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Tragic crash

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    http://www.hutchnews.com/Todaystop/teen2008-03-27T21-12-26

    I have bunch of relatives in this town.

    Just saw where no one in the car was wearing a seatbelt.
     
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    No seatbelts makes it even sadder. Lives could have been saved.

    I know folks from Ulysses, too. One girl who died has the same last name as a great buddy of mine. Not sure if there's any relation.
     
  3. Crashes like this in small towns just ripple through every life there.
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Tragic.

    Story was pretty well done. Must have been hard to write.
     
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    There's no excuse for not wearing a seatbelt.

    All the same, RIP.
     
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Other states have laws forbidding young drivers from carrying other passengers.
     
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I know Maryland has such a law.
     
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    That's a damn shame. For those of you who have high school and college-aged kids, remind them to always wear their seatbelt, no matter how far the trip will be.
     
  9. T2

    T2 Member

    There was a similar incident the day before in Pennsylvania: teenage driver with teenage passengers pulls out in front of truck, is killed.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08087/868364-85.stm?cmpid=MOSTEMAILEDBOX
     
  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    And no matter how "uncool" it is to wear a seat belt.

    I know I hardly wore a seat belt growing up. Getting in an accident when I was in eighth grade changed my mind forever, because while the accident wasn't serious, I could have easily been thrown through the windshield.
     
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I can't remember if the first car I owned even had seat belts — lap belts only, I guess — but in this day and age, as so many have said, there is absolutely no excuse. None. I thought it was habit for every 4- and 5-year-old who climbs into the family's minivan. I know it is for my nieces and nephews.
     
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