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


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.


Phil Minkin 8 years ago

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

lounger 8 years ago

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

redmorgan 8 years 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.

Evan Ridenour 8 years 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 8 years ago

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

trvlronda 8 years ago

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

John Hamm 8 years 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.....

Tim Quest 8 years 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 8 years ago

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

whats_going_on 8 years ago

whoops, posted twice, it was Knoxville.

whats_going_on 8 years ago

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

trvlronda 8 years ago

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

canusayduh 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years ago

I get older, they stay the same age.

John Hamm 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years ago

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

Bill Lee 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years 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 8 years ago

We are JayHawks were suppose to Jaywalk

Mark Zwahl 8 years 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 8 years ago

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

Boston_Corbett 8 years ago

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

somedude20 8 years ago

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

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