Police: Speed was factor in fatal car...

Police: Speed was factor in fatal car crash Sunday

There are 58 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 9, 2008, titled Police: Speed was factor in fatal car crash Sunday. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

State police believe speed was a factor in the Sunday night car accident that killed two Gloucester residents and sent two brothers to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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John

Williamsburg, VA

#1 Jan 9, 2008
Too many young people are dying on the roads of Gloucester County.
Gloucester resident

United States

#2 Jan 9, 2008
I hope some parents in this town learn something from this-
children learn by example,if Mom or Dad do not wear seat belts their kids usually don't
Mom and dad drink and drive kids do
Mom and Dad smoke kids do
I am not saying parents are always to blame(so don't go B chn.)
What I am saying saying is parents think before you do things!
And Gloucester needs to get their police dept.some toughness not good ol boy crap-like "I know your mom and dad don't drive so fast -that is bull give them a ticket -make them give up their hard earned money!It might save their lives.
This whole town is full of narrow curvy tree lined roads everyone needs to slow down KIDS AND ADULTS
Cledus

AOL

#3 Jan 9, 2008
Gloucester resident wrote:
I hope some parents in this town learn something from this-
children learn by example,if Mom or Dad do not wear seat belts their kids usually don't
Mom and dad drink and drive kids do
Mom and Dad smoke kids do
I am not saying parents are always to blame(so don't go B chn.)
What I am saying saying is parents think before you do things!
And Gloucester needs to get their police dept.some toughness not good ol boy crap-like "I know your mom and dad don't drive so fast -that is bull give them a ticket -make them give up their hard earned money!It might save their lives.
This whole town is full of narrow curvy tree lined roads everyone needs to slow down KIDS AND ADULTS
Now is not the time to be preaching
it is a time for healing prayer,
LET the families grieve without your advice please, Close your eyes and pray for them and PREACH later. Stop
your b-chn. I know the parents of Brice and he and his brother were their life and they are heart broken.
They have lost their son and you want to start blaming parents. Get real, just because a parent wears a seat belt does not mean the child will no matter what you preach. And
many a teenager smokes and the parent does not. I do not smoke now, but I did and enjoyed it. But neither of my parents smoked. Stop blaming parents, and leave these poor families alone, this should be a place to leave kind spiritual ,
messages of comfort.
And giving them a ticket will not always slow them down, we don't know what happened that night.
But please keep your preaching for your children these parents do not need this right now.
My children are grown, but you can not be with them all the time.
And I have seen grownups drive worse
than teenagers and cause accidents.
Cledus

AOL

#4 Jan 9, 2008
P.S.
I have many friends, who like us, do not drink and certainly do not drink and drive, but several have had children reveive a DUI>
SO don't go there, just close your eyes and pray for them.
Do not judge lest you be judged.
ONly God judges
Find a way in your heart to do something nice for one of these families or do something in their
childs memory instead of preaching right now.
Cledus

AOL

#5 Jan 9, 2008
John wrote:
Too many young people are dying on the roads of Gloucester County.
Too many dying everywhere, not just in Gloucester County. Read other areas.
Jaclyn

Eaton Rapids, MI

#6 Jan 9, 2008
I will forever be loved and missed Brice you were truely an amazing person!
John

Williamsburg, VA

#7 Jan 9, 2008
True kids are dying everywhere, but if you look at the population density in other areas versus Gloucester the ratio is much higher.
Cledus

AOL

#8 Jan 9, 2008
I guess you are right.
It just breaks your heart.Especially when you know the family.

God Bless them
And may God watch over all of them and help them get through this .

God Bless
Whatever

Newport News, VA

#9 Jan 9, 2008
Gloucester resident wrote:
I hope some parents in this town learn something from this-
children learn by example,if Mom or Dad do not wear seat belts their kids usually don't
Mom and dad drink and drive kids do
Mom and Dad smoke kids do
I am not saying parents are always to blame(so don't go B chn.)
What I am saying saying is parents think before you do things!
And Gloucester needs to get their police dept.some toughness not good ol boy crap-like "I know your mom and dad don't drive so fast -that is bull give them a ticket -make them give up their hard earned money!It might save their lives.
This whole town is full of narrow curvy tree lined roads everyone needs to slow down KIDS AND ADULTS
What do the parents have to do with a 25 year old driver crashing his car and killing two passengers? What lesson do you propose this will teach the parents? They haven't stated that alcohol was a factor. They said speed was a factor.
And how many people get speeding tickets, pay the fine and still continue to speed? How many habitual speeders do you think are out there that received tickets and still do it? I have got to tell you, quite a few. At this point, pray for the families involved, regardless of fault.
Gloucester

Gloucester, VA

#10 Jan 9, 2008
Too many young lives taken in car accidents in Gloucester and elsewhere. Very sad.
Ann Harwood

