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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28 2012 5:15 p.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Tragic for so many. My thoughts are with Mr. Treglow's family and students and colleagues. But they are certainly with the driver whose car struck him.

Let's hope that this is a reminder to all pedestrians and joggers how hard it can be to see them and how much they need to do to protect themselves by wearing reflective material and watching carefully as they walk or jog or ride a bicycle.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

While driving at night and in the morning, I've seen people jogging in road (the side of the road, but not far enough to the side) wearing dark clothing and too often didn't see them until I was quite close to them. Had I not been driving properly, i.e. too close to the side of the road, I would have hit them.

This has reinforced a lesson I already know. To the extent possible don't let your safety or well being be tied to the hope or expectation that others will always do everything correctly. In other words practice risk management.

Sasha Pachev
Provo, UT

This is a very tragic event, but unfortunately not the first or the last. I am a runner myself, and maintain a site for runners. Over the course of 5 years I am aware of two instances of serious injury that happened in the community of maybe 400 runners due to an accident. Unfortunately our communities are not designed for running. There are a few places where you can get a trail and go on forever, but most houses are located in communities built for travelling by car with any other form of travel being a second-class afterthought. If you are a runner your choices are a) Live near a trail or b) Learn how a smart deer survives in the city. There is also treadmill, but I would take the deer option b) over that.

mteig
HEBER CITY, UT

It is a tragedy to lose such a great man. Our prayers are with him and his family. Sasha, I would probably not use deer as an example as they frequently leap in front of cars and litter the road up Provo Canyon. Reflective clothing can be a life saver. It is very unfortunate for all concerned. Our prayers are with his family.

worf
Mcallen, TX

We must all be safety minded.

People ride bikes, or jog on busy roads, and assume they will be seen. Motorist are often talking on a cell phone, or putting on make-up, and will not see you.

This is very sad.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

Sasha, the man was jogging to school. He was tragically hit. He was not going for a morning run to just anywhere. Entirely different subject.

Reading this story really saddened my day yesterday. Just last week this man celebrates Thanksgiving with his family, and I am sure they were gearing up for Christmas and in the blink of an eye, he is gone. I believe he is in a better place, but his departure will sting for his wife, kids, friends and community. God bless his wife and children, you are in my prayers.

Shimlau
SAINT GEORGE, UT

This is indeed a tragedy for all of the people involved. I have many times been driving in the earlier morning hours and by the grace of God and the fact that periphrial vision is better for seeing movement, missed the jogger in the road (not on the side of the road), while they were wearing dark clothes, yet 30 feet farther on, someone wearing reflective clothing and small LED's gives me plenty of time to move over and give them more than enough room. Please, all of you who like to jog; make yourselves as visible as possible, I don't know anyone who is trying to hit joggers.

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