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on Jul 30, 2013
"The 18-year-old whose vehicle struck and killed a bicyclist on Foothill Road last month was doing 83 miles an hour, more than twice the legal limit, court documents show."
"The speed limit on Foothill Road at the location of the crash is 40 miles an hour."
"Cody Matthew Hall was also passing another vehicle in a two-way, left-turn lane and across double yellow lines, those documents say."
Well, the facts from the investigation of the accident appear to be coming out and it doesn't look good for this driver. It's official: He really was doing almost 85 mph - over twice the speed limit - on Foothill road when he killed Diana Hersevoort. Insane. He deserves everything that is coming to him.
For all of those claiming this was just a tragic accident, read the report again. This was no accident. He drove twice the speed limit on purpose and he illegally passed the car on purpose. This poor woman had her life stolen from her by the actions of Cody Hall with his parents totally enabling him. They are just asynchronous at fault as their son.
I pray for the woman and her family and friends. How dare someone steal her from her family as this man did when the outcome was so predictable given the reckless driving at the time of him mowing these people down. I do hope the pursue a civil case against him and his parents. There's. I way to react all they've lost, but hopefully they are awarded a very large sum from the Halls so the Halls are reminded forever of what they all did that cost this woman her life.
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I really have no idea if Cody can be "saved" or not. But I do know that if there was an awareness and established procedure for those who saw his bragging social postings, history might have been different.
I think if the school kids were enabled by the school to get together and talk about a preventative solution, they might come up with some good ideas, and IF they were listened to, maybe those ideas could become standard practice at all high schools. What to do if you know your friend is a speeding thrill addict, or you see a similar posting on a social network. How to help them help themselves BEFORE something happens.
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