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My daughter was one of the students walking with her when it happened. Evidence enough for me.
Did anyone posting actually see the incident or are we getting one side of the story?
All traffic was stopped when they began crossing Mockingbird. The lady who was driving the car was turning left onto Mockingbird from East campus. She did not see the girls (already in the street) they were already at the center line when she hit the one girl. The girls did look, they waited for traffic to stop before they started across. Although the police say the pedestrian was at fault since there is no marked cross walk, the driver should have been at fault because the girls were already crossing before she moved from the stop sign. Don't blame them just because they are teen-agers. I say they because the other one just barely got out of the way of the oncoming vehicle.
@richrapThis wouldn't happen to my child I thought them at a very young age how to cross the street....Once again say it with me look right...look left ...look right again...all clear ok now lets cross!!
Put in the crossing lines and have someone be a crossing guard. Volunteers can come from the Parent/Teacher organization.
Im sorry the kid got struck by a vehicle and glad that it was only a minor injury. All I am saying is if the parents would NOT park or drop off their kids in the middle of an intersection or the main entrance to a neighborhood accidents would less likely happen.
Ask yourself one question:How would you feel if it was your child that got struck by a vehicle while walking to school?It's easy to poke fun at & criticise others but when something bad happens to you it's a whole new ball game!!
Traffic going both ways on Mockingbird was stopped when the girls started across the street. They had made it across the west bound lanes (were at the center stripe area) when she was struck. The vehicle that hit her was turning left from East Campus, did not see them (at all) until she hit the girl. These students walk from that neighborhood every morning because that is where they live. They are not dropped off by parents who do not have time to deal with traffic.
Thank goodness this was a minor incident. This sounds like the girls thought they could get across the road before the car, and the car thought the girls were further across and timing was off. If parents weren't dropping kids off at the road and in the neighborhood there would be less confusion at the entrance and those who walk would be safer. Amazes me that parents would put time above safety. Reminds me of the lazys who can't wait at the Howell pick up but drop their kids off across the street. I would rather get up a few minutes earlier than risk my kid getting hurt. Crossing Street 101 should be a part of freshman orientation and require parents to attend. Even kids who don't walk would benefit, maybe as adults they won't be crossing Navarro 20 feet down from a protected marked crossing. And for those of you who don't know the streets--THIS IS NOT AT THE HIKING TRAIL.
If the people that do not live in our neighborhood would not block streets and intersections by picking up and dropping of their kids this might cut back on some of the congestion. The kids that walk to school from our neighborhhod would not have to dodge these people either. With less congestion, one might be able to see when a car is coming. The kids that are crossing the street should also be taught to look both ways before crossing a street.
What about parents who live in that neighborhood but have to be at their work before school hours or do not get off at 4 pm ? The student walking was not dropped off by the parent(s). They were walking from their house because both parents were already at their jobs.
As a resident of the neighborhood across the street from the EHS accidents like this would be less likely to occur if the students would wait at the school to be picked up by whoever is picking them up from school. If the parents would take the time to drop their kids off at the school verses in a neighborhood or in the middle of the street these accidents would be less likely to occur. There are reasons the schools have parking lots, driveways and pickup and dropoff areas. Many of times I have gotten off work and tried getting to my house and these kids run out in front of vehicles. Parents park and wait for their kids in my neighborhood. PICK THEM UP AND DROP THEM OFF AT THE SCHOOL!
Move the useless traffic light from Mockingbird and 463 a couple hundred yards and place it at the entrance to East. $300,000 dollars saved and we only pay for installation.
You really expect the obese to walk? Huh! Not likely. It's either McDonalds, Wendys or grandma fault for providing the food, oh and sitting in front of the TV instead of being outside exercising or at the YMCA. It's not their fault McDonalds sells them the food.
Keep spelling like that and you're going to get investigated by Bay City PD for having something in common with their resident bird-brained terrorist. Or even worse, you might get a job at the VA.
Put a cross walk at the entrance to the school and the city and the school decide who is going to monitor it to make sure kids cross safely between 8:00-8:30 am and 4:00-4:30 pm.
Where people are wanting the bridge and where the crossing light was is not where this accident happened.
uduntno, tru dat, but I dont have to be dere to know the truth! Hagan could have fixed all of dis, if only the other idiots on the village council would listen! Build the bridge! Save Lives!
Does the city really expect teenagers to walk all the way to Stockbauer to cross Mockingbird and the walk along Stockbauer to get to the Hike trail to walk to the school? That is expecting them to walk at least triple the distance, come on.
first people who are bein mean, yall weren't their to see it so howd yall kno? dont make conclusions seriously.and asumme stuff, she coulda been hert for all you know or she somthin coulda happend,
Insanity! The cussing lights should have never been removed! Everyone on at the school and city should be FIRED! Everyone! This is easy to fix, just build a bridge over the street, wouldn't cost much and would save liives. Jefe williams was righht, everyone is stupid! He fortold the coming of this disasster.
This was not going across Stockbauer at the Bike/Hike Trail. This happened crossing Mockingbird at the exit to a subdivision across from the entrance to Victoria East.
The crossing light should never have been taken down. That was a mistake. Where is all the common sense??
crossing the street, how does it work ???
funny how people draw conclusions so quickly... ridiculous...
Witnesses say traffic was stopped when both young ladies started across Mockingbird. The Durango was exiting East Campus, turning left onto Mockingbird when she struck the girl. Thank goodness one of them reacted quickly. No neither one of the walkers was on the phone or texting.
UgottaBkidin...This is a HIGH school. There haven't been school zones around Victoria's high schools at least since I've lived here. Why would we start now? Usesomelogic has the right idea -- have the students attend classes to learn how to cross the street.
I haven't been over there in the morning but with cars waiting to enter the school and drop off, how fast could someone be going? Its not just kids who can't cross the road correctly around here. Go to Walmart and watch how many just run out of the store into the parking lot without looking.
At the other high school you have kids running across the Cuero highway and parents picking up on the South bound shoulder! That will be the location of a tragedy one day.
Look right look left look right again.....All clear OK now lets cross.. I feel for anyone getting hit by a car but come on... I think there needs to be a class freshmen year that teaches these kids how to cross the road!
I was taught when I was little to look both ways before crossing the road.
OK...Let me give my 2 cents, I think a reduction in the speed limits would help tremendously, they should be lowered for all traffic that is traveling on the streets that border East HS 1 hour before school starts and after school lets out, and then since the VPD is limited to the officers it can commit to enforce these speeds, a task force can be assembled that will give participating agencies the right to enforce traffic laws, now this can be the Sheriff's Dept,Constables, Deputy Constables,Fire Marshall, and Fire Investigators, and DPS. This is an instant help, it won't take years to do like the sidewalk.
We all knew this was going to happen. It had been said over and over...