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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Birdman

Kingsport, TN

#443 Oct 24, 2012
OMG2 wrote:
<quoted text>Can you please state your source or link or something that can put this rumor or reality to rest?
I have searched Bristol Herald Courier Obits and Tri-Cities and I can't find anything related to a Terry Kyte.
MONEY

Kingsport, TN

#444 Oct 24, 2012
If I had any money personally I would give it ALL to the driver! I heard that he was not only the driver but the owner of the company =(...what about his family! You know that he was affected by this which in turns affects HIS family! Bills don't wait and I would hate for him and his family to suffer more because of this accident! I've heard stories about where the little boy's family lives and everyone sending them money BUT we as a community need to find out the driver's address so we can send him if nothing else a card to let him know that we are praying for everyone involved wiether it was a witness, him, the boys family or the police etc.

Since: Oct 12

Johnson City, TN

#445 Oct 24, 2012
MONEY wrote:
If I had any money personally I would give it ALL to the driver! I heard that he was not only the driver but the owner of the company =(...what about his family! You know that he was affected by this which in turns affects HIS family! Bills don't wait and I would hate for him and his family to suffer more because of this accident! I've heard stories about where the little boy's family lives and everyone sending them money BUT we as a community need to find out the driver's address so we can send him if nothing else a card to let him know that we are praying for everyone involved wiether it was a witness, him, the boys family or the police etc.
AGREED
address

United States

#446 Oct 24, 2012
MONEY wrote:
If I had any money personally I would give it ALL to the driver! I heard that he was not only the driver but the owner of the company =(...what about his family! You know that he was affected by this which in turns affects HIS family! Bills don't wait and I would hate for him and his family to suffer more because of this accident! I've heard stories about where the little boy's family lives and everyone sending them money BUT we as a community need to find out the driver's address so we can send him if nothing else a card to let him know that we are praying for everyone involved wiether it was a witness, him, the boys family or the police etc.
The address of kyte construction which is the company that terry ownes is 306 Laura Land Bristol TN 37620 and I'm sure anything sent there would get to him and/or his family. That may even be his home address as many construction businesses use their home address as their business address. Just thought I would share that info since some of us may be interested in sending a card or $ or whatever. I think it's a great idea as he needs to know that this community stands behind him, supports him, and in no way think that this tradegy is his fault.
Awareness

Johnson City, TN

#447 Oct 24, 2012
Absolutely agree. The posts on a local news site led me to follow up on this sad story, and I really feel for the driver. Here he is working and running a business, and in a single moment...well, we can fill in the rest. Poor child, poor driver.
loved ones

United States

#448 Oct 24, 2012
Awareness wrote:
Absolutely agree. The posts on a local news site led me to follow up on this sad story, and I really feel for the driver. Here he is working and running a business, and in a single moment...well, we can fill in the rest. Poor child, poor driver.
It really makes u think about how fragile life is and how everything, and I mean everything can change in literally the blink of an eye. I know it makes me appreciate my family and my little boy even more, and I won't let either of my loved ones leave without a kiss and telling them I love them as you NEVER know when it may be the last, and I hate to think that I may have been in too much of a rush or something and that be the last time I see them alive. So with all that in mind, don't EVER let life tie you up so much that you neglect to take those few extra second to show your loved ones how much you love them, and make a promise to yourself and your family to never take anyone/anything for granted because it can all change in the blink of an eye. Also, let's all make a concious effert to pay a little more attention while driving or walking anywhere, because that little bit of extra effort could save someone's life, or yours and prevent tragedies like this one from affecting family/friends/witnesses/EMS/p olice for the rest of their lives!!!!
A Friend

Bristol, VA

#449 Oct 24, 2012
Pissedoffmom wrote:
Driver did commit suicide on sat evening. Family just made arrangements today. Very sad. He was a good man who felt tremendous guilt for this accident. We (his family). Learned today that the mother was high. Proof being her toxicology tests results. Such a shame. Now two lives are on her hands.
<quoted text>
****TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN!**** THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THAT YOU PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS ABOUT A MAN YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW! To whoever is claiming to be his family, you must be very distant or a FLAT OUT LIAR!! HE IS ALIVE AND WELL AT HOME WITH HIS REAL FAMILY!! So please if you are reading this stop this rumor. PLEASE STOP THIS TERRIBLE RUMOR AND LET HIM BE!!! Thank You
loved ones

