Teen dies after being hit by 2 vehicl...

Teen dies after being hit by 2 vehicles in Vacaville

There are 194 comments on the The Reporter story from Nov 13, 2010, titled Teen dies after being hit by 2 vehicles in Vacaville. In it, The Reporter reports that:

A 14-year-old Vacaville boy riding his bicycle Friday night on Alamo Drive was struck by two cars, one of which fled the scene, and he died later at VacaValley Hospital.

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Friend of Alex

Fairfield, CA

#172 Nov 15, 2010
He went to my school last year, golden west. and its heart breaking to everyone who was friends with him. i mean every one is having emotional meltdowns in class and they have to leave earlly..
Mother of van den child

Fairfield, CA

#173 Nov 15, 2010
My deepest regrets for everyone involved and as a parent of a 14 year old that lives in foxboro. I pray for the family of Alex, my daughter was his friend as she has truly lost a friend who was a wonderful young man. Alex was kind and life will not be the same without him on earth. I pray for the parents to be strong and live life one day at a time. Also, I pray for that dirt bag who did not stop to help a child that was hit and instead just left the scene without a thought because when he is finally found, he will suffer more than Alex ever did.. He will be caught and he will pay for what he did!
Violet Blue

Clarksburg, CA

#174 Nov 15, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
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By the way: "Pedestrian is a person traveling by foot." Don't you use your feet to pedal a bike? What exactly would they be considered if they aren't pedestrians?
People who ride bikes are "bikers." Yes, you use your feet to pedal a bike and for that matter, you use your feet on the accelerator and brake on a car, but that does not make you a pedestrian in either case.
Anonymous

Fairfield, CA

#175 Nov 15, 2010
Local Guy wrote:
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It is only hit and run (CA VC 20001) if you can prove that this second vehicle hit anything and prove that this driver knew he/she hit something. I wasn't there and have no first hand knowledge as to what happened but drivers are not responsible for hitting someone or something when they are abiding by the law and someone or something jumps out in front of them (that isn't abiding by traffic laws). Sure if you could find this missing pickup drive and prove they were under the influence then yes you would have a case against them But for now you can't prove this pickup truck driver knew he/she hit anything.
My heart goes out to the driver of the car who hit this young man and to the friends of Alex as nothing will bring him back.
I don't know if you understand what exactly happened, but your post confuses me. I thought I'd reiterate what happend. He was crossing the street, and the was hit by the first car. He ended up flying far down the street, and was unable to get up. But the car that hit him stopped. Then a pickup came, speeding from what I heard, and his friends waved for him to stopped, but he just kept coming, so they got out of the way and the car ran over the boy in the road, and continued driving. Nobody jumped in front of the second car, the boys ran into the street to check on their friend and try to get him out of the road, and the car came speeding down the road. I also heard it was going around another car, but i'm not sure. I don't mean this in a rude way, I just don't understand what you mean.
Blah

Vacaville, CA

#176 Nov 15, 2010
i heard the second vehicle was approaching behind the first vehicle....saw the first vehicle was stopped so he decided to be impatient and go around without slowing down....

sounds much like the actions of the Davis Street driver????
Local Guy

Magalia, CA

#177 Nov 16, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
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I don't know if you understand what exactly happened, but your post confuses me. I thought I'd reiterate what happend. He was crossing the street, and the was hit by the first car. He ended up flying far down the street, and was unable to get up. But the car that hit him stopped. Then a pickup came, speeding from what I heard, and his friends waved for him to stopped, but he just kept coming, so they got out of the way and the car ran over the boy in the road, and continued driving. Nobody jumped in front of the second car, the boys ran into the street to check on their friend and try to get him out of the road, and the car came speeding down the road. I also heard it was going around another car, but i'm not sure. I don't mean this in a rude way, I just don't understand what you mean.
Read todays paper, he was only hit by 1 car, the second car did NOT hit him and that is why they never stopped. I was saying that someone is not guilty until you could prove they knew they hit something and left the scene. It is now very clear why this second vehicle didn't stop.
Local Guy

Magalia, CA

#178 Nov 16, 2010
Blah wrote:
i heard the second vehicle was approaching behind the first vehicle....saw the first vehicle was stopped so he decided to be impatient and go around without slowing down....
sounds much like the actions of the Davis Street driver????
If I'm driving on a 4 lane road and the car in front of me all of a sudden stops, I'm gona go around them if I have room and traffic permits. Sure if I did so and saw what was going on like in Alex's case, I would have stopped to see what I could do to help (but not required by law). I do understand that there was a doctor who did stop to assist and even he couldn't help as Alex wasn't breathing at the scene.
jaredT

Fairfield, CA

#179 Nov 16, 2010
RIP ALEX FORWERCK

Since: Aug 10

San Jose, CA

#182 Nov 16, 2010
I stand by my post #1.

