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1.21.2009

Local Television Coverage of Today's Fatal Crash

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sounds like this girl was inexperienced behind the wheel.

I'm sorry to sound like a know-it-all, but no one who has only had their license for a few months has any business driving by themselves.........ESPECIALLY in Wise County, which is dangerous enough as it is, regardless of how many years you have driven a vehicle.

I had to wait a year after I got my license before my parents allowed me to drive a car without adult supervision, and that's what I plan to do with my own kids.

SC said...

May God be with this young girls family..... My heart goes out to them
SC

Anonymous said...

I'll be glad when we can convey to our kids that it's best to be recognized by good acts and wise decisions instead of facial piercings dyed hair.

Sickening.

Anonymous said...

9:14
What the hell is wrong with you? A kid has been killed and you're focusing on hair and piercing? You must be a miserable human being!

Anonymous said...

i saw channel 5 had covered the story and it ran about 5:40 a.m. this morning. very sad

Anonymous said...

May God Bless her Family and Friends.......

Collectionsite said...

My heart goes out to the family. May she rest in the arms of the lord.

chupacabra said...

This clinches it for me: when my son starts driving it will be a Chevy Tahoe/Blazer and it will have a 6 point roll cage.

I'm not even nearly kidding.

Anonymous said...

9:14
Where you watching the same kids with facial piercing and dyed hair that I was? I think they were doing a good act, and so did they.
So you never had a mullet in the 80's or a chili bowl or a rat tail or if you are a female some weird hair-doin the 90's?? Let me guess, you're the Beaver Cleaver of your time with the greased comb-over and shirt buttoned to the top, right??? Don't judge a book by the cover... Leave those kids alone..

Anonymous said...

8:27 Kids do drive with adult supervision for one year. They get a learners permit at 15 and must drive with an adult age 21 or over. Then at 16 they get their license. At some point everyone has to drive alone & we were all inexperienced...Think of the near misses throughout your life & thank god rather than think that you & your parents are somehow smarter or better & that is why you are still here rather than...you are still here only by the grace of God.

I would hate for you to have to learn that lesson the hard way.
Lets all just hug our kids today & thank God that we have another day with them...it is a gift.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last comment. It is only because of God's grace that we are still here and have all the wonderful things in life. I know personally in my own life, I have had near misses (or near hits) how ever you want to phrase it. I know for a fact that God and his angels have protected me many times.
I love my Lord so much. Do let people you know and care about, know today how you feel, because you never know what will happen to you or to them today.
signed,
Texas Tech Alumni

Anonymous said...

9:16, since God is in total control of all things, why would he need to protect you or any of us from anything?

Anonymous said...

9:29 I did not post 9:16 comment but I know that I need God to protect me from myself everyday.
just sayin...I can make a pretty good mess of things...

Collectionsite said...

9:16 Well said !!! Amen !!!

Anonymous said...

God put people in control. That's why things are so messed up.

Anonymous said...

Someone might want to tell these kids they can hold all the vigals they want, but do it somewhere besides on the side of the road. Their parents need to get out the 'ol parents handbook and read-up on how to teach your children how to show a little commonsence. If not, it will never end,seeing as how there will be more deaths of these kids when a rocktruck hits a group of them going 60. Stranger things have happened. I feel for the loss of their friend but this is not safe.

Chelsea's friend said...

As a teenager at Decatur and a friend of chelsea i just want to say yall should stop critizing her parents and her family. You know us kids from decatur read this and it is not fair to us to see yall criticize our friend chelsea. We are all suffering enough. Chelsea was a great person and an amazing friend and we will miss her greatly. Stop blaming her parents about driving. It could have happened to ANY of us. It could have even been your own kid. Think about that!! we love and miss you chelsea. We will see you soon :]

Anonymous said...

Grow up people...we are mourning and it seems like the teenagers are being the mature ones here.

Anonymous said...

Would it be relevant to check cell phone records to see if she was talking/texting at the time?


I'd even wager on this one.

Anonymous said...

6:38, we survived. Different time and place. We did bury our friends along the way............IT'S HARD, but u never forget them 20 years after. We had to bury two along the way and like I said u will never forget. When ya'll re-join for a re-union that will be a bond that lives 4-ever.

Anonymous said...

9:14 STFU before you get smacked in the mouth

Anonymous said...

