Child hit by dump truck

Child hit by dump truck

There are 561 comments on the The Elizabethton Star story from Oct 11, 2012, titled Child hit by dump truck. In it, The Elizabethton Star reports that:

The Elizabethton Police Department, Elizabethton Fire Department and Carter County Rescue Squad were called to the intersection at 1:20 p.m. Thursday.

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Betsy Blogger

Jonesborough, TN

#282 Oct 19, 2012
not forgotten wrote:
Today the truck driver took his own life. I blame the media for letting this idiot woman bash this man, when it was clearly her fault.
I always said this would be a mental hurdle for him to overcome, and sadly he was overlooked. As he was dealing with this behind closed doors, the mother was parading around talking with the media, excepting money from people and milking the situation.
May he RIP, because he's the second victim of her careless state of mind.
How sad and yes sadly this is true.
really

United States

#283 Oct 19, 2012
sad story wrote:
Got news that the truck driver took his own life this morning couldn't live with knowing he accident killed a child
Stop spreading rumors that aren't true, especially when it comes to things like this!
Anonymous

Johnson City, TN

#284 Oct 19, 2012
not forgotten wrote:
Today the truck driver took his own life. I blame the media for letting this idiot woman bash this man, when it was clearly her fault.
I always said this would be a mental hurdle for him to overcome, and sadly he was overlooked. As he was dealing with this behind closed doors, the mother was parading around talking with the media, excepting money from people and milking the situation.
May he RIP, because he's the second victim of her careless state of mind.


Amen!!!
Anonymous

Johnson City, TN

#285 Oct 19, 2012
Amen. That woman shound of been holding that poor little boy's hand everyone knows how small children can be, they don't think like we do. Especially if your a mother it was her responsibility to watch out for that child.
That is coming from a 16 year old I have more since, than that woman she needs help.
Heartbroken

Jonesborough, TN

#286 Oct 19, 2012
This is not a rumor but a nightmare for the family.It's the absolute truth Terry did take his life today as heart breaking as the whole thing was,he shouldn't have been blamed.The Mother was responsible for the child "if" what she said was true that she was only an inch away from him....why didn't she grab him? I'm not blaming anyone accidents happen every day,but this man was doing his job he,then this tragedy happens Wood ridge didn't help him,our prayers didn't help he couldn't deal with it now he to is gone.We all know the child is in a much better place now.I just pray for the comfort of Terry's family & that he can now be at peace.Oh yeah & you won't find his Obit the day of anyone's passing if that's the proof you are looking for.
blah blah blah

Swannanoa, NC

#287 Oct 19, 2012
Seriously, could all of you just SHUT UP???????!!! Seriously!!! I mean damn it's this one said this and this one said that, none of you know the damn facts!!! It's went from let's pray for them to she is a terrible mom, she is a drug addict to is he the child's dad, to the truck driver killed himself. All of this shit is hearsay and you hens just need to let this go! I guess the majority of you are on the other forum about the terrible wreck last night making up those stories about how horrible parents they are! OMG, you people are freaking ridiculous! Damn! You people are too busy interfering in other people's business, ALL OF YOU NEED TO MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS AND LET THIS GO! None of you had enough respect to even let the child be put to rest and you just continued on. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. You are no better! At least show some respect to the little girl and the truck driver! Oh and I will have this deleted! This is ridiculous! It makes me sick reading all this bullshit that you have came up with!
Sweetpea

Elizabethton, TN

#288 Oct 19, 2012
Oh how sad..such a tragic loss for what this family has went through and for the family we pray for them.
OMG2

Sevierville, TN

#289 Oct 19, 2012
blah blah blah wrote:
Seriously, could all of you just SHUT UP???????!!! Seriously!!! I mean damn it's this one said this and this one said that, none of you know the damn facts!!! It's went from let's pray for them to she is a terrible mom, she is a drug addict to is he the child's dad, to the truck driver killed himself. All of this shit is hearsay and you hens just need to let this go! I guess the majority of you are on the other forum about the terrible wreck last night making up those stories about how horrible parents they are! OMG, you people are freaking ridiculous! Damn! You people are too busy interfering in other people's business, ALL OF YOU NEED TO MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS AND LET THIS GO! None of you had enough respect to even let the child be put to rest and you just continued on. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. You are no better! At least show some respect to the little girl and the truck driver! Oh and I will have this deleted! This is ridiculous! It makes me sick reading all this bullshit that you have came up with!
I listed links to my sources to back up everything that was said concerning her drug addiction, arrests, her story changing from standing one inch from the child to 5 feet (that's a BIG difference of measurement!) and you will find all the resources to prove that nothing but the truth has been said rather than made up stories of us "hens". It's free information online, free to the public to assess. So before you call it bullshit, perhaps you would like to see the sources listed in my post some pages back. You show me one thing that has been said that didn't have a credible listed source link. These are online police documents, tv interviews, mug shots... etc.

