Well, I Can’t Believe That A Pedestrian Wearing Dark Clothes Tries To Run Across A Busy A-Road On A Dark Evening…

A man, who did not want to be named, told The Press he was getting fuel at a Bilbrough Top garage when a woman came running over to him, saying she had hit something.

He said he found a woman lying on a verge, and was unable to find a pulse.

“It looks to me like she was crossing the road towards the garage and was wearing dark clothing,” he said.

He said the driver went into the garage in an hysterical state, and he saw her car’s bumper had come off.

He said: “I can’t believe there are no lights on the road when cars are doing 70mph.”

Cars have lights, though. But if someone’s determined to run out in front of you from the dark verge, wearing dark clothing, rather than cross at a recognised crossing, well…

Local district councillor Richard Musgrave said yesterday he had contacted Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams to call for a full review of safety along the stretch, saying the number of accidents indicated something was wrong.

He said: “The review should look at the problem, the cause of the problem and possible measures to make it safer.

“Options might include overhead lighting, a new footbridge or a speed reduction, similar to a 50mph limit imposed on a stretch of the A1 in Nottinghamshire.”

Or we could just chalk it up to Darwin..?

I mean, seriously, why is a totally-foreseeable accident caused by a person’s own lack of care suddenly a tragedy that prompts soul-searching and demands for more safety measures and the blaming of others?

Incredibly, in thatlast  case, not only is the coroner seeking to lay blame at the feet of the police for not closing the road, but the grieving relatives (warning! chavname alert!) are seeking to raise everybody else’s insurance premiums by looking for a payday from the blameless party:

“Our priority now is ensuring that we make sure Shaney-Leigh’s future is secure.

“She has been incredibly brave since the loss of her mother and although nothing can bring Christine back, it is my duty to try and ensure my granddaughter receives as much help as possible throughout her life.”

The family is working with solicitors Irwin Mitchell to determine whether a compensation claim can be made against the insurers of the vehicle Podmore was driving, even though he was not personally insured.

Utterly stunning…

9 comments for “Well, I Can’t Believe That A Pedestrian Wearing Dark Clothes Tries To Run Across A Busy A-Road On A Dark Evening…

  1. john in cheshire
    November 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

    JuliaM, quite so.

  2. November 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    There was something distinctly odd about that last one; not wearing a seatbelt and – presumably knowingly, as he’s described elsewhere as her ‘partner’ – travelling in a fully-laden car driven by an uninsured driver (5 people in a VW Golf) seems to have been considered irrelevant.

    It’s noticeable that these early-hours road fatalities are almost always described as ‘bubbly’ party-girls who ‘lived life to the full’, following the dictates of the modern media; perhaps, if someone had taught them to exercise a little caution, things might have turned out better.

    Further research provided this…

    A FAMILY today slammed mindless vandals who destroyed a statue of horror icon Freddy Krueger placed at their daughter’s graveside.

    (Scroll down: the picture has to be seen to be believed!)


    • wiggia
      November 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      That does take some believing, but is no more than extension of the road side tribute, some of which have to be seen to be believed.Would you say that it is indicative of ordinary people wanting in some way to have their “normal” family member somehow turned into a very minor celebrity post death.
      There was a shrine on a road out of Cambridge that stood for years (it may still be there) that had a large framed photo of the dead young man placed facing the traffic like billboard on the kerb, what was that all about ?

    • November 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      I’m with commenter ‘Robert_’

      “Wow… a fictional character who murdered people while they slept is a tribute on a grave???

      That is proper messed up.”


      • November 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm

        What kind of cemetery manager allowed this grossly upsetting statue to be installed in the first place?

  3. Ljh
    November 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    OMG MacHeath that photo! Do I revisit instructions to my descendants to burn me and dispose of my ashes discreetly and rob them of the chance of placing zombies at my graveside?

  4. mona
    November 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    People are protected from themselves but who can account for what may be on someones mind when they walk in front of a moving object,and I might add that it should be compulsory to wear a high visibility jacket when cycling in London

  5. November 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    All very strange

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