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PETERS – Fatal hit-and-run on Seymour Street has a sadly familiar feel

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THE HIT-AND-RUN INCIDENT ON SEYMOUR STREET last Saturday was all too familiar, and it should be disturbing to all of us that no one has come forward to take responsibility yet.

Unfortunately, though, there is good precedent to suggest the person responsible might not come forward at all, and just take his or her chances.

After all, it was only five months ago that Jason Gourlay received 10 months in jail for his part in a hit-and-run that killed young Jennifer Gatey in Aberdeen two years ago.

With credit for time served, Gourlay should be a free man, well, about now actually.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Fatal hit-and-run on Seymour Street has a sadly familiar feel

  1. Wendy Weseen // October 29, 2018 at 7:19 AM // Reply

    As a pedestrian of only 18 months, I realize that the most dangerous place a pedestrian can be is on a crosswalk or in the parking lot. Three times in the 18 months of being a walker, I have been very close to being hit on a crosswalk. Drivers just cannot wait for the person to get across the crosswalk and this is very dangerous. Many of us are senior and have mobility issues and this causes us great anxiety because we cannot trust that the law will be obeyed. I never trust a person turning.

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