Maybe it is the fault of the Reporter for printing speculation instead of facts for the sesationalism factor.
Another Mother

United States

#184 Nov 16, 2010
My condolences to the family
Carrie Best

East Greenwich, RI

#185 Nov 16, 2010
I came on the scene when this accident occurred, I don't know this young man, but I feel for his dad who showed at the scene... My condolences to the family & friends! Stay strong..
peanuts

Hercules, CA

#186 Nov 16, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
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By the way: "Pedestrian is a person traveling by foot." Don't you use your feet to pedal a bike? What exactly would they be considered if they aren't pedestrians?
UGH!!! Here's your sign...
Vanden Student

United States

#187 Nov 16, 2010
Local Guy wrote:
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Read todays paper, he was only hit by 1 car, the second car did NOT hit him and that is why they never stopped. I was saying that someone is not guilty until you could prove they knew they hit something and left the scene. It is now very clear why this second vehicle didn't stop.
There were like, 14 witnesses, 2 boys that watched it happen and tried to help him out of the street, and the first car that stopped. I don't think people that were there would say it happened when it didn't and I think it would've been more in the news that he wasn't hit by another truck. I don't think it would've come up at all if it never happened.
tired2

Fairfield, CA

#188 Nov 16, 2010
It doesn't matter how many cars hit this poor young kid. The parents should be ultimately responsible as they allowed their young son to operate a bicycle without providing him with proper protection- ie a HELMET. This kids parents should be arrested immediately, teaching a lesson to other parents that they will be held accountable for their kids safety.
Wilson

Davis, CA

#189 Nov 16, 2010
tired2 wrote:
It doesn't matter how many cars hit this poor young kid. The parents should be ultimately responsible as they allowed their young son to operate a bicycle without providing him with proper protection- ie a HELMET. This kids parents should be arrested immediately, teaching a lesson to other parents that they will be held accountable for their kids safety.
Oh for pete's sake would you get off your high horse about parent responsibility. How do you know this kid didn't own a helmet? Maybe he just didn't put it on, or had it on but just didn't snap it like most kids do. How do you even know a helmet would have saved him? Geez

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#190 Nov 16, 2010
peanuts wrote:
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UGH!!! Here's your sign...
Nice !
Graduated Vanden Student

San Jose, CA

#191 Nov 16, 2010
tired2 wrote:
It doesn't matter how many cars hit this poor young kid. The parents should be ultimately responsible as they allowed their young son to operate a bicycle without providing him with proper protection- ie a HELMET. This kids parents should be arrested immediately, teaching a lesson to other parents that they will be held accountable for their kids safety.
What exactly do the parents have to do with this at all? Obviously you have no children and must forget what being young is like because please believe what are parents tell us to do is the last thing we do most the time.
Blah

Vacaville, CA

#192 Nov 16, 2010
only 1 vehicle...at least we know what really happened...so sad...
Anonymous

Vacaville, CA

#193 Nov 16, 2010
tired2 wrote:
It doesn't matter how many cars hit this poor young kid. The parents should be ultimately responsible as they allowed their young son to operate a bicycle without providing him with proper protection- ie a HELMET. This kids parents should be arrested immediately, teaching a lesson to other parents that they will be held accountable for their kids safety.
Did you know Alex or his parents?? No, I don't think you did. And I don't think you understand how tragic this situation is for everyone. I was a friend of Alex's. Do you really think a helmet wouldve kept him alive? He was hit by two cars. A helmet wouldn't have helped anyone in that situation. You have no idea what his parents are going through so you have no place to say anything.
Lori Lugenbeal

Vacaville, CA

#194 Nov 16, 2010
I live in the neighborhood and have a 13 year old daughter myself. My heart goes out to the boys family........

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