Why isnt the woman who killed the 15 year old girl with her SUV not in jail?

It does not make sense. The investigation is done. It was found that the school bus was stopped with its flashing lights on. Erie is a 2 lane highway so the law requires everyone to stop when a school bus flashing lights are on.

This woman should be charged. Does she know someone and is getting special treatment.
Sure is curious.

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I've been wondering the same thing myself.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

When I was a kid, the school bus picked me up in front of my house. And, it was not still dark or dusky outside...it was broad daylight. Why should kids need to cross two lanes of rush-hour traffic to get on their buses to school?

When did it change?

my daughter, also a Northview student, gets picked up 6:50. It's always dark. It's nuts, but that's the way it is.

The issue of crossing two lanes of traffic also hits home with me.

We live on an older cul-de-sac built 50-some years ago, too small for buses to come down to make the turn-around. My kids have to walk to a main thoroughfare similar to Erie St. to get the bus.

When my daughter first began school, the bus route was scheduled so that she'd be picked up on the opposite site of the busy road from where our street was. She'd have to cross two lanes of traffic, just like the Duris girl had to.

I called the bus garage and insisted she be picked up on our side of the road, where she wouldn't have to cross traffic, even if it meant she was the first to be picked up and had a longer ride. They accomodated us--after a few phone calls. She had to get up earlier, etc. but it was worth it for peace of mind.

Are you guys saying she hasn't been charged with ANYTHING? It will depend on the charges as to whether or not she goes to jail. Maybe she's out on bond? You're absolutely right, she's no better than anyone else.

From everything I've seen on this, it appears to have been a tragic accident. No drugs/alcohol involved, no cell phone distraction.

The police and DA are probably being thorough before filing the appropriate charges. What those will be I don't know. But justice will be done.

Just not in 72 hours.

I know that this may be taken the wrong way, but a friend of mine, who is home bound and pays special attention to these things when they happen ,said that its because she is white that she hasn't been arrested/charged or put in jail.
I was asking the same questions because there is no excuse for someone hitting a child while they are trying to get to and on the School Bus.
This speaks volumes about The Law and how it is implemented in this county.Lucas
Maybe she was on her cell phone or other wise distracted, how else could you miss the flashing RED lights of the School Bus.
I was expecting to hear something this Morning.

"it's because she is white"

*sigh*

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Absolutely ridiculous comment. What has transpired so far speaks no "volumes" about anything. Most of this thread is nuts.

"I know that this may be taken the wrong way, but a friend of mine, who is home bound and pays special attention to these things when they happen ,said that its because she is white that she hasn't been arrested/charged or put in jail."

So, now that we find out the woman who ran through the flashing school bus lights and stop sign was black, are we supposed to wonder why she wasn't put in jail, arrested or charged until now?

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100223/NEWS02/100229889

On behalf of white America, can we expect an apology?

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

It was no big secret that the driver was a black woman who lived in the central city. (Actually, I pointed that out below in my comment dated January 25th.)

For some bizarre reason there were a lot of "conspiracy theorists" who kept assuming that she was a wealthy white woman. (Happened in Sylvania, last name is "Anderson.") The comments on all the news websites alleging this were ridiculous!

I think that Ms. Anderson is being treated fairly thus far. A thorough investigation was done, and she is being released on her own recognizance pending trial.

I think its fair to keep her out of jail pending trial. She doesn't appear to be a flight risk, and (as long as she isn't driving now) she isn't an immediate danger to the community prior to her trial.

(Yes, I absolutely believe she should serve time in jail as part of sentencing. I just think its logical to save taxpayer money prior to trial by allowing a low-risk person to be out on bond prior to the trial.)

"it's because she is white"
Yeah. I know what you mean when you say "sigh" LMAO
I feel that way about a lot of topics on this site. Just thought that I would put that out there.

...and next time something happens that an AA is involved with and someone puts out "I know someone who's home bound and pays attention to these things and she says it's because they're black" that's gonna be ok?

