By Jane McInnis
Following the news of the Danville woman who was critically injured after she was hit crossing the street Monday night, reports of pedestrians and bicyclists struck by drivers in the Tri-Valley area seems to be an all-too-common occurrence.
“Sadly this won’t be the last incident like this to occur on our streets this year....” commented a reader.
Sad news indeed.
A local story that has received national attention is that of Cody Hall, the 18-year-old driver from Pleasanton charged with homicide after driving his car at speeds up to 83 miles per hour before hitting and killing a Dublin bicyclist earlier this year.
[Related: Danville Dangerous Intersections.]
On July 31, a father and his 7 year-old daughter were hit by a van driven by a Corwood Car Wash employee in Dublin while they were sitting on a nearby bench.
Four people were hit in four different accidents in a 27-hour span in Livermore in June.
While all car accidents aren’t the result of total thoughtlessness, there’s no arguing that many collisions could be avoided if drivers took the task of commute more seriously.
“Let not fear rule us, but what about compassion and consideration on sharing the road,” user Jake Ryan commented on a related article.
So, how does a community change the future of further carelessness?
Is there any hope for a community to be collectively conscious drivers? Leave your thoughts in a comment.