It is always the drivers responsibility to drive safely per any weather or road condition, you never know what could be ahead, especially in fog. Clearly this driver was not driving at a safe speed for any type of weather.
This is just so heartbreaking, as I drive these days and see walkers, runners and bikers on the road, or when I am out walking or running, my mind tries to grapple with this tragedy, how could someone hit 3 people and a dog? how could they not stop and help? what kind of a person is capable of this? do we know who called for help and how long before help arrived? could Suzie have been saved if this coward had stopped and helped? My thoughts and prayers are with these families....
I really enjoyed this well written story and am looking forward to the next two follow ups. But there is more to this sad story than meets the eye. Our entire system of health and wellness is completely broken. The reason so many more people end up in these facilities is that all insurance companies stop paying for acute care needs before people are fully ready to go home, the hospitals then begin to lose money quickly unless the patient leaves, if they have no one at home to care for them, they really have no choice but to go to a skilled care center. Medicare will pay for 20 days at one of these centers, then,ready or not many people still go home unsafely if they can not afford to pay themselves for further care. I know because my grandmother was caught up in this catch 22 situation. We really need to continue to reform healthcare and insurance companies in this country. All of us could be vulnerable to this situation some day. And something important to consider is the ethical implication of any healthcare system being " for profit", is it ever a good idea to make money from a sick or dying person? what kind of society does that?that's really what is at the heart of our messed up system.
there has to be more to this tragic story that is not being told here.....dig deeper Journal. Why did the father in law instantly call in a missing persons report? does the father in law speak Spanish? is that the language they were arguing in or were they unable to effectively communicate? was the father of the child at work? where was he? did he know the severity of her mental illness? why was she alone with the child if she was having symptoms of a breakdown? Sophia deserves to have the full truth uncovered here....what was going on in that home?
yes, but we were not given a choice were we? it was on the cover.....it should have been on the inside with a warning given about the disturbing nature of the images, then it would have been a choice......
in your attempt to present an "edgy" story you have mostly disgusted and pissed off a lot of people.
driving a car or motorcycle already requires insurance by law, I think the government knows there is risk involved here.....
and yes, if you are going to engage in risky behavior, that is your right, but be responsible about it.......my guess is that Kat also has mental health issues, and should seek help instead of doing this again.
and shame on you people for giving her the needed attention she obviously craves.......I don't think I will pick up The Journal any longer, you all need to grow up a little........you're just a little to hipster for me apparently.......
As a Registered Nurse I see many an infection from piercing gone awry....... and quite frankly you are missing my point here, I really don't care what this young woman does to herself as long as she is responsible for her own actions and the tax payers don't get stuck with the brunt of it.
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
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