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security 7

Richmond, VA

#22 Jan 1, 2010
People do like to debate, it shows where they stand. I don't think anyone wants to bring further grief to your family. This is an open forum and it is designed for those that are not so easily offended. We do know this, "all things work together for the good to them that love the Lord."
May your family be totally comforted by the Spirit of the Living God. Be blessed now and forever more.
Berny

Newark, NJ

#23 Jan 1, 2010
poor little rich kid wrote:
this is what happens when parents care more about making money and acquiring material things, than paying attention to their kid's needs. Hope the family of Goode sues Sickals family for all they are worth (they are loaded). Cant replace the little girls dad but may make life a little easier for her. I have no doubt Sickal's family money will get him the best lawyer in the state and get leniency for their son.
first off he doesn't have money like that so shows how much you kno..stay up my man I love you
you'll get through it thoughts go out to the victim and their family. A tragedy happened and all yall can talk about is killing Sickal shouldn't yall be trying to learn something from this and stop deaths?
security 7

Richmond, VA

#24 Jan 1, 2010
Berny wrote:
<quoted text> first off he doesn't have money like that so shows how much you kno..stay up my man I love you
you'll get through it thoughts go out to the victim and their family. A tragedy happened and all yall can talk about is killing Sickal shouldn't yall be trying to learn something from this and stop deaths?
When this thing comes to your own front door step, then your tune changes. As long as it happens to someone else, we don't give a kitty. If the "eye for an eye and a tooth for tooth" applies he should be done away with. But, oh thank God for His amazing Grace. It's not justice that he wants but rather grace & mercy. Hopefully, this young boy will turn his life around and be a better benefit to society. God forgives, so why don't we.
yeahyeahyeah

Hopewell, VA

#25 Jan 1, 2010
i don't know either side but who in their right mind drives on New Years eve or the first hours after any holiday ? Irresponsibility is on behalf of both drivers . And i'm sure daddy could have done something besides getting rammed head-on . he was probably seeing a payday that he thought he was going to walk away from , because he knew it wasn't going to be his fault . he gambled and took him and his little girl on the ride , he lost and she will get a better christmas next year minus the begging her daddy for a nickel . two tears in a bucket , a black conservative .
security 7

Richmond, VA

#26 Jan 1, 2010
yeahyeahyeah wrote:
i don't know either side but who in their right mind drives on New Years eve or the first hours after any holiday ? Irresponsibility is on behalf of both drivers . And i'm sure daddy could have done something besides getting rammed head-on . he was probably seeing a payday that he thought he was going to walk away from , because he knew it wasn't going to be his fault . he gambled and took him and his little girl on the ride , he lost and she will get a better christmas next year minus the begging her daddy for a nickel . two tears in a bucket , a black conservative .
You are very sick in the head. How dare you to imply that a mans life is worth nothing more than a plug nickel. For shame to insult an denigrate a whole family that you don't even know. You are the "worst person" in the whole world and yes you have also earned the coveted title of being a pinhead. Don't even crawl back under a rock, because the rock don't like you either.
Terri- Va

United States

#27 Jan 1, 2010
yeahyeahyeah wrote:
i don't know either side but who in their right mind drives on New Years eve or the first hours after any holiday ? Irresponsibility is on behalf of both drivers . And i'm sure daddy could have done something besides getting rammed head-on . he was probably seeing a payday that he thought he was going to walk away from , because he knew it wasn't going to be his fault . he gambled and took him and his little girl on the ride , he lost and she will get a better christmas next year minus the begging her daddy for a nickel . two tears in a bucket , a black conservative .
This is the most unbelievable thing I've ever heard in my entire life, and I've heard and lived through some s***. You deserve what comes around...
This is my last post. Have a nice life. My uncle won't..nor my cousin
Sister--Norfolk

Norfolk, VA

#28 Jan 1, 2010
How dare you....Who drives on New Years Eve apparently this drunk driver... how you or anyone know if he tried to do something other than getting hit head on. No one will ever know because my brother is DEAD and wonít be able to tell us anything. His daughter is in the hospital, in shock with multiple broken bones and head lacerations. I really donít know why I even bother to respond to your comment because apparently you are a sick screwed up person that has not been given the sense that God gave a duck. Like the other comment you donít even deserve to be under a rock.......
yeahyeahyeah wrote:
i don't know either side but who in their right mind drives on New Years eve or the first hours after any holiday ? Irresponsibility is on behalf of both drivers . And i'm sure daddy could have done something besides getting rammed head-on . he was probably seeing a payday that he thought he was going to walk away from , because he knew it wasn't going to be his fault . he gambled and took him and his little girl on the ride , he lost and she will get a better christmas next year minus the begging her daddy for a nickel . two tears in a bucket , a black conservative .
security 7

