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Driver in SUV sidewalk crash was unlicensed
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/24/10 | Jaxon Van Derbeken

Posted on 08/24/2010 9:22:54 PM PDT by SmithL

The driver of an SUV that jumped a sidewalk and plowed into five people waiting for a bus Tuesday in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley did not have a license, police said.

Two of the victims in the 9:36 a.m. crash at San Bruno and Arleta avenues were in critical condition late Tuesday, and the other three were in serious condition.

The victims, four women and a man, ranged in age from their 30s to 80s, said Rachael Kagan, a spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital.

The driver of a Ford Explorer, a 24-year-old woman whose name has not been released, was heading south down a hill on San Bruno when she lost control because of what she described as mechanical failure, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a police spokesman.

He said the vehicle has been impounded and inspected by an outside expert.

The woman told officers she had tried to apply the SUV's brakes, without success. She was cited for driving a vehicle without a license and was released,

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: sanctuaryfrancisco; sanfranciscovalues; undocumented; unlicensed
She was cited for driving a vehicle without a license and was released,
That's SOP in Sanctuary Francisco
1 posted on 08/24/2010 9:22:56 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

If this happens enough, all the idiots in SF will be gone.


2 posted on 08/24/2010 9:27:36 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: SmithL

Odd that they won’t release the name.

Was she an ILLEGAL Hispanic too?


3 posted on 08/24/2010 9:31:38 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: SmithL

96.5% chance she’s an “undocumented worker”.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 9:32:38 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: SmithL
More evidence that the tightly controlled licensing requirements for driving doesn't really work.

Lets try throwing out the licensing hassle and see if things are any worse, or better.

Same with firearms. Of course the flip side of this idea is to make penalties for ACTUAL damages horrific. But no more penalties for POTENCIAL damages.

I'm pretty sure that the whole money making paradigm of licensing is an unnecessary waste of time and dollars. I know it will never fly because: 1. Government gives up control, and the whole "hundreds of thousands of police officers with nothing to do" thing is history. 2. People would be made responsible for their very own actions and nobody wants that! Oh well.

5 posted on 08/24/2010 9:32:59 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: SmithL

Well, I do have to say that driving without a license is simply a bureaucratic problem, ie, little to do with proficiency at driving (it is simply another means of deriving income for the government).. If guilty of negligence, the courts should handle that.

Now, she may have been at fault, but that is a matter for law enforcement. If she was indeed negligent, she should be punished. If not, she was only guilty of not paying the government to allow her to drive on their roads.

Now if she was an illegal and also driving without a license, the faults double. So... since we can’t determine the facts reading this article, I guess we will have to wait and see what the circumstances really are... or just assume them since we may never know if we wait for the media for information...


6 posted on 08/24/2010 9:35:02 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: SmithL
The woman told officers she had tried to apply the SUV's brakes, without success. She was cited for driving a vehicle without a license and was released, said police Capt. Louis Cassanego of the Ingleside station.

Must be illegal, a citizen would have been held. BTW: No license=No Insurance.

7 posted on 08/24/2010 9:35:30 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, - W Churchill)
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To: SmithL

“That’s SOP in Sanctuary Francisco”

That needs repeating.


8 posted on 08/24/2010 9:36:27 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SmithL
The driver of a Ford Explorer, a 24-year-old woman whose name has not been released,

Undocumented driver?

9 posted on 08/24/2010 9:39:16 PM PDT by theymakemesick ( Filled with hatred for those that disagree, democrats are the most intolerant bigots on earth)
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To: Mike Darancette

[Must be illegal, a citizen would have been held. BTW: No license=No Insurance. ]

You give only half the story.

No license=No Insurance=No Permanent Address=Non Traceable Name=No Money=I’m Outta Here Back To Mexico


10 posted on 08/24/2010 9:39:45 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: SmithL

The Ford Explorer is RACIST!


11 posted on 08/24/2010 9:39:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Let’s see what the MSM reports when she pulls a “runner” and heads South across the border...

They had to at least set a court date before they released her, right?


12 posted on 08/24/2010 9:43:57 PM PDT by az_gila (AZ - one Governor down... we don't want her back...)
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To: SmithL

No name?

Guadalupe?

Maria?

Isabella?

Any bet takers?


13 posted on 08/24/2010 9:46:59 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: SmithL

From the comments section following the article:

“My money is on an undocumented immigrant on her cell phone. She couldn’t flee because there were too many witnesses. It’s not because she’s a good person.”

Dead on.


14 posted on 08/24/2010 9:46:59 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: SmithL

I have never understood why someone driving without a license, without an inspection if required and/or without insurance is given a ticket and allowed to drive away. At a minimum their car should be impounded. Stupid - IMO. But maybe I feel that way because I have been rearended twice by people who didn’t have insurance or a valid license. They never appeared in court and my insurance premium went up.


15 posted on 08/24/2010 9:56:47 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Mike Darancette
Must be illegal, a citizen would have been held. BTW: No license=No Insurance.

It took years for the left to succeed in torts against the tobacco companies. Sometimes I dream that the right will file claims against bureaucrats for dereliction of duty to protect citizens and that sovereign immunity will eventually be found not to protect these bastards who obstruct immigration enforcement.

16 posted on 08/24/2010 10:19:01 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Grams A

I think someone driving without a license and causing any type of damage/personal injury should be arrested and bond should be set at a minimum amount that would compensate victims for estimated injury and property cost!


17 posted on 08/24/2010 10:51:55 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: SmithL
According to news reports the driver was unidentified, uninsured and unlicensed.

She was cited and released - a law enforcement/media coincidence no news report on this accident thus far reveals the driver's identity?

18 posted on 08/24/2010 10:59:03 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: nmh

I’m guessin’ you could bet the farm on it.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 11:44:23 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: SmithL

Mowing down pedestrians Americans won’t mow down?


20 posted on 08/25/2010 12:07:04 AM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: SmithL

So how’s that whole “Sanctuary City” thing workin’ out these days?


21 posted on 08/25/2010 12:09:55 AM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Grams A
The can't in Sacramento. It never said she drove off. What is little reported is people who have their lic revoked by the judge and then go out to the parking lot and drive off.
22 posted on 08/25/2010 12:35:03 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: theymakemesick
UMMMMMMMMMM, "Ford Explorer"

How much is a Ford Explorer and an illegal driving it? I am sick and tired of this Bull$hit. I work two and three jobs and my wife works we got a Hyundai; "Lucy, this don't make sense". This MF's work but don't pay taxes but take advantage or what America offers and it rubs me and many others the wrong way.

23 posted on 08/25/2010 1:39:41 AM PDT by rambo316
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