United States

#450 Oct 24, 2012
A Friend wrote:
<quoted text>
****TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN!**** THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THAT YOU PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS ABOUT A MAN YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW! To whoever is claiming to be his family, you must be very distant or a FLAT OUT LIAR!! HE IS ALIVE AND WELL AT HOME WITH HIS REAL FAMILY!! So please if you are reading this stop this rumor. PLEASE STOP THIS TERRIBLE RUMOR AND LET HIM BE!!! Thank You
Well said and thank you. I have tried my best to stop this rumor but I can only do so much and anyone that mentions it is quickly corrected by me.
A Friend

Bristol, VA

#451 Oct 24, 2012
loved ones wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said and thank you. I have tried my best to stop this rumor but I can only do so much and anyone that mentions it is quickly corrected by me.
THANK YOU! We are trying to do the same.
Just wondering

Elizabethton, TN

#452 Oct 24, 2012
Life2us wrote:
<quoted text>
They did one on the kids in the Valley Forge wreck too. I think they do them if they find drugs involved or in the mothers system. But thats only what I think...cant say thats true.
in Tennessee autopsies are required in some cases such as accidents, suspected homicides and suicides, as well as infant deaths, pregnant women and any reported broken bones.
what tha

Camden, SC

#453 Oct 24, 2012
A Friend wrote:
<quoted text>
THANK YOU! We are trying to do the same.
Mr.Kyte and family...may THE PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING cover all of you...my heart has been weighed by how Mr Kyte is dealing..You sir (Mr Kyte) deserve the rest your mind and body need. i don't know you but you sir are in my thoughts and prayers constantly right now! Josh is in a better SAFER place...i say Mr Kyte deserves the same protection we as people can provide as josh has the ultimate protection now! GOD BLESS YOU MR. KYTE!
what tha

Camden, SC

#454 Oct 24, 2012
what tha wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr.Kyte and family...may THE PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING cover all of you...my heart has been weighed by how Mr Kyte is dealing..You sir (Mr Kyte) deserve the rest your mind and body need. i don't know you but you sir are in my thoughts and prayers constantly right now! Josh is in a better SAFER place...i say Mr Kyte deserves the same protection we as people can provide as josh has the ultimate protection now! GOD BLESS YOU MR. KYTE!
What a man who can go through the motions he had to that awful day! So have the accident,to try to help at the scene,to take the tongue lashing mother love gave on sight, to go for immediate drug test,questioning, and dealing with it at home with his own family.....all i can say is WHAT A MAN! AGAIN PEACE BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MR. KYTE!
Relieved

Jonesborough, TN

#455 Oct 24, 2012
I do not know Mr.Kyte or anyone that was involved in this tragic accident,but my heart has been heavy at hearing the rumor he commmited suicided I am relieved to hear that it was just an awful rumor & that he is well with his family.Might I also add accidents happen daily we the people & especially parents but do everything in our power to try to prevent them.I am saddened a child lost his life & my heart goes out to all his family,but may they find comfort in knowing he is in a much better place now.Blaming everyone will not bring him back.No matter how much we wish we could we can't rewind time.It could have been anyone of us in the wrong place at the wrong time who hit this child this is why we don't let kids cross the road without holding their hand or better yet carrying them across.I am not blaming anyone just stating my opinion on this matter.Again I am glad Mr.Kyte is alive & well I have prayed for him ever since this tragedy happened.
OMG3

United States

#456 Oct 25, 2012
Dear Mr. Kyte,
I don't know if you read topix personally but I just wanted to let you know that you are in NO WAY responsible for anything that has happened. I know saying this doesn't make you feel any better. I just want to be sure that you know that ALMOST EVERYONE has your back on this and is praying for you/ with you the whole step of thr way. Little Joshua is in Heaven right now smiling down on you, no doubt. Heaven has gained a wonderful little angel. No one is to blamed but Tiffani Holston. Whether she was on drugs, on the phone, chasing a dog, or whatever other excuse can be thrown out there the bottom line is..she should have been holding Joshua's hand crossing that road. No one can be held responsible for this other than her. Not you, the judges, the courts, or even every single person in Carter Co. Whether on her side or not.. No one can take back what SHE LET HAPPEN by NOT PAYING ATTENTION. Rest easy Josh. We're all thinking about you and we're all hoping that your time of justice will take place in the near future. Mr Kyte, please realize that you are a kinf hearted man and very obviously loved by MANY. You too, will get your time of justice and the horrible things Tiffani said to/about you will just be a horrible memory that everyone knows isn't true. Were all praying for you, Mr. Kyte!!
OMG3

