21 traffic deaths reported in 2007

21 traffic deaths reported in 2007

There are 16 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 7, 2008, titled 21 traffic deaths reported in 2007. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Twenty-one people lost their lives in 17 accidents on Hamilton County roads in 2007.

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hmmmm

Erlanger, KY

#1 Jan 8, 2008
The most were in Fishers? Maybe Fishers should re-think their pro-drunk driving stance.
CONCERNED PARENT

Westfield, IN

#2 Jan 8, 2008
please slow down, wear seatbelts, watch out for the other guys (usually on their cell phones!!), and drive defensively

oh...and keep the alcohol in the bottle until you are home for the night!!!!!!!!!!
Snert

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 8, 2008
Just saw a bad accident at Olio and 116th yesterday. A soccer Mom babbling on the phone T-boned another car. Cell phones and driving don't mix very well in Fishers.
Bev

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 8, 2008
I was broadsided by a cell phone user, and my son was sideswiped by a bus driver on a cell phone. Wish the ins companies would help pass some laws restricting this kind of cell phone usage. We didn't have to pay any out of pocket, but the inconvenience is the worst part of it. Why people need a phone attached to their body is beyond comprehension.
Steven

Leopold, IN

#5 Jan 8, 2008
The fatality rate was so high in Fishers b/c of I69...That road is a death trap!!
come on

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 9, 2008
Steven wrote:
The fatality rate was so high in Fishers b/c of I69...That road is a death trap!!
Not just I69- It's teenagers on cell phones, smokers, inattentive drivers adjusting radios, parents interacting with kids and people who leave late to get to their destination and speed like we should all get out of their way!
Fishers Resident

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jan 9, 2008
Snert wrote:
Just saw a bad accident at Olio and 116th yesterday. A soccer Mom babbling on the phone T-boned another car. Cell phones and driving don't mix very well in Fishers.
They don't mix well anywhere - Please not another Fishers bashing - this is not exclusive to Fishers.
Unknown

Cicero, IN

#8 Jan 10, 2008
I think that safety belts dont really save all lives a I think that if we have a belief not to wear them then we shouldn't get a ticket for it. I knew a few of the peole that was in the car accident in atlanta. I also know that the two people that wore their seatbelt died and the two that didn't lived.
FYI

South Vienna, OH

#10 Jan 12, 2008
Unknown wrote:
I think that safety belts dont really save all lives a I think that if we have a belief not to wear them then we shouldn't get a ticket for it. I knew a few of the peole that was in the car accident in atlanta. I also know that the two people that wore their seatbelt died and the two that didn't lived.
It is a proven fact that seatbelts save lives. There are situations that happen where a belt might not have been helpful, but if you "have a belief not to wear " a seatbelt, you should do a little research on the net and educate yourself
John

Louisville, KY

#11 Jan 12, 2008
238 and Olio road is the worst intersection i have seen. I almost die there eveyday because of kids pulling of olio on to 238 yaking on their phones or just being stupid.
Grieving Aunt

AOL

#12 Jan 29, 2008
I don't believe the government has the right to tell adults that we have to wear our seatbelts. I do however believe in wearing seatbelts and that they do save lives. Seatbelt or no seatbelt, when the Lord feels it is our time to go there is nothing that will prevent it. In August, my nephew was in an accident in Fishers and was killed due to drinking and driving and not wearing his seatbelt. His front seat passenger had her seatbelt on and only had minor injuries. His backseat passenger did not and was critically injured. Both my nephew and his friend were ejected from the vehicle, which landed on my nephew crushing him. Had they been wearing their seatbelts, we probably would be able to hug my nephew today and tell him how much we love him. It was his own STUPID actions that caused our family the loss and pain, but a seatbelt would have saved his life.
who ever

United States

#13 Feb 14, 2008
you don,t believe the government should be able to tell us we have to wear a seatbelt yet a family member was killed due to not wearing a seatbelt you people make no sense
who ever

United States

#14 Feb 14, 2008
drunk drivers are inconciderate and don't care about the lives of other people. any one caught driving drunk should be locked up and not just have their liscense taken away
stupid is as stupid does

Carmel, IN

#15 Feb 14, 2008
YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID
Riverview Employee

United States

#17 Feb 15, 2008
RICK --INDIANA wrote:
better outlaw cars
Yep. It sure was safer in the horse and buggy days.
no more drunks

Ambler, PA

#18 May 11, 2010
no more drunks

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