Red Bluff boy dies

Full story: Red Bluff Daily News

DAVIS Donald Jay Allen Ledford, the 10-yearold Red Bluff boy who was pinned under a truck on Aloha Street last Tuesday evening, was taken off life support and died late Saturday evening, a Red Bluff Police Department release said.
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Kathy Clark in Red Bluff

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Apr 21, 2009
 
So it is still under investigation? To the Ledford family God Bless you in this time of sorrow.
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Apr 21, 2009
 
how sad!! will there be a fund set up to help this family? aloha will continue to be a speedway with disreguard for speed sighns and stop sighns..i still watch people speed down aloha..rest in peace donald and my prayers are with his loving family..
family of donald

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Apr 21, 2009
 
I just really wanted to thank everybody for your love support and prayers we want everybody to know what a great kid donald is i know there has been coments about him not having a helmet but he never left home without his helmet we dont understand why this day he didnt have it but the doctors has said that even with the helmet the outcome would have been the same because the truck was laying on his chest and he couldnt get air to the brain we have lost a great son and we love and miss him so very much this is the hardest thing we will ever face THANKS AGAIN TO ALL FOR YOUR LOVE SUPPORT AND PRAYERS
the family of donald

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Apr 21, 2009
 
we have lived in red bluff for many years and this town and people have been great and really helping at such a hard time like this THANKS FOR ALL YOUR LOVE SUPPORT AND PRAYERS
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Apr 21, 2009
 
Kathy Clark in Red Bluff wrote:
So it is still under investigation? To the Ledford family God Bless you in this time of sorrow.
No it is no longer being investigated.
ldandrea

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Apr 21, 2009
 
nancy wrote:
how sad!! will there be a fund set up to help this family? aloha will continue to be a speedway with disreguard for speed sighns and stop sighns..i still watch people speed down aloha..rest in peace donald and my prayers are with his loving family..
I am going to start taking plate numbers from now on, and have asked others to as well. There is nothing we can do to change what happened to Donald, but in his memory we can help to prevent this again by reporting this because it needs to stop. There is a fund set up by the church of Staceys parents, someone said it is Gateway Baptist Church red bluff,ca. Maybe we can get our own chrches involved as well to help the fun, or start one?
Kathy Clark in Red Bluff

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Apr 21, 2009
 
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I am going to start taking plate numbers from now on, and have asked others to as well. There is nothing we can do to change what happened to Donald, but in his memory we can help to prevent this again by reporting this because it needs to stop. There is a fund set up by the church of Staceys parents, someone said it is Gateway Baptist Church red bluff,ca. Maybe we can get our own chrches involved as well to help the fun, or start one?
So far since this has happened I have seen 3 people talking on their cell phones and 3 drivers texting while driving. I don't go very far when I drive but this has been so far. Will it really do any good to get license numbers? Will it help? Will the law really enforce these laws? I live on Walnut St and just sitting here typing cars are racing by and dont even stop at this stop sign or they peel out from it. What can be done?
Kathy Clark in Red Bluff

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Apr 21, 2009
 
family of donald wrote:
I just really wanted to thank everybody for your love support and prayers we want everybody to know what a great kid donald is i know there has been coments about him not having a helmet but he never left home without his helmet we dont understand why this day he didnt have it but the doctors has said that even with the helmet the outcome would have been the same because the truck was laying on his chest and he couldnt get air to the brain we have lost a great son and we love and miss him so very much this is the hardest thing we will ever face THANKS AGAIN TO ALL FOR YOUR LOVE SUPPORT AND PRAYERS
I'm so sorry for your loss of Donald. This was an awful thing to have happen to you and your family. I'm praying for you all. I prayed so hard for him to be ok.
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Apr 21, 2009
 
we also need to keep a very close eye on our kids! i live on aloha and after this happen has made me pay even more attention!! make sure they always have a helmet and try and teach them to be safe!! its a 2 part problem, one help and make sure the kids are safe, and 2 find a way to slow down aloha speedway!! we need to bad together as a community to help slow down the crazy drivers! the city wont do anything about it, already tried!!
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Apr 21, 2009
 
lone ranger wrote:
<quoted text>put speed bumps in, get all the people to put in a red light sign a petition, hello kathy, tonto misses you
wonderful idea!! lets get a pettion together Jackson and Aloha Need a signal, also jackson and luther rd, where else? we should put a list together!
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Apr 21, 2009
 
rob your right nothing has ever been done about the speeders on aloha ive tried three times with phone calls and emails to the police dept..i can write licence numbers down but all im doing is wasting paper..
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Apr 21, 2009
 
