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Archive for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Man hit while crossing Mass Street Tuesday night cited for jaywalking

A man struck by a vehicle while jaywalking Tuesday night was cited for the crime Wednesday. The man was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

May 19, 2010

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A 26-year-old man hit by an SUV in downtown Lawrence Tuesday night received a citation for jaywalking.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street about 9:30 p.m. after Thomas Radocy, 26, Lawrence, was struck by a vehicle heading south.

Police said Radocy was not crossing in the crosswalk.

He was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.

The driver of the SUV, a 24-year-old Wichita man, was not issued any citations.

Comments

Phil Minkin 4 years, 7 months ago

I'll be the first to say it: Adding insult to injury

lounger 4 years, 7 months ago

You hit the nail on the head (no pun) foodboy.

redmorgan 4 years, 7 months ago

I've had a few people just walk out into the street right in front of my car on and around Mass St. I'm glad the guy wasn't seriously injured.

Eride 4 years, 7 months ago

And I have had drivers almost hit me in the crosswalks because they failed to yield at a red light on Mass St and the Mass St area. In fact, I don't know if I have ever been on Mass St and not seen cars blow through stop signals whether a pedistrian is in the crosswalk or not.

Randall Barnes 4 years, 7 months ago

i agree with both of you. now had he been hit in a crosswalk the driver would have been cited.

trvlronda 4 years, 7 months ago

close Mass street to cars, make it a pedestrian walk way

John Hamm 4 years, 7 months ago

They tried that in downtown Kansas City, KS. What once was a thriving area DIED! A horrible death and hasn't recovered yet - well maybe now that the Casino is in.....

FarneyMac 4 years, 7 months ago

Funny - my hometown had the exact same experience back in the 70s. They finally just removed the pedestrian mall last year.

whats_going_on 4 years, 7 months ago

I walked around a downtown like that in Tennessee once (nashville? can't remember). It did pretty well.

whats_going_on 4 years, 7 months ago

I walked around a downtown like that in Tennessee once (Knoxville? can't remember). It did pretty well.

trvlronda 4 years, 7 months ago

close Mass street to cars, make it a pedestrian walk way

canusayduh 4 years, 7 months ago

Personally I see nothing wrong with that. People complain about the parking, the fines, the bars....I've heard nothing attractive about being downtown. What's the draw?

Fatty_McButterpants 4 years, 7 months ago

Hi, Beo, Lawrence is a COLLEGE TOWN! This oh-so-precious city that you all rave about would not even exist anymore, if not for the college students. Want proof? Look at all the old towns that used to exist in the area back in the 1870's, 1880's, and so on. Where are they now? Gone. The students keep the university here; the university brings in the cultural & sports attractions; the tourists bring in the money. Quit bitching about college students when you CHOSE to live here!

jfcm77 4 years, 7 months ago

I get older, they stay the same age.

John Hamm 4 years, 7 months ago

Gosh. A student or university employee? Lawrence would be different without the college that's for sure but it would still "exist" and in many ways be much better off. Fewer drivers txting, fewer drivers running red lights, fewer drivers going the wrong way on Tennessee and Kentucky, fewer instances of public urination, fewer late night obnoxious parties...... How many more examples of what college students bring to Lawrence do you want?

parrothead8 4 years, 7 months ago

Gosh. A cynic? Lawrence would be a fraction of the size it is now if KU had originally located elsewhere. A large majority of the shopping, arts, sports, cultural opportunities, and tax-funded amenities available to you now would not exist in Lawrence if not for the presence of a large state university. You say there would be fewer drivers running red lights, and you're right...because there would only be a few traffic lights in Lawrence.

clovis_sangrail 4 years, 7 months ago

Lawrence without the university would be like . . . . well, it would be like Salina. Or maybe Hutchinson.

Bill Lee 4 years, 7 months ago

If KU were elsewhere, Lawrence would be the state capital, so we'd be the size of Topeka. In many ways we've outgrown the university. Many more people are moving here who work in KC or Topeka. Fewer and fewer each year are connected to KU.

Fatty_McButterpants 4 years, 7 months ago

Have you actually BEEN downtown? The vast majority of the businesses are clothing stores, music stores, some tattoo parlors, barbershops, and restaurants. Besides, if anything else downtown were attractive - aside from the bars - perhaps they would stay in business for longer than a few months.

chasmo 4 years, 7 months ago

There are thousands of Kansas towns without a college, You should move if you don't like the flavor of Lawrence. K.U. is what makes this town live.

d_prowess 4 years, 7 months ago

I don't understand the crowd that believes the bars downtown lead to crazy college students disrupting their experience on Mass St. Have anyone ever been downtown around 8pm on a Friday or Saturday night? The bars have hardly anyone in them yet! The students don't show up until 9pm or later. So what exactly are you doing down there at 10pm that may make them cause you to not want to be down there? Perhaps the same thing they are down there for?

Janet Lowther 4 years, 7 months ago

Y'know, back in the 1880s & '90s, Kansas had EIGHT congressmen! Twice as many as we have now.

They are talking about reducing agriculture's dependence on fossil fuels, and I figure that will mean more, smaller farms & more farmers, 'cause you can't farm 2000+ acres without hp monster tractors and enormous equipment.

Seems like the limit for grain farming with horses is around 160 acres, so there would need to be hundreds of thousands more farmers in Kansas alone. That could also revive a lot of moribund small towns, who's market dried up with the industrialization of agriculture and the consolidation of farms.

Melanie Birge 4 years, 7 months ago

If they park on the right side of the street make them stay on the right, go park on the left stay on the left. Or even better use the Cross Walk People, not like there arn't enough down there, plz!!

TopJayhawk 4 years, 7 months ago

Lawrewnce would still exist as long as it has Topeka to mooch off of. Lawrence has never pulled it's own weight economically.

rabbit 4 years, 7 months ago

We are JayHawks were suppose to Jaywalk

Mark Zwahl 4 years, 7 months ago

How 'bout we start enforcing the jaywalk laws downtown. Combination pedestrian and auto cultures need to have some rules. The cars have rules downtown, but the pedestrians don't seem to have any. Pedestrians use crosswalks and cross when the signs say "walk". Anything else gets cited. By this time next year, we've established a culture that keeps people safer and doesn't look like a freakin' free-for-all.

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 7 months ago

& pedicabs & rickshaws Sunglasses with GPS warning devices required for pedestrians

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 7 months ago

& pedicabs & rickshaws Sunglasses with GPS warning devices required for pedestrians

somedude20 4 years, 7 months ago

Be it riding a bike or walking around the town, the drivers in Lawrence make life exciting!

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