Nothing short of sensationalism

Editor:

Re: Motorcycle kills pedestrian, Sept. 19.

Editor:

Re: Motorcycle kills pedestrian, Sept. 19.

Thank you for your painting of a motorcycle in a negative light.

Your headline of “motorcycle kills pedestrian” is, in my opinion, nothing short of sensationalism.

Yes, it did happen that the unfortunate death of a bright, young woman ended as headlined – but it untruthfully paints the motorcycle and rider as the instigator of this unfortunate accident. Your headline demonstrates you have replaced our traffic investigators as judge and jury.

Not once in your story is the fact of students, and others, illegally jaywalking across this road daily, or that Surrey had looked into the possibility of putting a convenient crosswalk here and passed over it.

Let’s get back to responsible journalism.

Bruce Elrick, Surrey

Editor’s note: As the article noted, the cause of the previous day’s collision remained under investigation as Peace Arch News went to press hours later. Officials continue to look into what led to the tragedy.

 

 

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