Region 8 woman killed after car rear-...

Region 8 woman killed after car rear-ends motorcycle

There are 12 comments on the KAIT-TV Jonesboro story from Jul 2, 2010, titled Region 8 woman killed after car rear-ends motorcycle. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

SHARP COUNTY, AR An Ash Flat woman was killed after a car rear-ended the motorcycle she was riding.

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sparkles

Mountain Home, AR

#1 Jul 5, 2010
This is just so tragic. Sierra was such a lovely young woman. Drivers, please be respectful of motorcycles on the Highway, there have just been too many accidents and too many precious lives lost.
april

United States

#2 Jul 5, 2010
I would like to say first, I completely agree with the fact that there are too many accidents and this was and is very very tragic. My sister was the driver of the truck. I have found myself searching everywhere I can on the internet to find information on Sierra, to give her in my mind a life instead of only news of her death. I would also like to say that while I understand that your comment was pure and compassionate rather than intended to provoke guilt over this particular accident, I am stung a little by the word respectful and thus moved to comment for my own concious. I am very aware of the extent of damage grief and guilt can do - 2 years ago, our mother committed suicide. It was due to the loss of my brother in a car accident over 25 years ago that she was never able to let go of the guilt over. Rather than each day becoming a little easier, it seemed only to get harder and harder until the end. We grew up seeing what that does to a person and so to me, right now and forever, my sister is a victim as well. She will suffer with this for the rest of her life and I hope this is not tacky and by no means want to belittle what any loved ones are going through with the loss involved in this accident. So without going into all the details, I will just say this was an accident. And we should absolutely all remember every day how dangerous the roads can be and take every caution possible. The rest is in someone else's hands. I would like to extend my very very deepest sympathy to all her loved ones. My heart has bled with yours, my tears have fallen and I hope that everyday you feel is just a little better than the last.
sparkles

Mountain Home, AR

#3 Jul 5, 2010
april wrote:
I would like to say first, I completely agree with the fact that there are too many accidents and this was and is very very tragic. My sister was the driver of the truck. I have found myself searching everywhere I can on the internet to find information on Sierra, to give her in my mind a life instead of only news of her death. I would also like to say that while I understand that your comment was pure and compassionate rather than intended to provoke guilt over this particular accident, I am stung a little by the word respectful and thus moved to comment for my own concious. I am very aware of the extent of damage grief and guilt can do - 2 years ago, our mother committed suicide. It was due to the loss of my brother in a car accident over 25 years ago that she was never able to let go of the guilt over. Rather than each day becoming a little easier, it seemed only to get harder and harder until the end. We grew up seeing what that does to a person and so to me, right now and forever, my sister is a victim as well. She will suffer with this for the rest of her life and I hope this is not tacky and by no means want to belittle what any loved ones are going through with the loss involved in this accident. So without going into all the details, I will just say this was an accident. And we should absolutely all remember every day how dangerous the roads can be and take every caution possible. The rest is in someone else's hands. I would like to extend my very very deepest sympathy to all her loved ones. My heart has bled with yours, my tears have fallen and I hope that everyday you feel is just a little better than the last.
April, my apologies to you, I do understand your sensitivity, but I was not even thinking of your sister in particular. I cannot think of a better word to use than respectful. So many people will turn in the path of a motorcycle where they won't for a car. They get much too close to them when passing them and just last week my husband was shoved over to the shoulder by a big truck trying to beat him to the end of the right lane. Sierra's death was an accident, I also grieve for your sister who is also a victim of this horrible occurence.
guest

Mountain Home, AR

#4 Jul 5, 2010
April, I admire your guts for coming on here & posting what you did. It is a pure tragedy on both sides. The guilt your sister will live with for the rest of her life is going to be a horrible punishment. Sierra was a sweet, kind, big hearted person. I know she would not want people to hate your sister. Was your sister charged with anything? You hear so many stories & rumors, & I do not know what exactly happened. Some say she was messing with her phone & looked up & it was too late. I do not know. I am very sorry for you losing your mother. This is just a sad deal anyway you look at it. Both families, Sierra's & your sister's, are going to need lots of prayers, strength, love, & compassion.
here

United States

#5 Jul 5, 2010
It is very sad. Sierra n rob r not the only lives that were horribly effected. Your sister didn't mean too, it was a tragic accident. I heard she drove all the way to little rock n left a few things for rob ....and that probably took an amazing amount of courage to do. Sierra was a wonderful sweet woman-I know a lot of people say that when someone passes but she really was.
You said you were searching everywhere for info about her well here's a few things: she loved carebears, she smiled all the time, she was great with kids, and she loved her lil dogs. She never said a bad word about anyone and was one of the nicest people I know.
I hope your sister realizes they all were at the wrong place at the wrong time....sadly
april

