Saturday, December 1, 2018

Driver Strikes and Kills Daniel Tibbot on North River Road

A man operating a truck has struck and killed Daniel Tibbot while on foot in Keizer.

The paper's got it all backwards with the passive voice. The basic template is obsolete, misleading, and minimizes the asymmetry in vulnerability - person "hit by car" and "driver is cooperating."
A man died Friday after being hit by a car near Keizer Town Square....

The pedestrian was taken to Salem Hospital where he died. Police have not identified the victim or the male driver. The accident remains under investigation.

The driver "stopped immediately, remained on scene and he is cooperating with investigators," police said in a press release.
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Columbia Journalism Review
Update, December 3rd

From the paper, which does better with the subject-verb matter in this update:
A 55-year-old Salem man was the victim in the fatal pedestrian crash Friday near the Keizer Towne Square.

Around 1 p.m. Chester Clark, 79, of Keizer was driving a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup when he hit pedestrian Daniel Tibbot, of Salem, on River Road N near the business complex.
This post will be updated.

We say "troubling"
but really, how troubled are we?
Killed in 2018
Killed in 2017
Killed in 2016:
Killed in 2015:

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