Homeless Man Killed When HIt By Motor...

Homeless Man Killed When HIt By Motorcycle

There are 104 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 25, 2007, titled Homeless Man Killed When HIt By Motorcycle. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The motorcyclist, Benjamin Bonilla, 26, was in critical condition at Hartford Hospital this morning.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hartford Courant.

First Prev
of 6
Next Last
Jake

United States

#1 Jun 25, 2007
I am a biker, but I don't have any respect
for these reckless kids on these high powered bikes. To bad he didn't just hurt himself.
concerned

Granby, CT

#2 Jun 25, 2007
Well we shouldn't have homeless here. We can spend money in Iraq! Help the people here! Clean them up teach them a skill! This is sad! Where are our priorities, over seas! Have high schools do more with the homeless showing our kids about community service and how the world can be a better place if we all do our part!!!
shame

Granby, CT

#4 Jun 25, 2007
We should be so sad that we even have people that are home less. Alot have had jobs and lost there homes because things here have gotten out of control. Its only going to get worse. Look in the paper at the foreclosers on peoples houses. Where will it end! These motorcycles need to slow down and watch out too!
Laconia Larry

East Hartford, CT

#6 Jun 25, 2007
Lesson one: wear a helmet;
Lesson two: watch out for pedestrians;
Lesson three: don't do wheelies.

What an arse.
More of the same

New Haven, CT

#7 Jun 25, 2007
Nature weeds out the dumb cyclists. To bad about the homeless guy. Ironically the homeless guy might now get some attention from people who might actually be able to help him - if all of the government's money hasn't already been spent in Iraq...
Jim

United States

#8 Jun 25, 2007
I have been riding motorcycles for 30 years, and am sick and tired of the idiots who call themselves "bikers" who are nothing more than a bunch of egocentric, law breakers. If they aren't pulling wheelies they are speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and following too closely.

Sorry, but my only sympathy in this case is for the poor guy who really had nothing in life but a street to cross and then even that was taken away from him.
Rich

Hartford, CT

#9 Jun 25, 2007
I live just outside of downtown and dread this time of year b/c the young bikers coming out. They ride a large amount of the time with total disregard for law and safety. This is no suprise to me and I don't consider it an accident. I rarely if ever see police trying to control traffic. It's one of the big reasons we'll be leaving Hartford soon...I'm tired of this being something like the wild, wild west.
Concerned Citizen

Bristol, CT

#10 Jun 25, 2007
The biker should go to jail. You have to have enough common sense not to pull wheelies on a busy street like that in the middle of the afternoon. Now a innocent man looses his life because of someone elses stupidity.
Benny

Hartford, CT

#11 Jun 25, 2007
What does this have to do with Iraq and oil? Nothing. There are plenty of jobs available for those 'poor homeless'.. If they wanted to work, that is. It's a tragedy all around, even more so that the idiot on the bike didn't die as well, but blaming 'big oil' or whatever bogeyman you treehuggers are on this week is just silly. It was a moron on a motorcycle who killed someone. If he lives, send him to jail. Or riding school.
shame

Granby, CT

#13 Jun 25, 2007
manowar wrote:
nice thought concerned. sadly, only the OIL barrons prevail in this tragedy. nevermind who's killing themselves in the states when the OIL is much richer
WHAT
manowar

Hartford, CT

#14 Jun 25, 2007
right, benny, where are you at, not in Hartford, right?

and you CAN blame Oil, it IS oil that is running through these motorcycles and fueling this economy so much that we're addicted to it. look around, all the petro-products consist of like 80% of each individuals lives wether they are poor or rich.
shame

Granby, CT

#16 Jun 25, 2007
Benny wrote:
What does this have to do with Iraq and oil? Nothing. There are plenty of jobs available for those 'poor homeless'.. If they wanted to work, that is. It's a tragedy all around, even more so that the idiot on the bike didn't die as well, but blaming 'big oil' or whatever bogeyman you treehuggers are on this week is just silly. It was a moron on a motorcycle who killed someone. If he lives, send him to jail. Or riding school.
These homeless can't get jobs dirty with noplace to clean up! At one time they most likely had a house and job. It has a lot to do with Iraq. With the money our goverment has spent there! I said nothing about oil! Yes the bker was at fault but its sad that the man was homeless. You say for him to just get a job. Get a reality check! People are just a pay check away from being homeless now a days! Open your eyes! Who will hire the homeless you need a address! You need to look clean! a change og clothes! Look in the paper on how many people are losing their homes! And now he also lost his life! If he had a home he probobly would have been in his bed or at work!!!
Jim

