Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 3rd, 2005 at 2:39 pm
The Willy Week gets major street cred for choosing a reckless motorist their “Rogue of the Week”. Turns out one of their own reporters, Angela Valdez, was seriously injured by a motorist last week on NE 15th and NE Prescott. The driver turned right directly in front of her and still thought it wasn’t his fault. Sounds crazy huh? This quote from the cop on the scene isn’t any better:
“as with most collisions, there will be no prosecution. “It doesn’t rise to the level of a crime,” says Hussey.”
I guess nearly taking someone’s life isn’t a crime in this country. That’s ridiculous. This is especially appalling because, once again the driver is a repeat offender who should not be on the road to begin with.
Time for another mention of the Freedom from Cars Declaration. Sign it. Live it. If we don’t start to make our voices heard and demand a change, nothing will ever get better.