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Police Say Racing Contributed to Garth Road Fatal Accident - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,...

There are 127 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Sep 6, 2012, titled Police Say Racing Contributed to Garth Road Fatal Accident - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Charlottesville teen is dead and a Crozet man is in police custody after a crash police blame on racing.

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Realist

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Sep 6, 2012
Thankfully, they didn't kill anybody else.
Wow

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 6, 2012
Come on people!!!!! stop the damn racing, these streets aren't made for racing and neither is your vehicles!!!

I pray for all involved!!!
curious

Anoka, MN

#3 Sep 6, 2012
It is such a shame all these young people dying at there own hands so many innocent people as well why we don't raise the age of drivers licenses for these kids because they have no responsibility to be behind the wheel much less on the roads doing stupid stuff like this as well as other things.
Darwin

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Sep 6, 2012
He received the Darwin Award!
CvilleGordo

Palmyra, VA

#6 Sep 6, 2012
curious wrote:
It is such a shame all these young people dying at there own hands so many innocent people as well why we don't raise the age of drivers licenses for these kids because they have no responsibility to be behind the wheel much less on the roads doing stupid stuff like this as well as other things.
I'll take a wild guess that you did plenty of "stupid stuff" when you were a kid.

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#7 Sep 6, 2012
curious wrote:
It is such a shame all these young people dying at there own hands so many innocent people as well why we don't raise the age of drivers licenses for these kids because they have no responsibility to be behind the wheel much less on the roads doing stupid stuff like this as well as other things.
Raising the age for a drivers liscense would not have helped too much in this case. One of the drivers was 24 years old. How high should they raise the age to drive? 18, 21, 25, 30? If you raise it too high you would further hurt the economy as you then have less jobs filled, due to teens being unable to get to work. How would these kids get to college to take classes? I understand where you are going with your statement but sadly it isn't the answer.
neighbor

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Sep 6, 2012
i live on garth rd and i get nervous every time i have to pull in my driveway. I have had to run off of the road to avoid being hit by another careless driver. the speedlimit is 50mph, there are many hills and curves and definately no shoulders. that being said people need to slow the F down!!!! i know a young person who is greatly effected by this and i hope it will help him to make better decisions when he starts driving the road. dont even get me started on the crotch rockets that drive like a bat out of hell. or how about the guy in the beat up red jeep wrangler that likes to try to run you off the road and then pass you on double solid lines...its always an adventure on garth rd.
Scene enough

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Sep 6, 2012
The "stupid stuff" we did as kids don't equal to today's "stupid stuff". We didn't get expensive cars given to us to drive and, even if we HAD a car, we didn't drag race. No one I knew did anyway.

I realize not all kids are as reckless and don't mean to stereotype. But it's frustrating because this was SO preventable.

I feel so sorry for all involved and am praying for them. For a lot of reasons.
yep

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 6, 2012
and probably driving one of those little hondas that sound like a bumble bee.

Idiot checklist:

1. 4 cylinder honda with loud muffler
2. tattoo on neck
Dumb kids

Staunton, VA

#11 Sep 6, 2012
I feel bad for the young man who died but both of these kids are idiots. I wonder which one instigated the racing? And why did we mention the deceased was driving a "BMW" and the charged was driving "his car." Seems like bad reporting to me not that it matters but one was probably challenging the other and being dumb kids the put the gas to the floor in the middle of the afternoon. Thank the lord no one else was involved. Out of all the roads, Garth is absolutely on you do not want to do this stupid stuff on!!
the truth

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Sep 6, 2012
Whether or not you survive your teens and early twenties is any bodies guess. Back in the day of real muscle cars ever time a street light turned green there was a drag, race. I don't know why I'm still alive but at that age we're invincible. That won't change, kids will be kids regardless.
Dumb kids

