Archive for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Man who allegedly struck Lawrence girl in crosswalk issued citation

July 29, 2014


A 20-year-old Leawood man who allegedly struck a 12-year-old Lawrence girl with his SUV near the intersection of 11th and New Hampshire streets earlier this month was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in connection with the incident, Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman Kim Murphree said.

On July 16, Robert Braddock allegedly struck the girl about 4:35 p.m. as she was walking in a crosswalk near the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. The girl was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Murphree said Braddock was issued the citation on July 22. No other charges have been filed in connection with the incident.


Clark Coan 3 years, 9 months ago

Wait a minute. Didn't it take him 200 feet to stop the vehicle? He should have also gotten an inattentive driving ticket. Plus, he should have to pay for her ER visit.

Jason Kent 3 years, 9 months ago

Most likely his vehicle insurance had to pay her dr bills.

Wayne James 3 years, 9 months ago

The additional charge of Inattentive Driving is one that is difficult to prove in court unless the person signing the citation actually observed the person being charged doing something other than watching the road, an after the fact charge or charges are set up by the DA NOT the arresting officer. I'm sure the DA didn't/couldn't find significant evidence from the PD report and thus the only charge he could find is that the driver failed to YIELD to a Pedestrian in a Cross walk (or at an intersection) The pedestrian ALWAYS has the ROW at an intersection, marked crosswalk NOT controlled by a signal.
As to her medical bills resulting from this incident, the drivers insurance carrier will definitely pick up the tab. For the girls sake, I hope there are no lingering problems in the future resulting from being hit. I was hit from behind on a freeway in SD years ago and was treated for what I thought was a non existent whiplash and now some thirty years later I have lingering neck pains and since there was NO police/HP report, I am SOL!

Randall Uhrich 3 years, 9 months ago

Looks like a sound basis for a GIANT civil suit! Good luck.

Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 9 months ago

So, there is no specific law against hitting someone with your car, as long as you stop within 200 feet? As a pedestrian that is good to know.

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