Family, friends to honor teen killed ...

Family, friends to honor teen killed on LIRR tracks

There are 74 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 27, 2007, titled Family, friends to honor teen killed on LIRR tracks. In it, Newsday reports that:

A memorial mass Wednesday will honor a Garden City teen who was electrocuted while crossing Long Island Rail Road tracks.

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Jerome

Bridgeport, CT

#1 Jun 27, 2007
This girls were pretty trashed when left the party at 1am. After they sue the LIRR (not enough signs warning people to cross at gates only i guess) I wonder if they're going to sue the parents that owned the house where these 16 year old children were drinking??
Dee

Parlin, NJ

#2 Jun 27, 2007
Why do parents allow their children to roam around at midnight. She was only 16. I would not allow my kids out at that time.
GC Resident

United States

#3 Jun 27, 2007
Jerome, Do you know this for a fact??Were you at the party???
all drinking

Islip Terrace, NY

#5 Jun 27, 2007
I heard they were all partying these four girls didnt want a ride home from another parent because they thought they would get into trouble so they walked and now looked one is dead.

Its a shame may she rest in peace.
Jerome

Bridgeport, CT

#6 Jun 27, 2007
GC Resident wrote:
Jerome, Do you know this for a fact??Were you at the party???
Yes I was there. I am over 21, but there were ALOT of under age kids there drinking, in front on ALOT of parents, not just home owners.
just the facts

Denver, CO

#7 Jun 27, 2007
sympathy to the family.

maybe there will be a lesson learned here...a shortcut isn't always the right way...and don't listen to your stupid friends, go with your own gut
Honestly

Mill Neck, NY

#9 Jun 27, 2007
Who walks across the tracks at midnight? Actually, who walks across the tracks at all? Bad actions cause bad consequences...this girl should have known better and I have not one ounce of sympathy for someone so stupid.
Brenda

Berkeley, CA

#10 Jun 27, 2007
This is why they have changed all the LIRR crossings. People do not seem to be able to follow simple signs. They were walking on the tracks illegally. There is an OVERPASS there so that people can walk or drive safely UNDER. Walking on the tracks is stupidity to the max. I asked all my kids (all teens) about this, and they all know smart people DON'T walk on tracks. They've known this from a very young age. No judge should allow ANY lawsuits as this was sheer stupidity on the teen's part. I hope others learn from this, so something good can come out of it.
Bree

Spring Lake, NC

#12 Jun 27, 2007
why can't you people post something nice instead of "why was she out so late, where were her parents" SHUT UP!! Jackie you will be missed and always loved no matter what. Your an angel now along with your mother. watch over those who care about you.
rest in peace.
Interesting

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jun 27, 2007
Dee wrote:
Why do parents allow their children to roam around at midnight. She was only 16. I would not allow my kids out at that time.
Post #1 has the answer

Additionally, based on a number of posts to the original story when it first came out, 16-year olds out at that hour is normal. Similarly, some find nothing wrong with 15-year old girls getting pregnant.
Top Notch Science

East Hampton, NY

#14 Jun 27, 2007
honestly, Jackie just died. Oh No, Not A Wind!! what was a 16-year old doing walking around at midnight? And what the f was a bus doing on the parkway. The world is out of control.
Dirty Sanchez

Jamaica, NY

#15 Jun 27, 2007
The Church Lady wrote:
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Have you ever made a error in judgement...you ignorant slut
Church Lady, that is pretty harsh.
Islander Abroad

United States

#22 Jun 27, 2007
Dee wrote:
Why do parents allow their children to roam around at midnight. She was only 16. I would not allow my kids out at that time.
There is something you might not be aware of: 16 year olds are people.

This means that there are only so many restrictions you can place on them. Being raised by your own parents I'm sure (or at least hope) that you remember that you had free will and were not expected to follow everything they said to the letter.

Accidents sadly enough, do happen.

There is no - and I mean absolutely no - greater nightmare for a parent than having to bury their child. The grief is beyond all conceivable measure.

My condolences the family of this young girl.
TODD SCHUSTER

New York, NY

#23 Jun 27, 2007
CONDOLENCES T TE VINCENT FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER JACKIE. HOPEFULLY A LESSON LEARNED COMES OUT OF THIS THAT TEENAGERS SHOULD NOT BE ON TRAIN TRACKS. TOO RISKY A SITUATION & THIS IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF THEY'RE NOT CAREFUL. LETHAL CONSEQUENCES. RIP JACKIE. P.S. TO JEROME A LOT IS TWO WORDS, NOT ONE. NOT THE PLACE TO CORRECT A SPELLING ERROR BUT JUST TO CLARIFY.
my prayers to family

West Milford, NJ

#24 Jun 27, 2007
it is amazing that so many people live such perfect lives where everything fits into place and nothing goes wrong. or is it that you people would never admit it. it is easy to put others down when no one can actually see how you live.
to those whose children are perfect... wow! or is it that you only know what they tell you. are you actually there to see what they are really doing regardless of the time that it is happening. i didnt think so.
to those that have no sympathy for the family for their horrific loss of a child. poo to you.
my condolences to the family and friends of this young girl.
Dirty Sanchez

Jamaica, NY

#25 Jun 27, 2007
The Church Lady wrote:
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Hey Dirty, sorry, just in a really bad mood, my roids are killing me today!
Have you ever considered having them lasered off?
Florida

Spartanburg, SC

#27 Jun 27, 2007
Condolences to the family.
Sick of you

Warren, NJ

#29 Jun 27, 2007
She was drinking --- so she deserved to die
She was out at midnight -- so she deserved to die
She was crossing the tracks -- so she deserved to die
Her father let her stay out late -- for that she deserved to die

Listen to yourselves !!! this about sums up what your saying !!! Im sorry but I dont think death was a fair punishment for her crimes. I know she shouldnt have crossed the tracks, but she did. may others learn for her actions so that her death will not be in vain. DOnt be so quick to judge, you may not feel the same way if it was your daughter.
Deb

Westbury, NY

#30 Jun 27, 2007
Jerome wrote:
This girls were pretty trashed when left the party at 1am. After they sue the LIRR (not enough signs warning people to cross at gates only i guess) I wonder if they're going to sue the parents that owned the house where these 16 year old children were drinking??
Well Jerome, perhaps she tripped because the flux capacitor she was carrying was too heavy. She must have had it with her because that would be why she left a party "trashed" at 1am and tripped over the rail at 12:20am.
Dirty Sanchez

Jamaica, NY

#31 Jun 27, 2007
crack pipe wrote:
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No dirty sanchez for the church lady.
Sucks for The Church Lady!

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