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LOOK BOTH WAYS! - Mark's Journal
I do not care to witness a pedestrian vs beer delivery truck collision. (Death by Coors would also have to be one of the most ignominious ends possible.) The driver managed to slow down enough, but the pedestrian (not even a student, which is more common for these situations) didn't even look.
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fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: June 3rd, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you read my post about how I fell into traffic the other day?
queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: June 3rd, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure you looked first before you fell on your face.
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: June 3rd, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha! More: I wasn't watching my feet and toppled into an area where my body wasn't supposed to be, read: off the sidewalk and in front of an oncoming car!
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: June 3rd, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, very scary! But at least not willful carelessness, like many of the pedestrians around here exhibit.
kukla_red From: kukla_red Date: June 3rd, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think death by Budweiser would be even more embarrassing.
sskipstress From: sskipstress Date: June 3rd, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
But death by Clydesdales would be cool.
darth_qonfused From: darth_qonfused Date: June 3rd, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
They need to look both ways in general, and also know that cyclists can be moving as fast (if not faster) than cars...
kirylyn From: kirylyn Date: June 3rd, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
did the ped even LOOK before stepping out between the crosswalk?

or did he just stride forth, confident that two painted lines on the road would be more than enough to deter any wheeled vehicle "stupid" enough to threaten his fragile body?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: June 3rd, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Also, this was not at a crosswalk.
marc_breaker From: marc_breaker Date: June 3rd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not on a crosswalk, it's his own fault.


keeyoo From: keeyoo Date: June 3rd, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
So damned sick of it...

iamjanjan From: iamjanjan Date: June 3rd, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
*shakes fist at ignorant careless pedestrians!*
sfi_firefighter From: sfi_firefighter Date: June 6th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Most people I watch seem to think that "Oh well, if I get hit, I'll get a ton of money". They don't seem to comprehend that it is assuming they will survive the collision. Others are just arrogant and at least here in CA, the law says they have the right of way. It is interesting watching them in Las Vegas, where as I understand it, the opposite is true.
perisoft From: perisoft Date: June 6th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm... even if it says that the driver has right of way, I can't imagine that the police would look kindly on you if you plowed through a few errant pedestrians without even bothering to slow down...
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