United States

#457 Oct 25, 2012
Sorry everyone, my spelling and typing was horrible in that last post. I'm on my phone instead of an actual computer...
OMG3

Knoxville, TN

#458 Oct 25, 2012
Mom that was on Suboxone wrote:
<quoted text>
For you Deadbeat who is uneducated about Suboxone... You do not get JUICED on suboxone. Suboxone is a maintance drug the helps curve the withdrawls from opiods. Suboxone does not make you HIGH in ANY way. If she was on Suboxone she was seeking help for addiction. All suboxone patients are closely monitored by doctors. If you fail drug tests they are required to remove you from the program. As a Suboxone patient you are required to attend NA/AA meetings and submit to random drug screens and pill or strip counts. You have till end of the business day to go for your random count and drug test. If she was on Suboxone she was trying to get help. It does not make you feel high in any way. Only prevents sickness! Oh and it also contains Naloxone which is a opiate blocker so you can't feel opiods.
Not trying to be the person on here jut to cause fights.. But you CAN get high on Suboxone. I know many IGNORANT people who take Suboxone just to get that high for a few minutes. Then they're sick for days. It is SUPPOSED to be used to help stop drug use as said earlier in your post. But not everyone uses things the way they are supposed to be used unfortunately..
what tha

Camden, SC

#459 Oct 25, 2012
OMG3 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not trying to be the person on here jut to cause fights.. But you CAN get high on Suboxone. I know many IGNORANT people who take Suboxone just to get that high for a few minutes. Then they're sick for days. It is SUPPOSED to be used to help stop drug use as said earlier in your post. But not everyone uses things the way they are supposed to be used unfortunately..
Soooo glad people are seeing there is another life still here grieving! idk Mr Kyte but man has he consumed my heart...im glad some of you have followed and seek out comfort for him and his family! thanks to those who are in agreement with me lets keep showing Mr Kyte the support he deserves!:)
Just an Afterthought

Johnson City, TN

#460 Oct 25, 2012
I know it was done with good intentions, but I think in the future before you post someone's information, as far as their address, etc. perhaps it would be better to get their permission ahead of time and make sure they are OK with it.
I know everyone wants to let the driver know that everyone here supports him and his behind him and that is great..but, some people are very private and may not want their contact information given out on here...especially given the reputation the topix forum has.
I'm not saying that is the case in this situation. I do not know.
but considering that somebody came on here claiming he committed suicide and that rumor spread all over the county...I even heard it in the grocery store...He may not be too keen on either discussions about him on here or his contact info published.
If you do write him, I think it would be nice to include an apology for the false rumors that were spread about him.
Being in the Bristol area, I highly doubt he was too familiar with topix. Carter and Unicoi are the main topix users in this area. However, I'm sure if he wasn't familar with topix, he is now.
I'm not trying to jump on anyone, I just think we all need to think ahead of time before we post things before jumping too quickly..especially when you are using someone's name or referring to them personally and remember to respect the privacy of others.
what tha

Camden, SC

#461 Oct 25, 2012
what in gods name is everyone of these idiotic views of suboxen have to do with or in any way help this situation!?!?! Alot of the problem in THIS area! substitution of drugs one for the other. PLEASE MAKE A SEPARATE AREA FOR OPINIONS ON SUBOXEN!
what tha

Camden, SC

#462 Oct 25, 2012
Just an Afterthought wrote:
I know it was done with good intentions, but I think in the future before you post someone's information, as far as their address, etc. perhaps it would be better to get their permission ahead of time and make sure they are OK with it.
I know everyone wants to let the driver know that everyone here supports him and his behind him and that is great..but, some people are very private and may not want their contact information given out on here...especially given the reputation the topix forum has.
I'm not saying that is the case in this situation. I do not know.
but considering that somebody came on here claiming he committed suicide and that rumor spread all over the county...I even heard it in the grocery store...He may not be too keen on either discussions about him on here or his contact info published.
If you do write him, I think it would be nice to include an apology for the false rumors that were spread about him.
Being in the Bristol area, I highly doubt he was too familiar with topix. Carter and Unicoi are the main topix users in this area. However, I'm sure if he wasn't familar with topix, he is now.
I'm not trying to jump on anyone, I just think we all need to think ahead of time before we post things before jumping too quickly..especially when you are using someone's name or referring to them personally and remember to respect the privacy of others.
agreed! although i also agree it is in the phone book as a business.......i do think his permission she be granted and not just that if u have the info just go ahead and send what you feel you can :)

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