Trucker, Trooper Save Family After Accident - wtvr

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A tractor trailer driver and a Virginia State Police officer are being hailed heroes for rescuing a man and this two children. Full Story
Bev

United States

#1 Dec 22, 2009
Where was the mother?
whitey

Richmond, VA

#2 Dec 22, 2009
great story, we have a hero(trucker) and a zero(dad)
gray haired lady

Culpeper, VA

#3 Dec 22, 2009
maybe this was the father's visitation time.
born in 61

Richmond, VA

#4 Dec 22, 2009
WHY, WHY, DO PEOPLES THINK THEY CAN DRINK AND DRIVE
IF YOU GOING TO DRINK STAY HOME, MY GOD THEN HAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR, THANK GOD FOR THE TRUCKDRIVER AND STATE-POLICE.TAKE IS LICENSE AWAY AND LET HIM GO TO SCHOOL AND LET HIM PAID FOR IT,MAYBE HE WILL THINK BEFORE HE DRINK AND DRIVE
Mom of Two

Midlothian, VA

#5 Dec 22, 2009
Any "father" who would drink and then get behind the wheel with there children in the car is no "father" in my book. It take more than creating children to be a father. I feel so sorry for the kids, and I am so thankful that the truck driver and state police were able to save those children.
ANN

Richmond, VA

#6 Dec 22, 2009
What the mother have to do with this "father" drinking and driving. She was not there. So why judge her.
Bev wrote:
Where was the mother?
LeeLee

Raleigh, NC

#7 Dec 22, 2009
What will it take for folks to understand about drinking and driving, he probably will not even get a slap on the hand for this when he should be in jail and thinking about the danger he put his children in. He probably doesn't even care otherwise he would have stayed put instead of endangering his kids. What a loser, too bad that the kids will pay in the long run for his stupidity. It's probably not the first time he has done it.
Greg C

Petersburg, VA

#8 Dec 22, 2009
I'm glad this story has a happy ending. It's nice to know that folks still care enough to help some one in need.

What was going through the childrens father's mind, driving pie eyed with kids in the car?
UNC 1

Richmond, VA

#9 Dec 22, 2009
I know Chris Clarke , he is a good man.
Bufford T Justice

United States

#10 Dec 25, 2009
It's a christmas miracle! Have a drink on me!
Melissa

United States

#11 Dec 28, 2009
I know Mr Walker personally and for several years now. All is not as it seems people.... The mother was not there because the mother is the real loser in this and not a competent parent... the father had not been drinking but had been taking cold & flu meds, the mother refused to pick up her kids or to make safer arrangements for transport after the father's visitation weekend, continually forcing the father to make the round trip in picking up and returning the children. The mother is the one who has pushed for all the charges. The mother has been institutionalized twice in the past, has narcolepsy and was not given full custody but only shared custody on restriction. Mr Walker is an EXCELLENT parent and was simply unlucky in hitting a patch of black ice when he moved over to make way for a truck coming up along side of him. The mother, Shayna Walker, is the one who went to the media and has begun slandering this good man's name. I have also worked within the media industry and know first-hand how media outlets only show or portray one angle of a story or present a story w/a specific angle in making a party look bad - and in this case I GUARANTEE you all, on my own life and on the lives of all those I love, the story being told here is inacurrate, slanted and not the whole story. Please do not condem a wonderful man and father who truly is the whole sane and providing parent for those two wonderful kids.
whitey

Richmond, VA

#12 Dec 28, 2009
He was driving drunk with kids in the vehicle
What angle am i missing? he is a loser
Melissa

United States

#13 Dec 28, 2009
And you know that because of ???? what?
whitey

Richmond, VA

#14 Dec 28, 2009
because....... he is driving drunk for one, driving drunk with children in his car thats how i know he is a loser....
MSS

Kelso, WA

#15 Dec 28, 2009
whitey wrote:
because....... he is driving drunk for one, driving drunk with children in his car thats how i know he is a loser....
And how do you know he was drunk???? FYI: he didn't even register as a .08. People believe anything the news reports as fact.... when in fact I guarantee you things are not always as they appear. Maybe something bad and unlucky will happen to you one day and to make matters worse your name will be slung through the mud and facts skewed and over-sensationalized and I just hope someone will give you the benefit of the doubt before judging you. Then maybe you'll understand.
Dave

Richmond, VA

#16 Dec 28, 2009
What is seen in the news is "alleged". It seems people forget the first report is designed to sell news (commercials) and not to report facts.

Is there any independent witness to say that the truck driver himself did not run the car off the road? It would seem very self-serving for a commercial driver to avoid owning up to a negligent action to avoid the loss of his commercial license.

If this person is a hero, then why was he not able to safely traverse a "cliff" when the responding trooper was able to do so?

If all involved were unharmed, then why would a bystander (who never had any contact with the people involved) be considered a hero? Were any lives saved simply because it was cold?

A source has been noted that ALL FOUR DOORS OF THE VEHICLE were able to be opened after the accident. No seat belts were cut, and no equipment was used to remove the occupants. Thankfully, the children were not injured. There was no creek from which to be rescued as it was solid ice.

It is the sole responsibility of the courts to determine who is guilty of a crime based on evidence.
fedup

Richmond, VA

#17 Dec 28, 2009
im glad you cleared it up inspector dave, thanks for the eye witness report, the only thing you left out was weather he was wearing a thong or not
trooper

United States

#18 Feb 10, 2010
Dave wrote:
What is seen in the news is "alleged". It seems people forget the first report is designed to sell news (commercials) and not to report facts.
Is there any independent witness to say that the truck driver himself did not run the car off the road? It would seem very self-serving for a commercial driver to avoid owning up to a negligent action to avoid the loss of his commercial license.
If this person is a hero, then why was he not able to safely traverse a "cliff" when the responding trooper was able to do so?
If all involved were unharmed, then why would a bystander (who never had any contact with the people involved) be considered a hero? Were any lives saved simply because it was cold?
A source has been noted that ALL FOUR DOORS OF THE VEHICLE were able to be opened after the accident. No seat belts were cut, and no equipment was used to remove the occupants. Thankfully, the children were not injured. There was no creek from which to be rescued as it was solid ice.
It is the sole responsibility of the courts to determine who is guilty of a crime based on evidence.
life savers they are

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