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#1 2018-12-27 04:51:27

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 1,117

Scandalous alleged car+ped collision, 11/2017

This was posted last year on  The link no longer works for me, and even when it did, one would have to be in a neighboring neighborhood to see it.  The poster was Sharon McKendrick from the Downtown West neighborhood.  I sent this to the Chronicle as a possible news story but I don't think they ever did anything with it.

Sharon McKendrick wrote:

I was in the middle of crossing an intersection of a parkway when a driver came screeching out of a neighborhood and turned onto the road I was crossing.  He was going so fast he couldn't possibly stop at the stop sign to check both ways for traffic or pedestrians.  Since I was in his way, he decided to toss me up in the air with the front of his truck.  His back tires would have rolled over my head had I not rolled over in time.  When he was finished with that, he got out of his truck, grabbed my arms, and proceeded to shake me.  It was only after a witness stopped and told him to let go of me that he let me fall to the ground.  Luckily, the police let him (and his 4 children who were in the truck with him) on his merry way without so much as a breathalyzer test.  They did not press charges because "there was no witness" (the witness was there when the police arrived and called repeatedly, but the police would not return his call).  Thankfully, I was presented with head to toe injuries (some of which I will deal with for the rest of my life).  Since the driver had nothing to his name, I get to pay literally and figuratively for everything.  I'm so grateful I could remove that burden from him.  I'm also relieved to know that 4 young children have a father who cares enough about their safety to drive in such a fashion.  Laws and human decency should not be enforced.  That way, these poor stereotyped people who cannot afford bail for doing something they shouldn't be doing in the first place can continue doing it over and over again.


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