Richmond, VA

#29 Jan 1, 2010
Sorry Terri-Va we've got some insensitive bobble heads out here. This man is very sick and in need of a good ole---a** whipping.
amanda--bigsiste r

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Jan 1, 2010
first of all, "yeahyeahyeah", it wasn't even like that .
it's his fault he was driving The WRONG WAY ON THE INTERSTATE! who does that ? it wasn't my stepdads fault, and he wasn't looking for a "payday", I don't know what kind of person you are, if you're even a person . he was just driving my little sister somewhere and some drunk person decided to drive .
I loved my stepdad, and I'll miss him very much . and I cry everytime I think of my poor little sister hurt in the hospital .
security 7

Richmond, VA

#31 Jan 1, 2010
Sis, i know how upsetting this may be for the whole family, especially coming from an ignoramus like "yeahyeahyeah." Please look beyond that terrible person and see the LOVE thats coming your way. You don't even know me and likewise i don't know you, but the one thing i do know God will take care of you. Beneath his wings of LOVE there you abide. We are praying for all of those that was impacted from this tragedy. We love you to LIFE. Be encouraged to know that many care.
Josh

United States

#32 Jan 2, 2010
Dirtye

Newport News, VA

#33 Jan 2, 2010
For every single one of ya'll that have blamed this on Nick's parents, get a life and talk about what you actually know. i Know for a fact they have tried their hardest to raise great kids, and have. Secondly, ill bet over fifty percent of the commentators on this wall have drank and drove so piss off. Could've happened to any one of ya'll. I'm sure nick is aware of the consequences he has to deal with and will do so.
Sum1 Who Knows

AOL

#34 Jan 2, 2010
poor little rich kid wrote:
this is what happens when parents care more about making money and acquiring material things, than paying attention to their kid's needs. Hope the family of Goode sues Sickals family for all they are worth (they are loaded). Cant replace the little girls dad but may make life a little easier for her. I have no doubt Sickal's family money will get him the best lawyer in the state and get leniency for their son.
It is unreal how stupid people like this make comments about a family who has done nothing more than work hard for their money and only wanted their children to succeed in life. The Sickals are a wonderful family and yes, Nick made very bad decisions the last few years of his life. His parents never agreed with any of them, and have done all they could to try to make him see it. Nick is not a child anymore but an adult, college student, like most young college students these days, who just thought it would never lead to something tragic, sadly, it did and someone else had to die. This should be a lesson to many, young and old who continue to make the choice to drink underage, drive while drunk or high, and to those who deal drugs to them, give alcohol to them, and yet aren't smart enough to make sure they stay put if they are drunk or high. So, to all of the friends out there who do it with them, then turn your back on them when tragedy strikes, learn from his mistake and not let another one happen to you. God Bless his family and the family of the man and girl whose lives have been changed forever. Lets use our words for prayers and lessons, not slanderous hurtful things.
oh please

Providence Forge, VA

#35 Jan 2, 2010
Sum1 Who Knows wrote:
<quoted text>
It is unreal how stupid people like this make comments about a family who has done nothing more than work hard for their money and only wanted their children to succeed in life. The Sickals are a wonderful family and yes, Nick made very bad decisions the last few years of his life. His parents never agreed with any of them, and have done all they could to try to make him see it. Nick is not a child anymore but an adult, college student, like most young college students these days, who just thought it would never lead to something tragic, sadly, it did and someone else had to die. This should be a lesson to many, young and old who continue to make the choice to drink underage, drive while drunk or high, and to those who deal drugs to them, give alcohol to them, and yet aren't smart enough to make sure they stay put if they are drunk or high. So, to all of the friends out there who do it with them, then turn your back on them when tragedy strikes, learn from his mistake and not let another one happen to you. God Bless his family and the family of the man and girl whose lives have been changed forever. Lets use our words for prayers and lessons, not slanderous hurtful things.
This family has constantly turned a blind eye to their sons actions. They have been notified over and over and over of what their son was doing - and who he was doing it with. This child has had no discipline whatsoever - from his parents, his school or from the local law. Honestly - "good children" from "good families" know NOT to drink and drive - and are TAUGHT that while growing up - through constant guidance, discipline, consequences and love. Hopefully the consequences will actually teach this child this time - and its so sad a life had to be lost for him to learn. I just hope his peers & friends that think this is "so screwed up" wake up now -
God be with the family and friends of the lost father and his child. THEY are the ones in my prayers.
sum1 else who knows them