OK, so what we've heard so far is no drugs or alcohol or cell phones were involved. Did she have a valid drivers license? Does she have insurance? Does she have a criminal record? Did she try to stop? Was she trying to evade the police? Did she have a gun in the vehicle? Were there passengers in her vehicle, and did any of them have active warrants outstanding? What was the persuasion of the victim? I know people who follow this sort of thing myself, and they are saying white victims are on their own, in many situations. I agree she should have seen the flasher. Has she made any statements? So far, there are way too many questions that haven't been answered.

Rumors have it that her last name is allegedly Anderson. I don't know if this is true but have heard this from others.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

How many posters out here know someone named Anderson?

Are they related to THE Andersons? Geez puppy... Dont you have a radio show host to stalk?

I found out she is Black not White. Hope race does not enter into this.

I haven't heard one way or the other. That said, if it were reversed, it would be all over the front page of the Blah.

Erie St. in Sylvania is not a highway.

Yes, drivers on both sides of the street need to stop on flashing reds of school buses.

Missdeejay, your comment is ridiculous. You must know that. What possible sense does it make?

Temperance Tom, how did you find out the driver was black?

G-Man, your comment makes no sense either. If what were reversed it'd be all over 'The Blah' ? Black driver, white driver...what possible difference would it make on coverage?

The woman was in her early to mid 60's. I'd be extremely surprised is she were, as alluded to on here, possibly carrying a gun, evading police, have possession of drugs, or any other similar factor.

The Sylvania police early on said they didn't think cell-phone usage/texting at the time of the accident was an issue.

While it may be natural to wonder about charges being filed, can't we show a little patience and compassion for all involved in this tragic accident? It undoubtly was an accident. Do we honestly think that anyone, least of all the driver in the SUV, gets in their car in the morning intenting to kill an innocent teenager while on their way to work or where ever? One moment's inattention that can never be taken back and made right. Who among us would like to live with that?

This is a tragedy on both sides. The driver will be charged. Unless there are some astonishingly unusual circumstances, the driver is responsible and will be charged. These things always take some time
and the poor girl's funeral was only held today, so let's show some patience and a little compassion for all involved.

good comment.

I'm going to assume from your username you're a Sylvania parent and/or maybe connected somehow with N-View as teacher or other employee.

I'm a Northview parent myself, my daughter is a junior (she didn't really know the Duris girl).

The driver of the SUV was Cynthia Anderson, 66, of Toledo. Ms. Anderson, who could not be reached for comment, was cooperating with the investigation and was not charged yesterday, Sylvania police said.

Ms. Anderson was westbound on Erie when she failed to stop for the eastbound bus. Police said they do not believe alcohol was a factor nor was she distracted by a cell phone prior to the crash.
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100122/NEWS02/12...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

According to the Blade- It may be weeks before Sylvania police complete their investigation of Thursday’s accident in which a motorist struck and killed a Northview High School freshman as she crossed the street to her waiting school bus, the officer leading the inquiry said Monday.

While police are confident that warning lights on the bus were flashing and its stop sign was properly deployed, they still have witnesses to interview and other evidence to assess before the investigation is complete, Officer Alan Beadle said. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is assisting and its work is incomplete, too, he said.

A preliminary report released Saturday, he said, was a state-required form containing basic elements of the 7:02 a.m. accident in which Morgan Duris, 15, suffered fatal injuries in front of her home at 7960 Erie St. The report said a westbound Buick Rendezvous operated by Cynthia A. Anderson, 66, of Toledo, struck the girl while the eastbound school bus waited in the opposite lane with its warning devices operating.
If you look closely you'll find all the letters required to spell out "she's white".. what morons

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Sigh...not that it should make any difference, but yes the driver was a black woman. I know that for 100% fact. (Live in the area and know people who were at the scene.)

This woman isn't getting any special favors because she's a wealthy white Sylvanian. (Actually, she lives in the central city.)

