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Of kids tragedy
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Clipper    Posted 03-09-2004 at 08:14:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just got word that two of our Town kids (age 17) and his girlfriend (age 16) were involved in a one car accident while on the way to the High School this morning.
High speed+no seat belt usage= 1 teen driver in a serious coma with little chance of recovery if at all. Teen passenger in vehicle(girl) in Intensive Care with multiple injuries and facial damage that she will carry with her for the rest of her life...if she survives.

Kinda making fer a grey day here...I know both of them kids and I am helpless to help them now. :^(

RayP(MI)    Posted 03-09-2004 at 17:28:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, we lost one recently too - slippery roads, and he blew thru a stop sign. Breaks my heart every time. Have been a Driver Ed. teacher for 33 years, and currently teach for both a public and a private school. How can you teach carefulness and good sense? Judgement only comes after a lot of experience. Yet parents will give the kids the keys to a 3,000lb. assualt weapon and tell them to go play in traffic. Teenage drivers have about the same driving abilities as a drunken driver. If I could only find some key to stop such tragedies. The automobile is the biggest killer and maimer of young people. We do the best we can in DE - but it's not enough. Where do the parents come in?

KellyGa    Posted 03-09-2004 at 15:40:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
This morning I turned on the news, and right on I75, there was a bad wreck, SUV, turned over SEVERAL times. Kids 6 and 10 survived, one hardly had a scratch. THe poor dad died at the scene. Why you ask? A CLOTHES DRYER in the middle of the highway! He swerved to avoid it. How can you accidently drop a dryer in the road and not know it?

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-09-2004 at 10:27:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seen a couple my own kids splattered all over. They were on the recieving end. Frieda & I felt the hurt twice. And, Frieda's set by me three times. It's never easy. We send our prayers.

cowgirlj    Posted 03-09-2004 at 09:54:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
So sad. I'll put them on my prayer list.
It's so frustrating when you preach and preach and preach to these kids about safety, and they just don't listen because they think things like that will never happen to them.

Lazy Al    Posted 03-09-2004 at 08:58:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
We seemed to have our share of bad accidents around here this winter too . There are so many more people on the road now days you just can't make a mistake .
Had three little girls of one family hurt bad paralyzed two of them for life . A different accident the same day put a little girl in a coma .It's been two months now . The snow plow hit this one boy and month ago broke him up bad ,lasted two weeks . His Dad spent all day every day by his bed side until his death . Felt so sorry for him . Loosing a child would be one of the hardest thing a parent could go through .Hope I never have to go through it .
My prays go out to all of them .

Red Dave    Posted 03-09-2004 at 08:50:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been there & seen it too many times. Teenagers thinking they are bulletproof and immortal do foolish things and get away with it most of the time. But not all of the time.
We all go through it, I know I did. A little luck was the only thing standing between what happened to us and what happened to them.
Clipper, I sure do hope for the best for those youngsters.

Salmoneye    Posted 03-09-2004 at 08:47:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang sorry to hear that...

Ron/PA    Posted 03-09-2004 at 08:32:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everytime I hear one of these stories, I have to recall my youth and how I never thought it couldn't happen to me, I just never thought it could happen. Now I cringe every time I see these kids flying off to or from school,,
Prayers are with them, and hoping they both recover.

T D in Tennessee    Posted 03-09-2004 at 08:28:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
a real tragedy. We have a worse tale here in Tennessee. Last week 7 teens were killed in a wreck in Memphis and also 4 more were killed in a wreck around Portland. Speed kills and I think that it was the main contributing factor in both wrecke. That and lack of driving skills by young drivers. Tragedys all.

Katrina    Posted 03-09-2004 at 08:23:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sending prayers. Keep us posted.

toolman    Posted 03-09-2004 at 10:05:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
it,s terrible when something like this happens clipper and my prayers go out to them, their family and friends, seems like more an more of this is happening nowadays .

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