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July 31, 2014

Jury deliberating in trial of trucker accused of girl’s death

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  • rah posted at 10:46 pm on Tue, Jun 24, 2014.

    rah Posts: 110

    Pena told investigators he was driving with the sun in his eyes and saw Lopez waiting at the unmarked bus stop. As he made the right turn from 30th Avenue onto 26th Street, he lost sight of the 11-year-old girl

    When the sun is in your eyes this usually causes one to be more cautious.Also, the fact that he lost sight of her is another admission that he was driving safely. All drivers are to be more safety minded when pedestrians and/or people are near whether they are sitting waiting for the bus or standing. I do believe that as drivers we are to yield to pedestrians and this case should be no different.

    The statement that the COM student provided also asserts that Pena was not taking responsibility for his actions.This is a black/white case. There should not be any grey area. And to think that he need to have the decency to run to Christina's house and get the mom/dad so they could be near the daughter's side. This is also sign that Pena did not care enough. I taught Christina. She was a wonderful student, and was always smiling and laughing. What a void you , Mr. Pena, have placed on her family and her friends.

    In my book you would be guilty and I would have given you life w/o possibility of parole. I know it is hard on your family too but, all people need to think about their actions.