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Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

JackMcKee
distracted/inattentive driving is an infraction. The LEO determined that the driver was following all laws. Take it up with him/her.

And right there is the problem Jack, people who are walking many times don't have the means to by justice like you do. It is clear the motorist ran someone down and you can't do that if you are paying attention unless, like a deer she darted quickly across the road.

February 7, 2013 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

JackMcKee 0 minutes ago
I can't take credit for 500 years of jurisprudence.

The world defined to be based around the car has absolutely nothing to do with philosophical legal history. The winners decided the car would be given preference in everything and the laws written or more so enforced accordingly. Look at the condition of the sidewalks in town, left up to home owners which builds animosity while we just can't build enough streets. Whine endlessly about the T forgetting there are many people who rely on it but not important, the car rules.

February 7, 2013 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

"If the driver was intoxicated, speeding, texting, or any breaking any other law the analysis would be different. "

Those again are legally defined ways of being distracted but there are others, a person can just careless. In your perfect life I suppose you haven't experienced that but it happens.

February 7, 2013 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

JackMcKee 2 minutes ago
The driver wasn't careless. The LEO on the scene made that determination. I trust his/her judgement far more than an internet jockey.

According to the Kansas Handbook he was careless. By standards of decency, he was careless. It happens all the time in Lawrence and only when they hurt someone do they take a different tone. See it all the time.

February 7, 2013 at 3:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

JackMcKee 1 minute ago
good lord. This discussion has hit a new low.

Really? What about the law that has put innocent people to death? I'm sorry, what is right should be the goal in society and there is much discussion about this on sights I'm sure you aren't interested in but stand by your law, right or wrong, doesn't matter.

February 7, 2013 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

Jack, I can see why you are so adamant about the rec center since you want to make the streets too dangerous for runners, bikers, and pedestrians. Perhaps that is your goal, to force people to use gyms. Do you have a financial stake in this?

February 7, 2013 at 2:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

So Jack has managed to keep the pedestrian in the segregated box, they actually have a higher standard of responsibility than the person in the car because the natural occurring distractions when driving (limited ability to hear and see) has now made the motorist the protected class, unless of course they hurt another motorist in which case they are equal footing. We don't enforce the laws so pedestrians aren't constantly dealing with rude behavior by motorist and if they don't play by the rules they are given they are fair game. I like your concept of a fair society.

February 7, 2013 at 2:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

If i close my eyes while walking across the street and do damage to vehicle illegally parked in the crosswalk I'm no different than the motorist who is not paying attention.

Yep, when you can afford to have the law on your side anything goes. You've got me there, what's right isn't important, what laws written by those who benefit from it is all that matters. If you think running people down out of carelessness is ok then that says it all.

February 7, 2013 at 2:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

And verity wins the award for upholding the status quo, carcentric view of the world, a view from the climate controlled car that can continue to break laws all the time, just go sit at an intersection and watch, but the pedestrian is not only threatened to keep in line by laws that require going out of their way to the designated crossing spots that can be many blocks away but are threatened with physical injury if they don't play along and like I've mentioned, even if they do play along. Let's remember the bicyclist last week as one example.

February 7, 2013 at 2:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Woman injured after being struck by vehicle on 23rd Street

acelin, from the handbook, one more time:
if your vehicle is under control at all times you should be able to avoid hitting him.

February 7, 2013 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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