posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 06:40 AM
I'm sorry for having to experience that, I know how you feel. Did that too almost. Twice. Exact same scenario. Had lots of teens to mid 30's die in
my hometown late at night, off the beaten path, (I live in Wisconsin where many bars and not much for kids to do except hangout and party) but most
were 'drunk' walking coming home from a party or bar. Not placing an excuse for loosing their life, but there is a reason the penalty is so large
for DRIVING drunk...just because someone is using their own two feet, doesn't make them any more coordinated and cognigsent of where they are. If
I'm not mistaken, riding your bike and maybe even walking over the li it is a fine.
Just because people may not be participating in a sport like running, biking, or on a conscious 'workout walk', that shouldn't eliminate them from
having to invest in the numerous safety gear that is being manufactured for those people to wear to stay safe. Green and orange vests that easily
pull over jackets, neat light reflectors to put in spokes of bike tires, thing-a-ma-jigs to clamp onto your shoe laces that glow in the dark....list
goes on. There is a reason they make that stuff. I even see those vests at the dollar store for $1. So no excuse. This person didn't belong on
the road like that.
Someone here mentioned there are times u want to walk incognito. I disagree. Be responsible if they gonna do it, or don't do it at all. If poster
hit the person, I'm sure they would never be able to live with themselves again. We don't need someones' stupid irresponsable decisions o cause
pain and guilt and grief like that. And including the walkers' loved ones. Heck, I see people walking their dogs holding glowstics at night in the
city on the sidewalk even,,...
I remember one of the episodes when this happened to me..... I was out for dinnerand drank two small glasses of wine. hour period. And u know what?
If I would have hit the guy, even if it was a little bunp on the ankle, and he ran out in the middle of the road, gues who would have been at fault?
Me. Cause I had a glass of wine. Moral of that story is: it really make you think twice before having ANYTHING and driving.