Sunday, November 15, 2015

Another walker in Louisville killed, this time by a tow truck -- but of course, it was her fault.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if we cared enough to analyze patterns of speeding among commercial vehicles traveling the city of New Albany's streets, tow trucks and wreckers would easily be identified as the fastest moving.

Dump trucks and box trucks would come second. The former might be more dangerous owing to the loads they carry.

This city tolerates anti-social traffic safety standards. Why is that?

Police Tow Truck Driver strikes and kills a person walking on Southside Drive, by Branden Klayko (Broken Sidewalk)

On Monday evening, a Louisville woman was walking along Southside Drive. At about 6:30p.m., she was crossing the street at or near the intersection Tenny Avenue when a motorist driving a Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) tow truck struck and killed her. The woman’s identity has not been released.

The usual reports came from WDRB, WAVE3, WLKY, and WHAS11, with LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell making the usual victim-blaming statements about the person not glowing in the dark.

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