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Old 07-10-12, 03:20 PM
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Twilight Fan Hit By Car & Killed At Comic Con

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEE STRUCK, KILLED BY CAR


A 53-year-old "Twilight" fan who was camping outside the San Diego Convention Center in anticipation of Thursday's Hall H panel died this morning after being struck by a car.

According to U-T San Diego, police say the woman was running across Harbor Street at about 9:20 a.m. when she tried to stop to avoid an oncoming Subaru but instead tripped into the car. She was unconscious and bleeding from her head when she was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman's name is being withheld until her family can be notified.

Examiner.com points to a photo on what's believed to be the woman's Twitter account, showing her with friends at the front of the line for the final "Twilight" panel. Fans of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novels, and the blockbuster movie franchise they spawned, have become a significant presence at Comic-Con International over the past few years, where many of them camp outside the convention center for days in advance in a tent-and-sleeping-bag city dubbed "Camp Twilight."

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" panel will be held Thursday at 10 a.m.



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Old 07-10-12, 03:28 PM
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So, a pedestrian was hit by a car. *shrug* Happens all the time.
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Her name is being withheld but let's post a giant pic of her on the internet!
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soooooo pedestrian running stupid gets killed?
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Her name is being withheld but let's post a giant pic of her on the internet!
which one is her picture? The article mentions she was 53 yrs old.
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And to think, if they didn't split this last one up into two parts she'd probably still be alive.
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And to think, if they didn't split this last one up into two parts she'd probably still be alive.
#youwinthisthread

btw, any of otters going to the con this week?
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Did she cross at a marked crosswalk?
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That's too bad. She should have been given the chance to outgrow her juvenile interest in sparkly teen vampires.
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Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
Did she cross at a marked crosswalk?
Not sure it matters

According to U-T San Diego, police say the woman was running across Harbor Street at about 9:20 a.m. when she tried to stop to avoid an oncoming Subaru but instead tripped into the car.

Sounds like Darwin stepped in.
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Originally Posted by the_dude8 View Post
#youwinthisthread

btw, any of otters going to the con this week?
I'd love to go but never get the chance.
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#1 question, was she running across a cross walk? I'm guessing the fact she was running I would say no. But would like to see some of those details.
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That's too bad. She should have been given the chance to outgrow her juvenile interest in sparkly teen vampires.
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She probably would have killed herself after the movie came out anyway.
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That's so sad. On a positive note, I have a slightly better chance of getting into Hall H on Thursday.
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If she had been rushing across the street to catch a sale on glitter at the craft store, that would have been funny.
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Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
Did she cross at a marked crosswalk?
I think you can understand why she would have an aversion to crosswalks.
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Five bucks says that every woman in that pic is single and owns at least two cats.
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The dead twitard is the one in the green top on the right in the pic.
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Five bucks says that every woman in that pic is single and owns at least two cats.
How 'bout the dude with the beard?
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At the size of them...I doubt they had a chance of safely escaping a car hitting them.
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How 'bout the dude with the beard?
I can't find Tom Cruise anywhere in that picture.
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