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Police Blotter of the Day: TV station gets it wrong (was: Inattentive jogger slams back of school bus)

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Update: The Greensboro News & Record reports that this story is wrong in just about every particular. Making a point to call out the station by name, it quotes the woman’s husband and the police incident report as saying that she did not run into a stopped bus and that she was not distracted by her mp3 player. Worse, it says, she was quite seriously injured.

Thank you to NCDawn, who alerted me to this in the comments.

Full story (News & Record)

“A jogger who Greensboro police said wasn’t paying attention was injured by running into the back of a stopped bus at about 8 a.m. …

“No charges were filed.”


Full story (WGHP-TV of Winston-Salem, N.C.)

Written by Alex

June 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

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  1. Shame, shame, shame on Fox8 for not pulling – or at least correcting – this shoddy piece of “reporting” from their website! Their reporting of this story is WRONG, and this runner sustained significant injury. It now appears that the bus RAN OVER HER, not the other way around. Oh, and no MP3 player. Go to the newspaper for the accurate story on this: http://www.news-record.com/blog/64298/entry/119851


    June 8, 2011 at 6:50 am

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