
As for the woman pedestrian that was killed- all the facts we really know right now is- A) she was running in the middle of the road after dark and was wearing dark clothes- B) the police were responding to an emergency call and he had his lights and siren on. Nobody knows exactly right now why the woman was running in the middle of the road. For the family of the deceased try not to be judgemental- and that goes for the policeman and his family as well. It doesnt appear that the policeman had done anything wrong- accidents happen!!
Hold on

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Nov 29, 2012
Curious wrote:
<quoted text> Really Helen?!? I don't know how some people get through the day, truly!?! The reference to "bikers" is bicycles, NOT motorcycles...GEEZ!
EXACTLY what I was thinking! Even so, it is really sad for everyone involved.
Hold on

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Nov 29, 2012
Helen Hevener wrote:
Well 'jogger" had said "BIKERS" and you do also call motorcycle riders "BIKERS" so I guess one could have misunderstood his choice of words there!!! I dont see that many people out riding bicycle's myself!!
Drive on Ivy Road and you will see them. They have alot more nerve than I would riding their bikes on these curvy tight roads. I would never do it as it is way too dangerous. Laws, Rules don't seem to matter much when mistakes are made that can cost your life.
Really

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 29, 2012
Helen Hevener wrote:
Well 'jogger" had said "BIKERS" and you do also call motorcycle riders "BIKERS" so I guess one could have misunderstood his choice of words there!!! I dont see that many people out riding bicycle's myself!!
Really? Take a ride out Garth Road sometime and you can count the organ donors...
WoW

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Nov 29, 2012
How did this go from one story to another that quickly?
I took it as IRRESPONSIBLE JOGGERS AND BIKERS...
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Nov 29, 2012
This is sad, but I do see a lot of people running at dawn or dusk, with no reflective clothing and choosing to run out in the road rather than on the sidewalk or shoulder because "asphalt is better for your knees". I don't know who started the whole run on asphalt craze, but I hope they know how many people die every year because of it.
Joyce Swonger

Troy, MI

#21 Nov 29, 2012
How about getting your facts right before throw him under the bus!
Joyce Swonger

Troy, MI

#22 Nov 29, 2012
throwing
omg

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Nov 29, 2012
Culpepper!
BeingThere

Floyd, VA

#25 Nov 29, 2012
Whoa! Get a grip Rick (James), you super freak!
Your hostile reaction to Helen is unwarranted.
The report did state "running" and it would be "safe" to assume that would be jogging. Whatever the case is, a woman, her family & friends,the deputy AND his family and department, friends and all who know the principals in this accident are having a rough time right now. Why do you shout about slobs and couches? BTW: "Just because YOUR a fat slob..."
should have been- YOU'RE. Dunderhead.
The letter R is next to the letter E so that one is, well, it just is.
Chill dude and maybe think about the loss of that woman's life in this tragedy.
WoW

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Nov 29, 2012
Rick James wrote:
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Or a local prostitute just crossing the street ?
Your words...

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