Gosh, thank you!
Old Arcata Road is not a highway. Even if it was, that doesn't prohibit pedestrians from using it.
Runners (and walkers and bicyclists) have a right to use the roads, regardless of time of day, even regardless of what they're wearing.
These women wore reflective vests, headlamps and had a dog with a flashing collar. They were hit in the shoulder of the road, where they had a right to be. Nothing about them was "clueless" or "feeble." In no way did they fail to take precautions.
Safer roads and more trails would go a long way toward reducing the deaths and injuries of pedestrians (and bicyclists) – and so would better driving. What happened was not the fault of the women exercising both their right to use a public road and appropriate safety measures; the blame lies with the driver.
If you want to prevent this sort of tragedy from happening again, advocate for structural change – Mike's absolutely right. This is horrific enough without the victim-blaming.
Wow. Just, wow.
(That was "JOKING!" btw.)
Also, nice photos!
Sooooo, when you say, "UPDATING!," what you mean is, "EVENTUALLY!" – right?
"You could say she got off without being pinched."
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