Monday, December 01, 2008

A Witness Emailed Me.. Below Is That Conversation So Far

Hello Mr. Rose (yes it was similar)

My name is David and you apparently witnessed my mother's fatal collision. Nobody is able to give me a straight answer as to what happened on Friday night and it's been very hard on the family. My mother was not stupid and would never have crossed a busy freeway in the middle of of the night without a reason.  Sad

If you did see this accident, please provide as much information as you can. That will help me to piece this whole mess together, as I'm the oldest son and I am in charge.

Thank you,


Hi David

I'm truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. I can tell you what i witnessed.  My wife and i just got on the freeway when the Range Rover flew past us... Mind you we were going 70mph and the SUV made us look like we were standing still. I would say somewhere in the 95-100mph plus range. Sad
That's why i continued to watch the SUV. A few seconds later i saw your mother run across the road. That's when she was struck. i didn't see brake lights or anything.  Cry

We pulled over immediately and called 911. I cant tell you why she would have been crossing the road as I didn't see any cars in the median, but i can tell you that if that SUV had not been speeding this probably would not have happened.  shocked Angry

I'm sorry to be so to the point but that is what i saw. My wife and I are very upset to read that the driver of the SUV isn't being charged with anything. 

If you need any thing else feel free to contact me.

Our prayers are with you and your family,

Mr. Rose

Thank you Mr. Rose. I appreciate you being straight and to the point. The CHP told me nobody was speeding and that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's difficult for me to ask this, but I have to know:

When this SUV struck my mother going 95 to 100mph, did they stop immediately or keep going and then stop? What about the other vehicles on the highway? Did they stop or were you able to tell?

I know this must be difficult for you and your wife as it is for me to ask, but I am still trying to understand why my mother was on the freeway in the first place.

I am very upset that this SUV received no charges if you clearly saw them speeding. This could have been avoided from what you're telling me and that really upsets me.

The worst part, is that I need to tell my family the tragic news that the SUV was actually speeding and that my mother probably would have made it if it hadn't been for that unfortunate occurrence.

I would very much like to speak with you on the phone regarding this if you're willing to. If not, I can certainly understand, but thank you for getting back to me and for being there to call 911 and avoid what could have been even worse.


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