Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

VERY sad.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jan 5, 2004.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Over the weekend these 3 kids were doing tricks on their bikes on their neighborhood street. They weren't wearing helmets, and one of them fell and hit his head, and that knocked him out. As he laid there a minivan came around the corner, and his 2 friends tried to get the van to stop, but their waving caused the driver to look at them and NOT the road and, well you can figure out what happened next. The 55 year old driver ran over the kid and dragged him 60 feet and killed him. What a waste. :(
     
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Hug your kids and guard them. It's a sad tough world out there.
     
  3. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :(

    jeez, i hope you didn't have to witness that firsthand.
     
  4. Poor kid... Horrible story.. ugh. :(
     
  5. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    sad :(.
    but i still don't see why the 2 kids didn't just pick the kid up and throw him out of the way :(.
     
  6. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    sounds like it could have been avoided.
     
  7. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland

    It may have all happened quickly, and they may have been some way away......

    Tragic indeed!:(
     
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Also, I'm sure the kids weren't thinking of it, but if you move someone who has recieved head/neck injuries without stablizing them, it could cause further problems. But if they were just kids, they probably didn't know what to do. Very tragic. :(
     
  9. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I'm quite surprised these things don't happen more often. Every summer I see quite a few instances of young kids on overpowered bikes, acting like complete jackasses, with no regard for anyone, including themselves.
     
  10. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    They were on pedal bikes... not motocross.
     
  11. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    very sad...

    how can you run over a kid and drag him 60 feet without realizing it?