The notion that somehow she's not going to be charged because her last name happens to be Anderson is ludicrous. Anderson is the 11th most common surname in the United States. It always cracks me up when people assume that a last name of Anderson always means some sort of connection to The Andersons.

Just let the police and prosecutors do their jobs. It has not been said anywhere that Ms. Anderson won't be charged - it takes awhile to piece all this stuff together.

In face, the Blade has an article stating that the full investigation could take weeks. They still have witnesses to interview to determine exactly what happened.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100125/NEWS16/10...

I fully expect Ms. Anderson to be charged with something once that investigation is complete. Isn't it better that the Sylvania Police and Ohio Highway Patrol are trying to make sure that they do a full and complete investigation to make sure that the proper charges are filed?

Bus warning lights are on woman did not stop. Probably
have a few dozen witnesses. Charge her, if need be add charges later. Sounds to me they are afraid of her because she is black and want to dot all the i's and cross the t's. If it would have been a white woman she would have been charged.

From the Blade:

"While that initial report would appear to support citing Ms. Anderson for failure to stop for a stopped school bus, writing such a ticket would preclude the filing of more serious charges should authorities decide they are warranted, Officer Beadle said.

"Ohio rules of evidence do not allow the filing of additional charges later on - that would be double jeopardy," he said. "Once you're giving a misdemeanor citation, you cannot go back."'

Now, is it fairly clear to everyone that they CAN'T "Charge her, if need be add charges later"?? So therefore, if they are going to charge her with something more serious (say vehicular manslaughter), then they are going to have to do a more thorough investigation, requiring additional witness interviews, accident reconstruction, OHP involvement, etc?

Chil out, wait, and hammer back on the racial conspiracy theories.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100126/NEWS16/12...

If I was this woman who hit the girl I would skip town.

Usually these investigations don't take that long. Wonder if she's lawyered up? If she's no longer talking that would drag out the investigation. I can't see any other reason....

The cops and prosecutor are making sure all the details are correct, they know what they might be in for with this case. I'm guessing at this point it doesn't matter if she's talking or not. We don't at this point know exactly what the cops have for evidence.

I am a long-time Sylvania resident, but the CatLady
nameplate stems from the fact that I am a cat lover with 2 feline companions, plus 1 husband who also likes cats. I just feel very sorry for all those involved
in this tragedy.

Maybe I'm looking at it too simplistically. The bus was stopped with lights flashing and stop sign extended.
The law says you must stop.
She didn't stop for WHATEVER reason, and struck and killed someone.

Guilty. Tragic, of course, but even if she wasn't doing anything that would distract her, or drinking, or whatever, she is guilty.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

That they have not released. If I was this woman I would skip town. She has not been charged with anything so she is free as a bird.

On a street like Erie st, Why are we picking up kids on the other side of street in the dark crossing traffic.

The driver is at fault for the accident if lights were flashing but Kids should not have to cross the road with 3 lanes.

Wow!! We've got some really law abiding citizens suggesting the driver should skip town. Even if she hasn't been charged yet, skipping town would definitely be the wrong choice. Perhaps not legally, but certainly morally.

On a street like Erie st, Why are we picking up kids on the other side of street in the dark crossing traffiic.
This needs to change.

anyone care

A black woman skips town in this economy. Wonder how she will earn a living. Go to live with rich relatives? She could have done that before this accident. She could leave the state and apply for welfare somewhere else. I imagine that such information would be traceable. Maybe she could escape to the mountains and live on roots and berries (except its wintertime). Maybe the state is giving her time to get her affairs in order, and then "do the right thing" to save the state the money of incarcerating her. The one thing that bothers me is this phrase from the Blade report, " Police said they do not believe alcohol was a factor nor was she distracted by a cell phone prior to the crash." Did the police get the evidence to prove whether alcohol was, or was not, a factor? Don't they "know" it was not, or do they just "believe" it was not.

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