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VTJen March 7th, 2005 03:28 PM

Prayers needed again
 
This morning on the news I learned that a 21 year old girl who played field hockey with my daughter while in high school had been killed in a car accident. Early Sunday morning Ashley and her boyfriend and another couple were coming home from a bar. Ashley was the designated driver. She and the other girl had to urinate. They went outside and went in front of the SUV so they boys couldn't see them. The boyfriend (who was drunk) thought it would be funny to drive off down the road so the girls would think they were stranded. I don't know if he didn't realize they were in front of the car, or just forgot because of the alcohol - but he drove forward, and ran over and killed Ashley.
To make matters worse her parents were in Florida on vacation and her brother, whom my son played football with, was in France on a school exchange trip. The poor son had to fly all the way home by himself. At least the parents had each other for comfort. I just can't image their pain. How senseless and stupid. I guess we will have a funeral this week too.

Also, one of my son's friends was struck by a car this morning while boarding the school bus. A car didn't want to wait for the bus so passed - I can't imagine this either. The girl is ok, thank God, but very traumatized as are all the students who were on the bus watching.

Thanks guys -
VTJen

Set4cruz March 7th, 2005 03:34 PM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Prayers are on the way)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


Thomas March 7th, 2005 06:23 PM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Terrible. Just plain terrible. Prayers are on the way.

Regards,
Thomas

Cruznut2 March 7th, 2005 06:28 PM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
What a horrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are on the way.

Laura


Trip March 7th, 2005 06:56 PM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Jen, good thoughts and prayers are on the way..


Cruizin K and J March 7th, 2005 07:10 PM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
How horrible. Prayers and thoughts on the way.

Judy

Lombard March 7th, 2005 10:45 PM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Damn (pardon the language) thats the last time I say "hope everyone has a tragedy free day".

Very sad.



Post Edited (03-07-05 22:46)

Lisa March 8th, 2005 12:14 AM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Prayers headed their way......what a horrible tragedy on both counts!


Lynne &Trevor March 8th, 2005 06:27 AM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Those are two very freak accidents. We've had several reports of children hit, or killed crossing a busy street after exiting from a school bus. The first account you reported is extremely tragic, as the gal didn't have a chance to move, and was in little postion to, anyway. I would say that the alcohol MIGHT have had something to do with it, or he was distracted and put the SUV in the wrong gear, or the joke went very wrong. Whatever the case the driver will live with this the rest of his life. No family will be spared the grief.

Certainly thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone involved in this unwarranted tragedy. Lynne


Daneen March 8th, 2005 06:45 AM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Such tragedies, reminds us all that life is fragile. Prayers sent for all.

JeanS March 8th, 2005 08:00 AM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
Prayers being sent...what terrible tragedies....maybe we should raise the drinking age to 35.....


Lombard March 8th, 2005 11:50 AM

Re: Prayers needed again
 
They lowered the drinking age in NZ to 18 several years ago.
They are now considering putting it back up to 20 as we now have lots of youths binge drinking and causing lots of trouble.



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