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#11 Jan 9, 2008
Michelle, Jamie, Chris and extended family:
I am so sorry about the comments some have chosen to post here. People want to take a tragedy such as this and turn it into a personal issue. This is not the time nor the place to be placing blame on others. Our community has lost some wonderful teens and young adults in the past few years. May you find strength and comfort in the days ahead as you remember how wonderful Brice was. He was a lucky young man to have such a loving family. I will continue to pray for you as I have done since the accident occured.
a freind of the west

AOL

#12 Jan 9, 2008
people, i just dont understand yall. blaming this and blaming that. there is no need in it. i feel bad for all the familys and what they are going threw. ive seen it. yes, its also effecting me because im a part of that family. your hearts and prayers should be with each one of the familys to give them strength to move on.

Since: Dec 07

Newport News

#13 Jan 9, 2008
My sincere sympathy to the families. I lost my son last year in an accident so I truly know what you're going through. I pray that you find peace in the midst of this storm. I wish those who choose to leave a comment would consider the grieving families. How about some comforting words and encouragement? Their hearts are broken and their lives torn apart by this tragedy.
its possible

United States

#14 Jan 9, 2008
May God Bless you and keep you in your time of need.
Gloucester teacher

Davenport, FL

#15 Jan 9, 2008
I want to tell the families of all these young people that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. There is no way to ease the pain of this tragedy. Please know that many people are mourning with you and remembering your children in a positive way. They will always be missed.
new 2 gloucester

York, SC

#16 Jan 9, 2008
I moved to the Gloucester area 2 yrs ago,I have always lived in the city.. I can't believe the speed limit is 55 mph on a lot of these back roads.. they are sharpe turns curvy and very dangerous.. some of us people have a hard time seeing at night.. No one can change what has happened to these people but we can look out for others n the future
by being careful
BayBee

United States

#17 Jan 9, 2008
new 2 gloucester wrote:
I moved to the Gloucester area 2 yrs ago,I have always lived in the city.. I can't believe the speed limit is 55 mph on a lot of these back roads.. they are sharpe turns curvy and very dangerous.. some of us people have a hard time seeing at night.. No one can change what has happened to these people but we can look out for others n the future
by being careful
You are exactly right. I drove some Gloucester roads yesterday and although I slowed down some others I drove what I felt was safe. I don't think anyone here is out to blame anyone for the accidents--they are ACCIDENTS. However it would honor those who have been killed and injured if everyone, in their memory, drove a little slower and safer.
Comehere

Gloucester, VA

#18 Jan 9, 2008
As long as people in Gloucester think that all of these accidents just happen and are the work of God, they will continue to happen at an alarming rate. All of the accidents by young people in Gloucester county recently have been the result of drinking, speeding, or people not wearing their seatbelts. Yes, accidents do happen, but this is ridiculous.
Kim

Gloucester, VA

#19 Jan 9, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with every family involved. This is repeated so often in this county. I think we as a community need to come together and educate our young drivers about what happens when you drive excessive speeds. Everytime this happens we sit back and do nothing about it. We allowed someone to come to the high school and talk to our kids about organ donation, but we can't have people who have experienced this first hand and have a wonderful message to share with our kids. There are plenty of speakers out there that can come talk to our young people. If they save one life it will be worth it. We are not doing our young adults any justice if we continue to not talk about why we over and over again have to bury the young adults of this county. I would love for someone maybe the daily press could do a story and investigate why we seem to have so many deadly car accidents in the county and how it compares to other rural counties. Someone needs to step up to the plate and speak for our children. My heart breaks a little more each time, watching the families suffering and feeling their pain. We have lost so many young adults since 1998 it brings chills to my spine. Wonderful young adults like Travis Marshall, Shannon Heywood, Jeremy Garcia, Kenny Parks, Archie Williams, Corey Leonard, Jamie Carmine, Robbie Harwood, Sean McNulty, Everett Rich, Autumn West, and Brice Harris. I'm sure I have forgotten some but it brings back so many memories to think of each of them and their families who will never be the same. I often think of what they could have been if they had been given a second chance or what they would say to us if they could. God Bless
Marie

AOL

#20 Jan 9, 2008
Eat Pray Love wrote:
My sincere sympathy to the families. I lost my son last year in an accident so I truly know what you're going through. I pray that you find peace in the midst of this storm. I wish those who choose to leave a comment would consider the grieving families. How about some comforting words and encouragement? Their hearts are broken and their lives torn apart by this tragedy.
I am truly sorry you lost your son
I will keep you in my prayers and on
my prayer list. I have a grown son and daughter and could not imagine losing them or the pain. May God continue to keep you in his loving care.
God Bless

GOd Bless all families and friends
of these young people.

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