Probe continues into fatal crash

Probe continues into fatal crash

There are 44 comments on the Traverse City Record-Eagle story from Aug 31, 2007, titled Probe continues into fatal crash. In it, Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that:

“I didn't see the motorcyclist hit his brakes. The video didn't show that from what I could see.”

Charlevoix resident Eric Perrine was driving normally, in legal fashion, but didn't attempt to stop his motorcycle before he slammed into a truck just outside Bellaire, witness Bill Drollinger said. via Traverse City Record-Eagle

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friend

Allendale, MI

#1 Oct 25, 2007
Just because the driver of the truck if from Bellaire does not take the fact away that he has taken a mans life
concerned citizen

Petoskey, MI

#2 Oct 31, 2007
Eric was a good man!! I think before any ststements were released their should have been a full investigation, but no they say we think he was intoxicated!! BULLSHIT he drank two beers within two hours!! whooopy That kid needs full punishment for his wrong!!!
friend

Allendale, MI

#3 Nov 16, 2007
I think it is not right that the child is able to have his holidays and celebrate them with his family and Eric is not here to celebrate the holidays with us.
Tom Richards

Kuwait, Kuwait

#4 Nov 26, 2007
I always like to keep in touch with what is happening around onaway. I am in Kuwait working and it feels good to open the web and read the current news. Thank you
That Kid

Traverse City, MI

#5 Nov 29, 2007
concerned citizen wrote:
Eric was a good man!! I think before any ststements were released their should have been a full investigation, but no they say we think he was intoxicated!! BULLSHIT he drank two beers within two hours!! whooopy That kid needs full punishment for his wrong!!!
Look pal, I dont know who you are, but it was an accident, I never saw him, and he was goin way to fast for that time of night. Ive never done anything wrong to anybody.
That Kid

Traverse City, MI

#6 Nov 29, 2007
friend wrote:
Just because the driver of the truck if from Bellaire does not take the fact away that he has taken a mans life
You got it all wrong, accidents happen.
Ninja_Cow

Charlevoix, MI

#7 Nov 30, 2007
WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT????????
Friend

Traverse City, MI

#9 Dec 3, 2007
That Kid wrote:
<quoted text> Look pal, I dont know who you are, but it was an accident, I never saw him, and he was goin way to fast for that time of night. Ive never done anything wrong to anybody.
You act like you dont even care that you have takin a mans life by this comment but i bet if the roles were the other way around your family would not be sayin it was an accident would they and for you to say he was going to fastthat time of night who are you to judge.
Friend

Traverse City, MI

#10 Dec 3, 2007
To that kid why not write your name if you did nothing wrong and it was a accident as you would say
friend

Traverse City, MI

#11 Dec 4, 2007
That Kid wrote:
<quoted text> Look pal, I dont know who you are, but it was an accident, I never saw him, and he was goin way to fast for that time of night. Ive never done anything wrong to anybody.
How do you know he was going to fast if you did not see him
family

United States

#12 Jan 16, 2008
To "that Kid" I love how you sond so sorry for the "accident" that you were involved in. I will never see my cousin again, I will never hug him, I will never see him smile. Why do you not sound sorry, are u sorry? Do you realize the pain this has caused?
Family

Gaylord, MI

#13 Jan 27, 2008
You did nothing wrong? You got drunk - underage- and then decided that yuo could drive and with that choice you took a mans life! how can you say you did nothing wrong?! his two kids will never get to grow up with their father now... just because your dad failed to raise you right doesnt mean you can do wat ever you want and take someone elses father from them!!!!!!
Family

Gaylord, MI

#14 Feb 24, 2008
I dont understand...I really dont. I feel bad when I hurt someones feeling...how could you not be dying inside knowing that you took a mans life? Have you not been responding because you dont want to face the facts?
J Kennard traverse city