This woman had a drug problem, a very well documented drug addiction, and changes her story at will. It is, what it is. unfortunately for her, it IS the truth.

If you have trouble finding the source links, let me know and I will drag them up for you.

Since: Oct 12

Sevierville, TN

#290 Oct 20, 2012
WTF? 1st of all this has got me so mad I can't sleep. 2nd of all it would be a great idea if you guys would pull your head out your asses and admit she wasn't watching her son. Yes, it is unfortunate that someone that young had to go, but God has his reasons and whether if you find it or not it's not going to help by insulting each other. Yes, I expect to get shit talked for this but either way my function to give a fuck is obviously busted. I am also a witness of seeing her downtown (the day of her sons funeral) and she was on her cell phone and her kids were roaming free when another one almost got hit and hearing her say, "we don't need another one due to stupidity" she can lie and bash all she fucking wants, but my feelings towards that piece of shit woman makes my stomach do back-flips. Also, the truck driver had no other choice than to take his life today. Don't ya think murderers could stomach their own crime?! I guarantee she is wanting money and attention to score more pills...yes, i would imagine it is very painful to lose a kid, but to blame some else for your own faults...that is disgusting. I guarantee all of the people taking up for her are using empathy, but forgetting what type of woman she is. R.I.P. Josh and Terry. P.S. To all of the future smartass comments: yes, I am a goddamn psychic
OldTennGranny

Jonesborough, TN

#291 Oct 20, 2012
Does anyone have a news link on where this truck driver committed suicide? I cant find anything on it.

Thanks
Anonymous

Fayetteville, NC

#292 Oct 20, 2012
blah blah blah wrote:
Seriously, could all of you just SHUT UP???????!!! Seriously!!! I mean damn it's this one said this and this one said that, none of you know the damn facts!!! It's went from let's pray for them to she is a terrible mom, she is a drug addict to is he the child's dad, to the truck driver killed himself. All of this shit is hearsay and you hens just need to let this go! I guess the majority of you are on the other forum about the terrible wreck last night making up those stories about how horrible parents they are! OMG, you people are freaking ridiculous! Damn! You people are too busy interfering in other people's business, ALL OF YOU NEED TO MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS AND LET THIS GO! None of you had enough respect to even let the child be put to rest and you just continued on. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. You are no better! At least show some respect to the little girl and the truck driver! Oh and I will have this deleted! This is ridiculous! It makes me sick reading all this bullshit that you have came up with!
I hate to tell u but thats the way topix is...and yes it is a shame....but if reading this gossip trash bothers u that bad then JUST DONT READ IT! Did u know u actually have that choice and no ones twisting ur arm???
blah blah blah

Swannanoa, NC

#293 Oct 20, 2012
OMG2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I listed links to my sources to back up everything that was said concerning her drug addiction, arrests, her story changing from standing one inch from the child to 5 feet (that's a BIG difference of measurement!) and you will find all the resources to prove that nothing but the truth has been said rather than made up stories of us "hens". It's free information online, free to the public to assess. So before you call it bullshit, perhaps you would like to see the sources listed in my post some pages back. You show me one thing that has been said that didn't have a credible listed source link. These are online police documents, tv interviews, mug shots... etc.
This woman had a drug problem, a very well documented drug addiction, and changes her story at will. It is, what it is. unfortunately for her, it IS the truth.
If you have trouble finding the source links, let me know and I will drag them up for you.
OMG2 you are the biggest hen in this bunch! I don't give a shit what she has done in her past it still doesn't give anyone the right to hop right on this forum and write shit about the little boy's family while he wasn't even put in the ground yet. Multiple people asked if you guys would stop with all of this while they were preparing for his funeral and while his funeral was going on! You just continued with your resources and bullshit! Still like I said half of this shit on this forum is hearsay when it comes to whether she was holding his hand or not, how close she was to him. No one knows until the video comes out and the cops see for themselves! I don't want to see your bullshit cause you are VERY DISRESPECTFUL and you should be ashamed of yourself. Oh I read this bullshit the whole thread. What bothers you people and the reason why you are defensive is because you know i'm right! I can't believe I live in a community that is like this. This was a tragic event, I don't know her or her family but I read the paper, I saw the interview, but no one know's how they would react to something so horrid. You all claim she acted out when her son got ran over and acted out in the emergency room. Who knows what any of you would do if you were in that situation. I'm not saying any of it was right but you are judging her now and in her past. I don't have a clue what was going on with her that day or whether or not she was 1 ft. or 5 ft. away from him, but none of you do either. You all have assumptions to what happened, like I said none of you had a clue. What makes me so damn mad is none of you showed his sister or him any respect during his funeral, you just continued to show your ignorance and you had to make a point running that mouth. I mean does it make you feel big and great that you can get on a computer and hide your identity so that you can write and find resources on people's past? Would it make you feel better to tie this woman to a tree and all of you stone her to death? I mean seriously, you all are very disrespectful and how would you feel if something happened to your child or grandchild and people wrote horrible nasty things about you and your past ON THE INTERNET? It will come back on you one day and bite you in the ass! I bet money on it!
JustMe

