This Is the Saddest Story

Woman, 83, dies after being struck by skateboarder

An 83-year-old Northern California woman has died after being hit by a skateboarder moving at 15 to 20 miles an hour, police said.

Maryann Slettehaugh was crossing a street in Capitola, California, Tuesday afternoon when she was struck by a 17-year-old boy, Capitola police Sgt. Andrew Dally told CNN affiliate KSBW-TV.

…for both of them. What was worse, bless her heart, her husband said she’d been hit by a skateboard 15 years before.

“She was leery of them and tried to avoid them,” George Slettehaugh said in an interview. “[She] kept watching for them all the time.”

Fricking little knucklehead ~ in a ‘skateboard-free’ zone, no less. To his credit, the skateboarder stayed with her the entire time. It’s going to be one hell of a lifetime burden to bear for that couple minutes of zipping around. How horrible.

But you know what really burned my ass?

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Laura Bush

Laura Bush killled a man in an act of negligence.

July 8, 2011 at 7:55 am


4 Responses to “This Is the Saddest Story”

  1. aelfheld says:

    BDS is alive and well.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Isn’t though? How sick is that?

  3. nightfly says:

    They can’t let it go, not even for an instant… not even to see what’s happening in front of them, not to comfort anyone suffering a real tragedy, not for their own damned sake, if nothing else.

  4. miriam says:

    It was an accident, it could happen to anyone, and I’d rather be killed instantly that way than drool away my life in a nursing home.

    Naturally, the young man is upset.

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