Quinton, VA

#36 Jan 2, 2010
oh please wrote:
<quoted text>
This family has constantly turned a blind eye to their sons actions. They have been notified over and over and over of what their son was doing - and who he was doing it with. This child has had no discipline whatsoever - from his parents, his school or from the local law. Honestly - "good children" from "good families" know NOT to drink and drive - and are TAUGHT that while growing up - through constant guidance, discipline, consequences and love. Hopefully the consequences will actually teach this child this time - and its so sad a life had to be lost for him to learn. I just hope his peers & friends that think this is "so screwed up" wake up now -
God be with the family and friends of the lost father and his child. THEY are the ones in my prayers.
Dear SUM1- you are right on target! If your child is living in your home, on your policy and behaving irresponsibly it is your job to tighten then rope and make it harder for them to get into trouble or cause such an incident. Why was he driving so far away from home less than a week after a snow storm, late at night and during the holidays? Why was he driving at all? A kid with a troubled history should not have that priviledge without EARNING it and this kid did not have to earn anything. While the parents may have not agreed with his decisions, they certainly didnt make it any harder for him to continue on that downward turn. He continued to have all the privilidges of any other kid in spite of his previous bad behavior and bad decisions. The parents could have prevented this by getting him help over a year ago, keeping close tabs on him, drug and alchol testing until they were certain he had changed, and taking away his privililedge to drive as long as he lived in their home. I know these people and they were constantly critical and looking down their long snobby noses at others who had problem children. Now they find themselves in the position of those they were judgemental against. Fortunatley for them, they have the money to make sure he comes out of this okay, but a life is still lost and others are nearly ruined. With over 5 properties at 1/4 or 1/2 mil $ each and a huge multi million dollar business, Nicholas Sickal will be fine. They young girl and her family will forever pay for his poor judgement. Regardless, good family or bad family...we all make mistakes. Be careful who you judge for one day you may find yourself in their shoes.
Upset Reader

Richmond, VA

#37 Jan 2, 2010
I'm the one who posted that I'd read that on the RTD board that Sickal was laughing & struggling the entire time. Know what? I know people who were there on the scene. No, I'm not naming sources because I don't want them to get in trouble. Each & every one of them said the same thing. He was laughing & struggling. I don't know how he was standing, but he was most certainly laughing.

Bottom line is that Sickal's family had multiple chances to get him clean, yet they didn't. Sickal was obviously at a party or with friends & they had the chance to get him a ride home or to stop him from driving. They didn't. Sickal himself could have stopped at any moment & thought "I shouldn't be driving", but he didn't.

I'm honestly disgusted at the people who are suggesting that Goode did this for a payday. I'm also disgusted at the amount of people who assumed that he could have pulled over. You weren't there, you don't know how fast Sickal was going or how quickly all of this happened. Most times in accidents it is hard for the parties involved to react in time.

As for whether Sickal is regretful, I'm not saying that he isn't. I'm sure that he's being properly sad about everything. But no amount of him being sorry will ever give that poor girl her father back or make up for the fact that her life has been forever altered. Holidays for her will be tainted by the memory of one stupid idiot taking away the only parent she had left.

I've just seen too many stupid people take the lives of other people just because they couldn't be bothered to get a ride home.

Please people... call a taxi. Or sleep in the car. Or call the police to get a ride home. Seriously- they'd rather take you home themselves than to have you end someone's life or cripple someone because you were too selfish to give someone else the keys. It doesn't matter if you are underage. That small fine (and it'll always be small in comparison to human loss & suffering) will be far better than if you were to drive & end someone's life.

Sickal stopped being "just a kid" when he got into that car drunk. He stopped being "a nice guy" when he got into that car drunk. You can be "the nicest guy" in the world, but if you're drinking then you are no longer a nice guy in my opinion. I've been drunk before, but at no point have I ever driven drunk. Neither have any of my friends. Sickal killed someone and he should be brought to task on that.
doesnt surprise me

Burke, VA

#38 Jan 2, 2010
all i have to say is...there is no reason what so ever to drink and drive. With that said, there is no excuse for drinking and driving.
i went to college with this kid and his nickname was Shitty...really living up to the nickname huh a**hole.
he needs to realize he just didn't take a life away, but took a father from a daughter. Made a child with at least one parent an orphan, took a friend from someone, an uncle, a brother. he didn't just affect two people but dozens of people.
All this arguing up above and pointing fingers at who's fault it is does nothing and solves nothing. Let us all just learn from this and educate those with this
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Goode family.
For the daughter Alysha...If you read this i just wanted to say that I'm very sorry for what has happened and I know what you are going through is hard, but don't let it be the end. You are still young and have so much ahead of you. The world is big and full of great things! Life is too short, so live it to the fullest and happiest you can. There are so many people, not just your family, but people who have read this, that have been affected by it, and have had you in their prayers. Keep your head up, things will get better! <3
Upset Reader

Richmond, VA

#39 Jan 2, 2010
I'm hearing it all secondhand. Maybe Sickal wasn't laughing at the scene. Maybe the people there were playing up the story because they were angry. I wasn't there, I don't know all of the details. I'm hearing all of this from others and from other pages (mostly the RTD page) on the web.