Did i miss something so far, everyone is talking about cell phones and speed... did you all read something into the article the press did not publish like "facts"? No cell was involved or speed was mentioned in any of the press releases? Our thoughts and prayer's both go out all person's this tragedy has touched.
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Apr 21, 2009
 
we are trying to put together a trust fund to help with services for donald if anybody would like to help please let me know thank you very much
Kathy Clark in Red Bluff

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Apr 21, 2009
 
lone ranger wrote:
<quoted text>put speed bumps in, get all the people to put in a red light sign a petition, hello kathy, tonto misses you
Aww miss tonto too. I wish we could do some thing about speeding and also cell phones I see every one on them all the time. What happened to the law. I bet if I was on one and driving I'd be busted.
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Kathy Clark in Red Bluff wrote:
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So far since this has happened I have seen 3 people talking on their cell phones and 3 drivers texting while driving. I don't go very far when I drive but this has been so far. Will it really do any good to get license numbers? Will it help? Will the law really enforce these laws? I live on Walnut St and just sitting here typing cars are racing by and dont even stop at this stop sign or they peel out from it. What can be done?
I know it is hard, people just do not listen, there are reasons for the laws. But an officer has to respond to a report. They can pretend they do not know about it, but they have to respond to a complaint, and someone reporting a crime. I know what you mean though the majority just do not care to listen.
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Apr 21, 2009
 
I have a kid at Matteer and River discovery school, I saw the police on full force today. I am pretty sure the police are aware of the problems with drivers not paying attention and kids during peak hours. The police where ''EVERYWHERE'' today. Good call on the petition Art. All we need is someone to facilitate the petition and present the case to the city. I donít think we will have a problem with that considering that a little girl was killed at aloha and Jackson thus causing the city to put in the 4-way stop signs many years ago. I feel it's long overdue to put stop lights there. To the family of Donald, I am so sorry for your loss, I cried my eyes out when I heard that he passed, and I know there is a special place in heaven for our children. We just never know the right words in this kind of tragedy.

Kenny Clark
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Apr 21, 2009
 
My best to the families in this time of sorrow,hopefully this will be a wake up call for the city.Stoplights are needed at Aloha and Jackson as well as Luther and Jackson.

The cell phone tickets alone will help pay for the lights.How about RBPD let's put an effort into cell phone drivers I to see it everywhere all the time it could be a good income for the city.Also stop sign runners try the one at So. Jackson and Crosby I do see PD there once in a great while.
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Apr 21, 2009
 
omg. im am sooo sorry!!! i would die. my neice was crying to me saying that was her frind that was in her class. it made me start to cry too.
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what wrote:
Did i miss something so far, everyone is talking about cell phones and speed... did you all read something into the article the press did not publish like "facts"? No cell was involved or speed was mentioned in any of the press releases? Our thoughts and prayer's both go to all person's this tragedy has touched.
The only thing that was put out in the media was the drivers story, and what she said happened. Nobody has ever put out anything about the statement of the boys teenage brother who was an eye witness, and unfortunately had too see it happen. There are a few people adding comments that she was not on a phone and not speeding, but you go drive down Aloha street at the posted speed of 25, and hit your brakes. You will stop, there will not be long brake marks, I mean it is obvious she did not brake every bone in his body driving 25 mph. The whole media version is so obviously bias. People often question the media, because it is widely know that they often make errors. Since when did the press become the most reliable source?
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Red Bluff born and raised wrote:
I have a kid at Matteer and River discovery school, I saw the police on full force today. I am pretty sure the police are aware of the problems with drivers not paying attention and kids during peak hours. The police where ''EVERYWHERE'' today. Good call on the petition Art. All we need is someone to facilitate the petition and present the case to the city. I donít think we will have a problem with that considering that a little girl was killed at aloha and Jackson thus causing the city to put in the 4-way stop signs many years ago. I feel it's long overdue to put stop lights there. To the family of Donald, I am so sorry for your loss, I cried my eyes out when I heard that he passed, and I know there is a special place in heaven for our children. We just never know the right words in this kind of tragedy.
Kenny Clark
I agree a petition is probably the only way to get anything done.

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