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07-09-09, 01:41 AM #1
Lady hits worker, blames worker
Driver says Caltrans worker too slow to jump to safety | PressDemocrat.com | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA
Driver says Caltrans worker too slow to jump to safety
By GLENDA ANDERSON
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.
An Oregon woman who struck a Mendocino County Caltrans worker with her van said the man could have jumped out of her way more quickly, the California Highway Patrol reported Wednesday.
Catherine Stotts, 62, of Eugene, was issued a citation at the scene for reckless driving causing injury, the CHP said.
Kenneth Sears of Willits sustained major injuries when hit in the construction zone on Highway 20 west of Willits Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits for treatment, the CHP said.
Stotts was driving a 1992 Ford van westbound at 2:04 p.m. when her vehicle hit Sears, the CHP said.
She was driving in the closed construction lane and passing other westbound vehicles when she rounded a curve and saw Sears, who was working on foot in the closed lane, the CHP said.
Stotts braked and Sears tried to jump over a guardrail but the van struck both the railing and Sears, the CHP said.
Stotts told officers she was driving in the construction lane because she was not used to driving on new asphalt and that she thought Sears could have jumped faster, the CHP said.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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07-09-09, 06:39 AM #2
Crazy. Some people just should not have a license."never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
07-09-09, 06:48 AM #3
Is she suing the worker? I'm sure some dumbass attorney out there will think that she has a case.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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07-09-09, 02:28 PM #4
I'm pretty sure a liberal CA jury would award her a judgement against Caltrans
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07-09-09, 04:12 PM #5
C'mon folks, it's her world, we should all just be glad to be a part of it. The Caltrans worker should have known she was coming and yielded to her.
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07-09-09, 06:49 PM #6
The general consensus is that Eugene should just be wiped out...--"D.B.A.D." --Me
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07-09-09, 09:50 PM #7
Did she get double the fines for this happening in a construction zone?
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07-10-09, 03:29 AM #8"When a crime is committed, liberals blame society. Conservatives blame the criminal." -Debra Saunders
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07-10-09, 08:27 AM #9
They should throw in a few more citations, crim vehicular injury, driver eval, etc, until she realizes she's the one that screwed up.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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