United States

#6 Jul 6, 2010
Thank you for your kind words, I did not write with expectations for that! I debated posting for awhile, for fear of sounding as if that was what i was trying for. I just have already in my mind begun to think out how to get her back on her feet when the shock lifts and the grieving subsides and what is left is how to deal with it in a way that is healthy. I couldnt bear the thought of anyone thinking she was outright careless or brazen about what happened when she has the heart that she does and our biggest fear is that she will let it control her life the way our mother did. For my peace of mind I had to say and I realize there was no intent with that comment, I did not intend my reply to be defensive either only infomative. I feel the focus should be on their families. But to clear the air, no she was not on the phone! She made a living selling produce and was driving a borrowed truck down to load it with extra watermelon for the weekend of the 4th. When it got dark she turned on the lights but she couldn't see the instrument panel well and she looked down to see how to adjust the dimmer and brighten the interior lights, the speedometer and gauges. She was not charged with anything and did go to the hospital in Little Rock. Thank you for telling me about Sierra, those are the things that mean a lot. I am a pharmacist and worked in child care for almost 5 years and so felt an instant connection when i found out what she did and have craved everything I could find out. She sounds wonderful. And has a little sister too. We played at my mother's funeral angel by sarah mclaughlan. You're in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here. I promise you everyday I will pray for that for her little sister and mine, for that peace in all the heavy hearts. Thank you all again.
here

United States

#7 Jul 6, 2010
Let her know that rob does not blame her nor does anyone else. It could happen to anyone..... I hope she does not let this control her life and ruin it. One life was lost do not let her destroy her life with guilt. It's understandable that she is wracked with guilt, but after a little while I hope she realizes that this was one of those horrible unpredictable parts of life. I pray for your sister and hope she can come to terms with this.
brother

Newark, AR

#8 Jul 22, 2010
you sit there and talk abot how your sister and sierras amily ar the ones who are hurting the worst but you never stopped to think about my family. telling my brother his wif was killed in the accdent after telling him for three days you didnt know was the hardest thing ive ever had to do.
and no he doesnt blame your sister he blames his self for the rest of his life he will blame his self. never agin will my brother wake up next to te women he loves. robby and sierra were inseperateable. after three weeks since the accident and my brother is still in icu fightig for his life youve sit here mentioning your mom and sister but not once have you mentioned the one laying on his back in thee hospital slowly dieing each day hes there. the one who couldnt even b at his wifes funeral.i am sorry about your sister and mother but now that this has happened maybe your sister needs to quit feeling sorry for herself and step up and help our family because last time i checked hospital bills arent cheap and your bills dont cease to exist when ur hurt. since it was 100% your sisters fault this accident happened she 100% liable in all of this
barbara whitten

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#9 Jul 22, 2010
My son is Robert Thomas and since you are a mother and you hit my son , call me or look me up so I can intro duce you to him. The first thing he will say ehrn I touch his arm he will open his tear filled eyes and ask me 1 more time why mom? I try to tell him it is God's will and he will try to hold my hand and be strong but he is my son and every tear that falls His family that loves him has not missed one minute to be by his side to wipe them and at the same time our tears fall equally. Not was he only a son but a brother, a grandson, an uncle ,newphew,sister, and 2 adopted brothers age 7 and 2 adopted sisters age 9and 10 he by alomst daily to see his family after he got off work. He usually called his wife and best friend sierra to tell her what was for supper and she worked later so he uaually cooked for her. He loved her and she loved him. Since the day he met her he would say mom she is so sweet.I told him sweet is sierra because i knew her all of her life and I felt blessed them I felt the same for her as my daughters. as I said she is not here to see him suffer for 22 days now He is the one the one that we should pray for His family and friends have stood by him.we let him know he had no fault in this and i am sure for the rest of his life we will repeat it over and over again.mom
guest

Salem, AR

#10 Dec 28, 2011
This needs to be put back on top!!
guest

Salem, AR

#11 Dec 28, 2011
This is old news, but will NEVER be forgotten !!! R I P !
loved one

Haslet, TX

#12 Jul 1, 2012
2 yrs ago today GOD took Sierra from us all ..... May her memory live forever!!!!! She is deeply missed by lots of people ... RIP

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