Johnson City, TN

#294 Oct 20, 2012
First, and foremost, what kind of respect was she giving her son when she did a tv interview? How long after he was killed did she do that? No self respecting mother would be giving interviews before her babys body is even cold.
Elaine

Columbia, TN

#295 Oct 20, 2012
And wait and see that druggie mom will sue the truck drivers family. And if you think there isnt a lawyer that is low enough to take such a case, you are wrong.......he was born on a mountain top in Tennessee..........

Prayers for the truck driver and his family, and for the deceased little boy and any other children entrusted to that druggie moms care.
So sorry

Lewisburg, TN

#296 Oct 20, 2012
I am reading this today for 1st time. I am so sorry to hear about the truck driver. I agree he was in no way to blame for this such a tragic accident. I only wish I could send him a card and let him know my feelings on the whole thing. Again so sorry and all are in my prayers I will be sending his family a card.
GHEESHHHHHHHH

United States

#297 Oct 20, 2012
not forgotten wrote:
I would never state a rumor in such a sensitive situation. I found this out by a detective that has been close to the situation.
Please understand I've felt such heartbreak for this man since this happened.
Imagine how this man felt. The media let the mother state, this man killed my son on TV, even going as far as calling him a killer. Over 3 times she wanted to mentally torture this man for her mistake on WJHL.
I felt such sorrow for him from the start.
I didn't want to post this, but I wanted people to protest their anger towards the media for letting this mother slander a man that was clearly.....at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
WJHL...I place a piece of the blame on your shoulders!!!!
You are a troublemaker....and a liar...u have some nerve,let me tell you...i would be afraid......VERY AFRAID
blah blah blah

Swannanoa, NC

#298 Oct 20, 2012
JustMe wrote:
First, and foremost, what kind of respect was she giving her son when she did a tv interview? How long after he was killed did she do that? No self respecting mother would be giving interviews before her babys body is even cold.
And... no self respecting human being would run to topix and talk shit about her before his body was even cold!
Say what you will

Bristol, TN

#299 Oct 20, 2012
In the end the truth will come out. People say that its disrespectful to say someone is dead before they are in the ground. News flash it isn't. Also, if she can pass a drug test ill be suprised. Someone who wears a deadhead t shirt and has a drug history shouldn't have had any kids in her care. Unfortunately this is a fact. Say what you will but she chose drugs over her kids several times and people wonder why they are bashing her really? There wouldn't be anything to talk about if ahe would have held the boys hand say what you will if you are walking beside the street and not holding your kids hand is careless and if you let a four year old get away from you is pathetic to say the least. Sorry it's true there is no excuse make them up all you want. A child doesn't know the danger of anything it's the parent's job to protect their children and nuture them because they cannot take care of themselves. Sorry wouldn't have happened if she was doing her job as a parent. RIP both the boy and the driver. It is a horrible thing that could have been avoided easily.
really

United States

#300 Oct 20, 2012
OldTennGranny wrote:
Does anyone have a news link on where this truck driver committed suicide? I cant find anything on it.
Thanks
You won't be able to find anything because the rumor is false. He did not kill himself and I'm sick of the low life people who keep stating this as if they know the truth. They heard the rumor and think just cause they heard it or read it that's it has to be true, and they are just trying to start drama as if the fact that tiffani's negligence caused an innocent baby to get killed isn't bad enough.
really

United States

#301 Oct 20, 2012
OldTennGranny wrote:
Does anyone have a news link on where this truck driver committed suicide? I cant find anything on it.
Thanks
My previous reply to you may have come across as if I was saying u were stating the rumor as fact but that is definately not what I was meaning at all, you were just asking where you could find info to verify if it was true or not. I hope you didn't take it the wrong way. I meant nothing against you at all, just wanted you to know that it was a waste of time to look for proof cause you won't find anything. Then I vented a little about who started the rumor. Lol!!!

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