But Sickal still took someone's life when he got into his car drunk. Maybe he is the nicest guy in the world, maybe he is a good kid. But he still caused someone's death. No amount of sadness and action on his part will ever bring that person back. The best thing Sickal can do is to serve his time and spend the rest of his life trying to get others to stop drinking and driving.
Sum1 Who Knows

AOL

#40 Jan 2, 2010
oh please wrote:
<quoted text>
This family has constantly turned a blind eye to their sons actions. They have been notified over and over and over of what their son was doing - and who he was doing it with. This child has had no discipline whatsoever - from his parents, his school or from the local law. Honestly - "good children" from "good families" know NOT to drink and drive - and are TAUGHT that while growing up - through constant guidance, discipline, consequences and love. Hopefully the consequences will actually teach this child this time - and its so sad a life had to be lost for him to learn. I just hope his peers & friends that think this is "so screwed up" wake up now -
God be with the family and friends of the lost father and his child. THEY are the ones in my prayers.
You THINK you know them and their financial business, but trust me you don't have the facts, only rumors. I happen to be kin to the Sickals and from Lanexa myself. Don't know where you got your information on their business assessment, nor their properties, but trust me they wouldn't still be working for a living if any of it were the truth. Nick was raised in a loving, christian home with two parents and siblings whose life is centered around God. Nick was a good student, a great athlete, and a nice guy. Then one day, he gave in to the peer pressures of being cool and wanting to fit in with the rest of the "team" and their friends who all think still it is cool to do drugs and drink alcohol. Most of them have driven drunk or high, but fortunately have not had a tragedy such as this happen to them. The Sickals are definately not snooty people, but instead very friendly and kind to anyone they meet, anyone who can not pass judgement on them before they even know them just because they live in a nice house and have earned the right to be successful. Their boys have all WORKED jobs and helped earn their privileges just so you know. Nick has been given consequences from his parents. But lets all face it, there is not much a parent can do when a child is able to make his own choices and live his life his way. He is not a child, he is 20 years old, and was given the chance to get an education at a party school, which they all are anymore. His parents took him out of that school hoping he would finally get it together, that is why he is living back at home. His parents can't tie him to the house, nor can they test and follow him around 24/7. His friends he was drinking with should have been the ones to know he was wasted beyond safe driving and not let him leave, or call the police for help...they didn't though, because many were as drunk as him most likely and probably also drove that way. I do not drink, never have because I know the consequences. I also know that it is an addiction. I agree that maybe an inpatient center may have been best for Nick, and I am sure his parents think so too now. I am not sure if Nick was acting up at the scene or not, if he was, I can assure you that he was that drunk, not having a clue what had happened. Nobody in their sober mind would do that. I too pray that Nick will recover from this tragedy and realize he has been given a chance to live and help himself and others know that not even one drink or drug is wotth your life or anyone else's. Just say no, and we would have a much safer world.
Read

Pittsburgh, PA

#41 Jan 2, 2010
All I have to say is I knew the parents of Nick Sickal, and I knew Nick somewhat personal. His parents were a naive but some of the nicest people you would ever meet.Yes, Nick was a good kid before he got caught up in alcohol. And, I had no doubt in my mind that something like this would eventually happen if the drinking did not end. I'm sure some of the people on this page have driven drunk or buzzed which is the same thing. As for anyone who drives drunk it's stupid, and they have just as much fault as Nick did when this happened. Unfortunately this turned out much worse than mere drunk driving expedition. But, look back and ask yourself what would it be like if someone you knew drove drunk and made the same mistake of killing someone, because it could happen. Then ask yourself what you would want to happen to that person, because I'm sure if you had a soul you wouldn't say some of the things I have seen on this page today. I am also not taking up for Nick either, because it was very wrong what he did. I'm just asking you to put yourself in him and his parent's position. Also this isn't preaching, but if you know anything about the Bible. It doesn't say what sin is greater, it says a sin is a sin there isn't any sin greater than another. So think about it before you write anything else on this page. I will be praying for the little girl and her family.

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