Orange crash latest to claim teen lives

Orange crash latest to claim teen lives

There are 13 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 4, 2008, titled Orange crash latest to claim teen lives. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The two Amity Regional High School students who died Monday night in a crash on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Orange are the most recent in a string of teen driving fatalities across the state.

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Lisa Gi

Piscataway, NJ

#1 Mar 4, 2008
my heart goes out to the families that lost their chilldren. Yes, a task force is needed to look into why these kids aren't prepared to drive..........Sadly kids think they can do anything and not get hurt

Croton On Hudson, NY

#3 Mar 4, 2008
most of these kids think there car is a race car and end up like this. sad

Stratford, CT

#4 Mar 4, 2008
The wrecked car should be toured around all the high schools as a reminder.

The facts of the accident are not in yet.

Rather an come up with another law that will go unenforced,kids need to see for themselves.

Anything to wake them up,rather then go to another wake.

Rahway, NJ

#5 Mar 5, 2008
Teen driving is already restricted, and there is already a law against speeding. More laws are not going to solve this problem. Education, increased enforcement, and more parent involvement are the only things that will change anything.

Since: Nov 07

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#6 Mar 5, 2008
Adrianne wrote:
Teen driving is already restricted, and there is already a law against speeding. More laws are not going to solve this problem. Education, increased enforcement, and more parent involvement are the only things that will change anything.
Exactly! When I was a teen, my high school had a driver's ed course. Why don't the high schools have a driver's ed course anymore?? Budget cuts! Saving money over saving lives. Yeah, makes sense to me (not!).

Since: Nov 07

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#7 Mar 5, 2008
And this is WAY off topic, but I think everyone should see this video:

The 3 part harmony is just amazing!

Bay Shore, NY

#8 Mar 5, 2008
the semmonella family also has a 5 and a 12 year old son. The twelve year old is turning 13 on March 14. I feel so bad for the family.

in the Amity Orange JHS everyone was crying and CMTs started on the same day. the school was full of heavy hearts and tears.

Guilford, CT

#9 Mar 5, 2008
We miss your beautiful smiles & your strong hearts. i'll miss you forever. we are the best of friends and that will never change. <3

Bridgeport, CT

#10 Mar 5, 2008
I was with them that last night. We were shooting hoops at the JCC. Zefi, oh man, Zefi sinking threes like no other, i didnt think this would be the last time id see him playing basketball. I am actually From Amity Middle School Orange and I knew both James, 12, and Sal. Sal always had a serious face but you could just tell he was a happy person. Always willing to make you laugh. When I heard on tv I couldnt believe it. Sal was gone forever. Sometimes it's just not fair. Together they left us, best friends for what seems like more than forever. Always loved, never forgotten. RiP Salvatore Semmonella and Francis Zefi
anonymous 1

New York, NY

#11 Mar 11, 2008
I knew Sal since I was only five years old. He was one of the nicest people I had ever met. From the basketball games to the barbeques he was always fun to be around. I can't belive this is over. I mean yes we have pictures but we will never see him again. My heart goes out to the entire Semmonella family, especially James, Niko, and their parents. Your son was a tremendous athlete and a loving son, friend, nephew, grandson, and cousin. This must be hard on Niko, anyrhing Sal did, Niko had to do too. They were almost like father and son. We will miss you forever!!!!! We love you, sleep well Sal. We will see you soon.
Rest in Peace
Jordan Laugeni

Salem, CT

#12 Mar 17, 2008
RIP Sal and Francis we know your gettin some ace highs, royal flushes, and full houses up in heaven. earn big for us boys we know u be rollin in the doe. James and Nico look up to u sal they love u make sure u still watch out for him otherwise next time a see u im gunna beat your ass ya thats a joke your way too big.

Bridgeport, CT

#13 Apr 6, 2008
RIP Sal and Francis we all miss you alot and cnt belive your gone. Alot of people looked up to u sal mainly james and niko and francis u always made people feel good about themselves and knew how to make them smile. You two will always live on in our hearts. we love you guys . counitng the days till i see u again

Durham, CT

#14 Aug 16, 2008
no one knows what there talking about. i love you guys, nothings the same. best friends forever

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