Paso Robles city maintenance employee drives over pedestrian

September 19, 2019

A Paso Robles city maintenance worker ran over a pedestrian with a city vehicle on Thursday. The man in his 20s or 30s was pronounced dead at the scene. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 10:30 a.m., the employee was driving on a dirt road near the 13th Street overpass in a public works truck when he ran over a man lying on the ground. The road, which is used both as a walkway and a road, leads to the riverbank where multiple homeless people live.

According to police, the employee immediately reported the accident and neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors.

Police are not sure if the man was killed in the accident or already deceased. The county coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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A Pedestrian is a person who’s walking, hence the “Ped”. Someone lying in a roadway is drunk, drugged, or crazy.

Or maybe previously deceased.

The headline is misleading. I thought he ran over some pedestrian in a crosswalk or something.

Could be wrong, but I don’t think this was one of the ways to address the increasing homeless issue.

Paso_citizen, that was low. Quit using your phone in your high school bio class.

No amount of cash will make this problem go away.

Unless and until the attacks on the traditional nuclear family by woke culture warriors cease, poor behavior will continue to fill the void created by those seeking to upend the traditions that properly place a high value on the family.

Family is the basis for life on earth.

Think about it.

I’ve thought about it, and I’m thinkin’ your [probable] narrow and prejudiced view of what “family” means is the problem. Probably anyone outside of the “traditional nuclear family”, you know, one man, one woman, married with kids, is an affront to you, even though it’s really no threat at all to you or the great American values of acceptance and inclusiveness.

Your reference to “woke culture warriors” is interesting too, it’s usually associated with the African-American community. Is this a vailed attempt to blame that community for the ills of America?

We all should be “woke”! “Woke” to a government not representing those that it should, rather representing only those that can “pay to play” and have a correct skin tone . “Woke” to the certain knowledge that certain “traditions” are best left to history as they don’t represent the current reality. “Woke” to the divisiveness some would sow to gain an upper hand over those they don’t agree with and or are living outside of the bullshit basic family unit that the outdated, unrealistic and bigoted “nuclear family” implies.

Your article, the one on the increase of the homeless population in SLO, also very clearly states the increase is in part due to the fact that the former count wasn’t accurate as the weather effected it, or did you skip over that part? It also very clearly states it had something to do with rent increases that far outweighed wage raises, did you skip over that part too?

A person, a human being, a member of this community was found dead and you somehow attach that with your bigoted view of American values? Wow! How white of you..