The latest story that I've heard says that when the emergency personnel arrived at the scene that she had been driving with her feet folded under herself in the seat with, I would assume, the cruise control on. There was also word of a other driver that witnessed the accident saying that the girl passed them, noticeably driving faster than them, then whipping the truck into the other lane to make the right hand exit just ahead of her. This would have upset the stability of the truck,and given the assumption that the cruise control was on from my above reasoning,this would have been hard to recover from, regardless of driving experience at this age, while the truck was still trying to accelerate. The tire tracks do not appear to show a blow-out, as the black mark would not be very well defined if the tire was flat while skidding along the roadway with the weight of the truck still on them. Just my observations applied to what I heard. Not trying to point the finger of blame in anyones direction.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter how inexperienced someone is at driving. You ARE acting like a know-it-all! Whether she was texting, singing, or just plain tired, she is dead. We should be remembering her life. Death shouldn't be taken so lightly and no one should be trying to find a reason for the wreck. That's not even relevant.

Anonymous said...

It is relevant. If we know the cause of why the wreck happened, and if it did infact happen because she was doing something other than concentrating on driving, we need to know. Maybe it would make someone else think twice about texting, talking, singing, eating, WHATEVER it might have been the next time they drive. Knowing could save other people's lives in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Uh..12:24 I'm not sure what planet your from but, I'm pretty sure it matters a great deal what happened to cause her demise. Think about it, she'd be alive today if her actions are true to what 7:55 says.

And, it doesn't matter how inexperienced someone is at driving? You better rethink that one. It does.

Anonymous said...

12:24.....Maybe you think I'm acting as a know-it-all,but what I'm trying to say is that other CHILDREN, which is what you sound like to me, could use this as a learning experience so that her families loss is not a total loss at all. It would make me feel better to some degree if I had personally lost my daughter because of her own neglegence and it made someone else's child wake up and realize how dangerous driving can be when you are distracted by even the most trivial things, cell phones, I-pods etc. Knowing how the accident unfolded is important to anyone who actually cares about this girl at all. If you are so shallow that to you it's "not even relevent", I feel sorry for you and the other people that think you care for them.....The Know-it-all

Anonymous said...

It's me again, Mr. Know-it all. After thinking about your mindless dribble again, I have one more nugget of know-it-all wisdom to share with you. If I had my way,the first time you got caught texting while driving,I think you should loose your privilge to be able to drive. That is total disregard for the safety of the other people that you are sharing the roadway with while not paying attention to where you are going. I guess if she had hit someone else while having her wreck,and killed them too,that would have been irrelevent also in your eyes? I bet it would be pretty relevent to someone!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the KNOW_IT_ALL. If this was my child I would not want her death to be for nothing. If it helped one PERSON then that is one less death in this world we live in. My heart goes out to this girls FAMILY. I don't think I could stand it if it was my child. But I as a parent have DRILLED it into my childs head not to TALK, TEXT, or mess with the IPOD while driving. If it is something that important than pull over and park somewhere and then text someone or talk to them. I would rather my child be late, tardiy for school, or whatever than to have to put that child 6 ft. in the ground for something that should not be done while driving. I think we as parents should take this time and hug our children, and also be a parent and not thier friend. Tell them the dangers in doing what this child did and maybe we can save a life in the process.

Anonymous said...

To parents-may I suggest that all of you check your texting plans and find out exact times of your children's texting. You probably have a general idea of their driving schedules, and it's probably worth looking to see if they make a habit of texting during the time you know they are driving to or from school.

I know it's not a solution-but the times are available to you (though most don't ever look since many have unlimited texting), and if the kids know you are keeping an eye out maybe it will have an impact.

Anonymous said...

For God's sake, please don't any of you be texting while driving. This little girl would be alive today had she not been doing that.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading all of these blogs and I would have to side with the KNOW-IT-ALL. It is realivent. The person that said that is not must be A CHILD and not very mature. As a parent of a High School student I check my childs TEXT MESSAGES all the time. I look to see when and what time that they were sent. If I find one that should not have been sent at a time when thier phone should be off. They lost the previlage to use that phone until they can be responsable enough to follow the rules of our house. I can honestly say my child has never had a TEXT show up at a time when they were driving. There has been a couple that was sent at school or to late at night when they were home. I know it bothers my child but I would rather they be mad at me and they can get over it as fast as they got mad. Than for them to put thier lives and the lives of others on the road in Danger. I Beg all parents to take the time to talk with your children about this. Let them know that you love them and you do not want to lose them. Tell them you know that they think you are being overly protective but one day they will be parents to. Then they will realize that we as parents are not so dumb. GOD BLESS EVERYONE out there that has a child that is driving now.