Staunton, VA

#13 Sep 6, 2012
yep wrote:
and probably driving one of those little hondas that sound like a bumble bee.
Idiot checklist:
1. 4 cylinder honda with loud muffler
2. tattoo on neck
No way. The mug shot looks like a guy who would be driving some country ride like a truck or junker. Not the Honda "rice" machine type.
Missy

Ferrum, VA

#14 Sep 6, 2012
curious wrote:
It is such a shame all these young people dying at there own hands so many innocent people as well why we don't raise the age of drivers licenses for these kids because they have no responsibility to be behind the wheel much less on the roads doing stupid stuff like this as well as other things.
Truly a shame that young people die doing stupid stuff... but I got my driver's license at the age of 15, and I didn't drag race up and down Garth Road. It's personal responsibility and that's something that a lot of young people have not had instilled by their parents or significant other adults in their lives.
country chic

United States

#15 Sep 6, 2012
Maybe the Albemarle Co. Police will finaly do something....These kids have no where to hang out and honestly there is nothing to do in cville for an 18-25 yr old. Every Friday and Saturday night the Albemarle Co. police chase them off from the car wash and the mcdonalds on 29 (where they actually spend money). And what are they accomplishing by doing that? Putting them on 29 to race...instead of sitting in a parking lot. If they would actually talk to these kids they would see that most of them are a great group of kids just looking for somewhere to hang out and talk about their cars/trucks, yes every group has a few bad apples, but really, lets get with the program here and give these kids a place to hang out and stay out of trouble...instead of street racing.
PLEASE

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Sep 6, 2012
country chic wrote:
Maybe the Albemarle Co. Police will finaly do something....These kids have no where to hang out and honestly there is nothing to do in cville for an 18-25 yr old. Every Friday and Saturday night the Albemarle Co. police chase them off from the car wash and the mcdonalds on 29 (where they actually spend money). And what are they accomplishing by doing that? Putting them on 29 to race...instead of sitting in a parking lot. If they would actually talk to these kids they would see that most of them are a great group of kids just looking for somewhere to hang out and talk about their cars/trucks, yes every group has a few bad apples, but really, lets get with the program here and give these kids a place to hang out and stay out of trouble...instead of street racing.
How about GETTING A JOB, GOING TO SCHOOL. Businesses don't want car loads of kids hanging outside. It's a disaster waiting to happen. It's bad for business. There are a lot of things for people to do besides street racing. When you make bad decisions bad things happen.
lucky

Herndon, VA

#17 Sep 6, 2012
It sounds like both drivers were at fault. I would hope the charge for the 24 yr old will be changed with only hit and run. Both drivers were in the wrong. As others have stated when you're young you're invincable or you don't think it will happen to you. I can look back to when I was the age of thse guys and how many mistakes I made. I guess I am lucky that I am still here. ---- My prayers to all that are dealing with the loss of their loved one and to the young man injured as well as the young man driving the other vehicle.
anonymous

Staunton, VA

#18 Sep 6, 2012
Realist wrote:
Thankfully, they didn't kill anybody else.
Huh? Someone already died there. Pray for the family who lost son.
Greg

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Sep 6, 2012
FreelanceEMT wrote:
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Raising the age for a drivers liscense would not have helped too much in this case. One of the drivers was 24 years old. How high should they raise the age to drive? 18, 21, 25, 30? If you raise it too high you would further hurt the economy as you then have less jobs filled, due to teens being unable to get to work. How would these kids get to college to take classes? I understand where you are going with your statement but sadly it isn't the answer.
Learning to get around without a car will do a lot for helping appreciate the responsibility of operating one. There is way too much emphasis on getting a car as a rite of passage.
Greg

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Sep 6, 2012
CvilleGordo wrote:
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I'll take a wild guess that you did plenty of "stupid stuff" when you were a kid.
Of course. Which is why I shouldn't have been allowed to drive by myself at the age of 15.
Marcus

Waynesboro, VA

#21 Sep 6, 2012
I believe he was driving a newer Chevy Impala...you know, the same Impala your grandmother drives.

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