Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Comic-Con 2012: Twilight Fan Killed by Car at Event

A Comic-Con fan (pictured with Robert Pattinson) was fatally injured Tuesday when she was hit by a car on her way to wait in line for a "Twilight" panel at the San Diego Convention Center.

The 53-year-old woman ran into the middle of Harbor Drive and tried to stop in her tracks but it was too late," said San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown. The 67-year-old driver who hit her cooperated with investigators and will not be cited, Brown said. 

The fan was "bleeding profusely" from the head. She was rushed to the hospital, but ended up passing away. The 67-year-old male driver remained at the scene and was questioned by the police. Witnesses claim that the woman had a red light when she decided to run across the street.

More than 100,000 pop-culture aficionados are expected to flood the San Diego Convention Center from Thursday to Sunday. Many fans have already arrived.

Fans told U-T San Diego the woman had been in line since Sunday for a Thursday panel on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," the last film in the hugely popular "Twilight" series, set for release Nov. 16.

Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, the film's distributors, released the following statement late Tuesday: "Lionsgate, Summit and the entire `Twilight' community are saddened by the death of a Comic-Con fan today due to a traffic accident during the hours leading up to this year's convention in San Diego. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim's family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H."

Fellow "Twilight" fans have been sending their condolences by posting messages on the woman's Twitter account. Meanwhile, Comic-Con has asked fans not to create a line until organizers are able to complete the setup process.

Source: The Examiner, Google

We are deeply sadden by this turn of events at Comic-Con and we everyone who is attending this year to please be safe and enjoy the rest of the festivities. Our Hearts and Prayers are with the woman and her family as they go through this tough time.

-Brian Lansangan
follow me on Twitter @MrSnugglenutz84 

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