Pedestrian killed in Grover Beach

February 16, 2016

12733491_852649074844169_1457944049471560664_nA driver struck and killed a male pedestrian Monday evening near the High Tide Market in Grover Beach, according to the city’s police department.

At about 9 p.m., the victim, who was using a walker, attempting to cross the road when a white BMW struck and killed him. The driver waited at the scene and cooperated with officers.

Emergency personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is unclear. The Pismo Beach Police Department and the San Luis Obispo County coroner are assisting Grover Beach police with the investigation.

Authorities closed 4th Street between Ramona Avenue and Newport Avenue for several hours overnight.


That was my grandfather that was hit by Shannon. His name was Doc Simpson. It wasn’t the same intersection it was on grand ave. and 16th street. Your right she didn’t do a lick of time in jail. She has to deal with what happened her whole life. I think that in its self is enough punishment. And it was a accident. She didn’t do it on purpose. That’s why it’s called an accident. Yes She disobeyed the “driving laws”. And she had her license taken for a year. If she had been under the influence of something then maybe I would feel different.


Tragic, but that is why it’s called an “accident.” People make mistakes … that’s life on the planet. That’s also why they’re adding all the new collision avoidance tech and, eventually, self-driving tech to cars.

I didn’t see a guy in a wheel chair at that crosswalk in broad daylight and I was paying attention! He was obviously lower than someone walking in the crosswalk.


Total apologist bullshit. You drive a vehicle on public streets, you are responsible. You didn’t see them? What is that, an act of god? No, it is negligence, criminal negligence. Imagine, you mother is mowed down and killed by a driver who “didn’t see her”..Gosh, sorry it was an “accident”….The common use of the term “accident” instead of crash implies no responsibility. C’mon, all you conservatives on this blog, aren’t you big on “personal responsibility”? People might actually pay more attention if they were held responsible for their negligent actions. Yeah, I ride a motorcycle every day; not a day goes by where I don’t have to dodge some idiot negligent driver out to kill me. Accident, my ass, this person was not killed on purpose, they were killed by criminal negligence. OK, I feel better now.


There are no accidents. Either you are anticipating and paying attention or you arent. Driving requires that drivers be alert and cognizant of potential dangers.


i like it!

so what consequences do you think officers should face when they murder unarmed civilians? i enjoyed your write up very much and i agree; even as an accident; there should be consequences. i just cant wait to hear the kinds of consequences you feel a “trained” officer should face when he murders a civilian in cold blood. thoughts?


-Reminds me of then Shannon Alley, now Shannon Hurtado, a teacher at Nimpomo high school, who mowed down and killed 2 elderly people in a crosswalk because she was negligent and not paying attention. Shannon never did a day of time – this was about 25 years ago. Guess you have to be drunk for it to count as a crime.

It was the same cross walk. The city still hasnt installed those flashing crossing lights and its roads are a mess but civil servants still get paid and they could still give a shite less about life and property.


scary . thank you for that knowledge.