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This makes me very sad but unfortunately I am not surprised this happened. I walk to/from work almost every day in the same area (ST. Mary's/Poplar St/5th). Almost every single day I have to dodge drivers who are not paying attention and who are speeding. I obey all the traffic laws but still drivers are just not paying attention or do not care because they are in a hurry. I have many horror stories to tell about near hits with drivers but I will just share one.
This summer around 1 pm while I was crossing the crosswalk on the corner of 5th and Poplar a male driver making a left turn stopped/waited for me while I was in the crosswalk. The driver behind him was so angry that he stopped she honked her horn and hit her gas hard and sped around him illegally on his right side and nearly ran me over! I was in the crosswalk!!! She had to slam on her brakes to avoid running me down. I stood there in shock. It was a female nurse/doctor with light brown straight hair shoulder length hair with bangs, eye glasses, scrubs in a tan SUV. What she was doing was illegal and it nearly took my life. She must have felt like such an idiot to illegally pass someone to get to her job at St. Mary's just to see the driver was actually stopped because I was in the crosswalk. I was wearing a bright yellow dress that day. I would think that bright yellow dress would be hard to miss. PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
I am so sorry this happened and I hope all drivers will slow down and take notice of your surroundings. People, on foot and on bikes share the road with you. PAY ATTENTION!! What is worse? Taking someone's life or being 2 minutes late to work because you have to wait for someone cross the street??
Your comment is disgusting, insulting and totally ignorant. You obviously have no knowledge of the wine industry at all. So you are going to tell me that my husband, family and friends that have jobs in the wine industry do not hold good quality sustaining jobs??? Really? Wow.
I'm fifth generation here in Walla Walla. My family settled here around 1854. I can tell you my husband and other family members have good quality sustaining jobs in the wine industry. Some of whom have held their jobs in the industry since the early 80's. We live here; we spend our money here; we work with local business like CPAs, Law firms, stores, restaurants, etc. The money branches out; I hope you can understand that. As employees who live here we spend our money here, locally. The wine industry DOES bring money and jobs to this valley. I am thankful that I am able to live here in Walla Walla with all of my family. I get to see my Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. If there was no wine industry in Walla Walla my husband, who holds a very specific 4 year degree would not be able to live in WW near both our families. We are thankful for the wine industry for providing him with his very good job, even if you are not. My family is thankful.
Side note. My husband and I loved the mural and we have no kids and work in the wine industry. It was beautiful but all this hate toward the wine industry is disgusting and has nothing to do with this issue. Support Local. Support Family. Support local businesses and that includes Toy Stores and Wineries, because they do employ local people, whether you think they do or not! Wineries are also owned and operated by long standing local residents.
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