Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hit The Brakes, Marge!

BULLHEAD CITY — ... Sepulveda was walking in the middle of McCormick Boulevard around 8:25 p.m. Friday night when he was struck by a Toyota pickup truck...      Link.

This is an almost weekly occurrence where I live. The story is always the same, but the reporter never asks the truly important questions: Was the walker drunk, suicidal, or preoccupied by a UFO directly overhead? Is this a national problem, or just local? Why do pedestrians in Mohave County like to hang out in the middle of busy streets?

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  1. It's a Latino thing, I think. That's not to cast aspersions on Latinos. The fact is, many, many immigrants don't have cars, and have never driven, so perhaps they don't realize the speed with which cars approach, and just how invisible pedestrians are, especially at night.

  2. Hi Garcia,

    Sepulveda was an anomaly. Most of the people I see(and dodge) wandering down the middle of the road are middle-age to elderly white folk. They aren't just crossing the street, they're "hanging out". I'm talking dozens of them, at all hours of the day and night. Inexplicable.


  3. It seems to be the opposite here. Every other week, some Latino is getting run down while trying to cross the middle of the road at night.


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