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    I just saw it on the news so I dont have a link for you guys but a family was crossing the road from the disneyland parking lot (Timon) to the Convention center and a young man didnt see them and ran over 4 of them. 3 in the hospital and 1 (7 year old boy) dead.

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    :O Thats sad It'll also bring som unwanted attention to the resort...






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    • #3
      wow, that sucks. I've crossed the street there, and it is pretty dangerous...
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      • #4
        http://www.nbc4.tv/news/4325165/deta...ss=la&psp=news

        A child reportedly was killed Monday when a Cadillac driven by a minor struck a group of people crossing Katella Avenue at Convention Way, just east of the Anaheim Convention Center, police said.

        Police were called at 5:50 p.m. to the intersection, where a group of pedestrians in a crosswalk were struck by a youth driving a burgundy Cadillac, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez.

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        • #5
          That is really awful. I can't imagine how bad the family must feel. I hope the crossings are well marked and the lighting is adequate. I'd hate to see this happen again.
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          • #6
            A minor in a Cadillac?

            Thats terrible, you would think after all these years Disney would have implemented some sort of pedestrian safety idea like maybe overhead crosswalks or something. So sad that now a family is scarred permanently only because they wanted their children to see Disneyland.
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            • #7
              They were leaving disney. And disney has nothing to do with the roads. That would be your local road department.






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              • #8
                What if they were leaving the resort to go to their car? Could Disney still be held partially liable?
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                • #9
                  Well the car was either in parking lot of disney, or in another. But if they got in car they'd be fine. But they were just crossing road...






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                  • #10
                    Totally not Disney's fault.
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                    • #11
                      Wow... that's so sad. I feel terrible for this family. What a horrible way to end a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.
                      I have to say though, I also feel sorry for the teen driving the car. How could you ever live with yourself after something like that? I mean, it sounds like it was his fault, so he did bring it onto himself. And I feel much worse for the boy's family.But still, living the rest of your life with that on your conscience?
                      Last edited by grvtydefy; 03-29-2005, 06:13 PM. Reason: changing tone

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                      • #12
                        on the news they showed the driver of the car sitting on the curb with his arms on his knees and his head between his arms and legs like crying/shaking.

                        I would probably be the same way too.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, I saw that. Really puts into context everything I've been learning about the responsibility one accepts by being a driver and how one moment can change your life. (I'm taking Drivers Ed. to get my licensce)

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                          • #14
                            Our hearts and prayers go out to all involved.

                            If it was at the location I am thinking it is, the crosswalk is Very clearly marked, with plenty of lighting and I belive there is even a signal with walk/dont walk signs.

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                            • #15
                              This is so sad...
                              It is surprising how difficult it can be to walk to the surrounding hotels in the Disneyland area due to inadequate crossing zones.
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                              • #16
                                My heart goes out to everyone involved. The boy's family, the young person who was driving the car - and to the paramedics who had to respond to the scene. Reading about this tragedy reminds us of our own fragility and briefness of life. Cherish it. Namu Amida Butsu.
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                                • #17
                                  Wow that is really sad.
                                  I haven't used that exit side for many years, but I have seen the traffic, and I can see where an inexperienced driver could run into problems. I get spooked sometimes crossing the main crosswalk at South Harbor, the locals get agitated at the endless stream of pedestrians. But that is a more controlled area I think.
                                  How tragic.
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                                  • #18
                                    Very horrific and sad, my heart goes out to the families. The city of Anaheim needs to install at all intersections where people cross, Bot Dots that Have flashing lights in them. (The Markers on the ground between lanes)

                                    I'm not saying that this is Disney's Fault or the City. When The City Of Modesto had Four fatal Crosswalks from their Junior College, they installed these. Fog was also a factor alot up here.
                                    Part of the crosswalks had big Painted Yellow crossings with lighted "Bot Dots" Cross signals included. This might improve visibility. It has made people slow down as well. I realize this after the fact but this waht they should do with such high pedestrian traffic coming and going to DL.
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                                    • #19
                                      I have thought for years (staying at the off-site hotels) that they really need pedestrian walk-ways across the streets.

                                      Of course this is not Disney's fault, and it's not something that can be prevented unfortunately.

                                      Maybe the city will think about at least cost-sharing pedestrian walkways now in conjunction with the hotels, the convention center and Disney.

                                      Sad that it takes something like this for things to change.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Evan-500
                                        They were leaving disney. And disney has nothing to do with the roads. That would be your local road department.
                                        Actually, the entire Anaheim Resort and it's improvement is directly related to Disney, The Hotels, the Convention Center and the City of Anaheim. They *all* should be doing something about it. Disney, in this case, has everything to do with the roads.

                                        That crosswalk from the Main Entrance across Harbor to the Good Neighbor Hotels is an accident waiting to happen.
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