Marion, MI

#15 Mar 18, 2008
Give the kid a break, noone here knows exactly what happened. What is the kid suppose to say to make you guys feel happy? My sincere condolences to the family of the lost kid. why are we putting fault on someone, maybe the kid on the motorcycle was going to fast.
Belle

Cadillac, MI

#16 Mar 28, 2008
It's unfortunate that we live in an age where mud slinging and blaming others is normal behavior. It's unfortunate that when our children go out with their friends, they often go to parties where they engage in underage drinking. They might not always get caught, and I know of a few parents who are quick to say "not my kid" when yes, their kids are out drinking and even driving. I wonder if the kid who was behind the wheel was the captain of the basketball team, would he be crucified like this particular kid? Not the most popular kid in town, but a good kid nonetheless. A kid who had a few beers and out of a total lack of judgement, got behind the wheel of a vehicle and took another young life. He didn't set out to intentionally hurt anyone.. he was on his way home after having a few beers. Many kids have done it and many adults have done it as well. It's sad that in this area, there isn't much more for a young person to do than go out and have a few beers on the weekends...hell the adults seem to think that's the best form of entertainment and it saddens me to think that this kid has the rest of his life to live with the guilt that he took another mans life. I think that's punishment enough.

Alcohol ruins lives.. plain and simple.
Family

Saint Johns, MI

#17 Mar 31, 2008
J Kennard traverse city wrote:
Give the kid a break, noone here knows exactly what happened. What is the kid suppose to say to make you guys feel happy? My sincere condolences to the family of the lost kid. why are we putting fault on someone, maybe the kid on the motorcycle was going to fast.
I Know you whould like to think Eric was going to fast but in reality the kid has taken a life and he has to deal with it.
Friend

Saint Johns, MI

#18 Mar 31, 2008
Belle wrote:
It's unfortunate that we live in an age where mud slinging and blaming others is normal behavior. It's unfortunate that when our children go out with their friends, they often go to parties where they engage in underage drinking. They might not always get caught, and I know of a few parents who are quick to say "not my kid" when yes, their kids are out drinking and even driving. I wonder if the kid who was behind the wheel was the captain of the basketball team, would he be crucified like this particular kid? Not the most popular kid in town, but a good kid nonetheless. A kid who had a few beers and out of a total lack of judgement, got behind the wheel of a vehicle and took another young life. He didn't set out to intentionally hurt anyone.. he was on his way home after having a few beers. Many kids have done it and many adults have done it as well. It's sad that in this area, there isn't much more for a young person to do than go out and have a few beers on the weekends...hell the adults seem to think that's the best form of entertainment and it saddens me to think that this kid has the rest of his life to live with the guilt that he took another mans life. I think that's punishment enough.
Alcohol ruins lives.. plain and simple.
Living with quilt does not change the fact that he has taken a mans life. The saying goes you do the crime you do the time. He Chose to drive after drinking and that choice killed someone.
Belle

Cadillac, MI

#19 Apr 3, 2008
living with quilt?
I didn't realize this thread was about quilting.
Friend of Eric

Gaylord, MI

#20 Apr 9, 2008
Belle wrote:
living with quilt?
I didn't realize this thread was about quilting.
How would you feel if this was about someone you loved and cared about. Would you still be saying no blame i think not. NO CRIME SHOULD GO UNPUNISHED! Guilt in not a punishment it is an emotion.
Family

Gaylord, MI

#21 Apr 16, 2008
"Give the kid a break, noone here knows exactly what happened. What is the kid suppose to say to make you guys feel happy? My sincere condolences to the family of the lost kid. why are we putting fault on someone, maybe the kid on the motorcycle was going to fast."

Are you Kidding me. Yeah maybe guilt is enough. Does he even have any though? I was at the first trial, and I saw him. He sat there like he was bored out of his mind. He keeps saying it wasnt his fault. There is a damn tape to prove it. Eric was a good guy and now his babys will never ever see their dad. He will miss their first step, or their first day of school. instead he is looking down on them from heaven beacuse an intoxicated teen ran a stop sign. Let him live with that.

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