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Jogger dies from collision injuries

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From page A2 | December 22, 2011 | 16 Comments

A Davis woman has died from injuries she sustained after being hit by a truck while jogging Wednesday morning, police announced this afternoon.

Lt. Paul Doroshov said 25-year-old Megan Glanville was hit at about 6:40 a.m. by an eastbound Ford pickup at the intersection of Lake and Russell boulevards in West Davis.

Glanville, who had been crossing Russell Boulevard when she was hit, was rushed by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center with what Doroshov described as severe injuries, including head trauma. She succumbed to her injuries late this morning, Doroshov said.

Doroshov identified the driver as Woodland resident George Souza, 61.

The collision remains under review by the Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team.

“While investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in this incident, they suspect the heavy morning fog played a role,” Doroshov said in a news release.

— Reach Lauren Keene at lkeene@davisenterprise.net or (530) 747-8048. Follow her on Twitter @laurenkeene

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  • DKMDecember 22, 2011 - 10:28 am

    Hoping for Miss Granville's speedy recovery.

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  • presonDecember 22, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    R.I.P. looks like she didn't make it.

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  • Courtney O'BrienDecember 22, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    Megan was an amazing woman and sweet friend. She will be deeply missed at UC Davis School of Law.

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  • Paul ZappettiniDecember 22, 2011 - 5:59 pm

    Megan was my niece. She had just completed her lasl exam as a 3rd year law student at UCD and was an exceptional person. She had a great future that was snuffed out by this most unfortunate event. The intersectiion that led to her death is a "death trap. " When will the city finally decide to put in a light to protect pedestrians like Megan and drivers. This story gives the basic details, but fails to mention that we have lost an exceptional young woman.

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  • Paul ZappettiniDecember 22, 2011 - 6:03 pm

    Megan was my niece. She had just completed her lasl exam as a 3rd year law student at UCD and was an exceptional person. She had a great future that was snuffed out by this most unfortunate event. The intersectiion that led to her death is a "death trap. " When will the city finally decide to put in a light to protect pedestrians like Megan and drivers. This story gives the basic details, but fails to mention that we have lost a young person who was prepared to make difference in our world.

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  • RichDecember 22, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    This is so sad. As is the little boys ski-lift accident. My condolences to these families.

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  • Robi PochapinDecember 22, 2011 - 10:16 pm

    I am saddened by this tragic news in my neighborhood. Wasn't that stretch of Russell just adjusted to a faster speed limit? Another casualty courtesy of our automobile centered society.

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  • Joseph BielloDecember 22, 2011 - 10:45 pm

    I am deeply saddened about this tragic loss; not only her family, but our society have lost a wonderful young woman in the prime of her life. My sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones.

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  • ShelbyDecember 23, 2011 - 1:02 am

    Megan was one of my closest friends in high school. She was an exceptional student, a fantastic friend, and the world is better off for having had her in it. I cannot believe she's gone. I keep rereading this article, but I'm in utter disbelief. People like Megan don't die. Rest in peace, Megan. You would have done great things.

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  • MikeDecember 23, 2011 - 7:37 am

    I am both deeply saddened by this accident both because it likely could have been prevented, and because I feel like I saw something like this coming for 14 years and didn't speak up about it. Russell Blvd. is a horrific example of poor traffic engineering and now, of a city not doing anything about an obviously bad situation until someone is killed. Something *must* be done. The bike/ped path on the South side of the road is a major artery and is heavily used. There are at least 4 ped crossings of this road that have nothing more than a sign and minimally painted crosswalk. Cars regularly go 50 and 60 mph on this street--visually, it's wide open. The large row of trees obscures bikes and pedestrians from cars (and vice versa), until they get within about 10 feet of the road. I was out there at the time of the accident. You could only barely see a person about 100' away, the police emergency lights, about 150'. I saw cars on Hutcheson (parallel road to the South) doing 40mph. I see this all the time. This road really is a death trap, and you could see this coming. Any traffic engineer should have been able to see this. And Russell Blvd. is not the only death trap. Hutcheson Blvd. near the stadium is now used very heavily by bikes and peds. The auto speeds are very high and the infrastructure there is abysmal. It appears that virtually no consideration by any rational person as to the requirements of bikes and pedestrians. In this day and age, that is inexcusable. Orchard Park Dr. is signed for 15mph and was not designed for through traffic, but the bollards were cut out and now cars fly past bikes and peds at up to 40 mph, with narrow lanes, no sidewalk or bike lane, and parked cars ready to instantly reduce the width by 5 feet with their doors. It's time for complete streets. No more death by automobile-centric design!

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  • DukeDecember 23, 2011 - 10:35 am

    I agree, there should be some kind of safety improvement on that stretch of Russell. It's got a lot of features and activities that make safe travel quite complicated.

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  • DukeDecember 23, 2011 - 10:26 am

    This is such sad news. My sincerest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. I live about a block from the accident and was getting ready for work, but didn't hear or see anything until I looked out the window and noticed police lights in the fog. It was still pretty dark around that time, and the fog was a very heavy - it seems like that increased the chances for an accident if one or both parties involved were even just a little distracted or made one wrong move. With that in mind, and given that we don't yet know the exact circumstances, I'd like to offer my sympathies as well to Mr. Souza who must be feeling a great burden at this time.

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  • JamesJanuary 04, 2012 - 11:15 pm

    Very sad news! Rest In Peace Megan.I know you're in God's hands now.We will miss you and for the family Condolence..

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