United States

#17 Jun 25, 2007
Benny, you almost got it right. It isn't about Iraq or oil but it isn't about who is employed or not either. It doesn't matter if the guy who was hit while crossing the street was a vagrant or president of a Fortune 500 corporation. What does matter is the proximate cause of his death, which in this case to quote you was "It was a moron on a motorcycle who killed someone."

That is what the important issue here is and all other aspects of the victims life are not a factor in this very preventable tragedy.
Benny wrote:
What does this have to do with Iraq and oil? Nothing. There are plenty of jobs available for those 'poor homeless'.. If they wanted to work, that is. It's a tragedy all around, even more so that the idiot on the bike didn't die as well, but blaming 'big oil' or whatever bogeyman you treehuggers are on this week is just silly. It was a moron on a motorcycle who killed someone. If he lives, send him to jail. Or riding school.
shame

Granby, CT

#18 Jun 25, 2007
Laconia Larry wrote:
Lesson one: wear a helmet;
Lesson two: watch out for pedestrians;
Lesson three: don't do wheelies.
What an arse.
maybe switch lesson 1 and 2
A Fellow Rider

Broad Brook, CT

#19 Jun 25, 2007
Some of the kids on these crotch rockets are dangerous. They ride in packs and a few will be doing a wheelie at the same time. One day the two in front with crash and bring the whole pack down with them. I find them to be very careless.
This poor homeless man was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This kid should go to jail for vehicular manslaughter.
GMB

United States

#21 Jun 25, 2007
Benny wrote:
What does this have to do with Iraq and oil? Nothing. There are plenty of jobs available for those 'poor homeless'.. If they wanted to work, that is. It's a tragedy all around, even more so that the idiot on the bike didn't die as well, but blaming 'big oil' or whatever bogeyman you treehuggers are on this week is just silly. It was a moron on a motorcycle who killed someone. If he lives, send him to jail. Or riding school.
Amen, Well said

Since: Jun 07

Hartford, CT

#22 Jun 25, 2007
shame wrote:
<quoted text>These homeless can't get jobs dirty with noplace to clean up! At one time they most likely had a house and job. It has a lot to do with Iraq. With the money our goverment has spent there! I said nothing about oil! Yes the bker was at fault but its sad that the man was homeless. You say for him to just get a job. Get a reality check! People are just a pay check away from being homeless now a days! Open your eyes! Who will hire the homeless you need a address! You need to look clean! a change og clothes! Look in the paper on how many people are losing their homes! And now he also lost his life! If he had a home he probobly would have been in his bed or at work!!!
How nice that this gives you an opportunity to get up on your soapbox and rant about the Iraq War and other unrelated disasters. How about focusing on the fact that the punk who did the "wheelie" and was driving his motorcycle dangerously, had no regard for the safety of anyone else. HE is the reason that this man is dead. A few years ago I was driving up Park Street...a guy on a motorcycle next to me did the same thing...popped a wheelie, took off like an idiot. A few blocks later I saw his bike crushed into the back of a pickup truck and he was laying in the road. It seemed like he got what he deserved. I did feel bad for the driver of the pickup truck, whose afternnon just got ruined.
shame

Granby, CT

#23 Jun 25, 2007
hartfordisadisaster wrote:
One can only hope that the motorcycle driver's injuries will turn out to be more serious.
The man was wrong dead wrong! But to say that is also wrong! We should never wish harm on any one! Maybe say a prayer!
shame

Granby, CT

#24 Jun 25, 2007
hartfordisadisaster wrote:
<quoted text>
How nice that this gives you an opportunity to get up on your soapbox and rant about the Iraq War and other unrelated disasters. How about focusing on the fact that the punk who did the "wheelie" and was driving his motorcycle dangerously, had no regard for the safety of anyone else. HE is the reason that this man is dead. A few years ago I was driving up Park Street...a guy on a motorcycle next to me did the same thing...popped a wheelie, took off like an idiot. A few blocks later I saw his bike crushed into the back of a pickup truck and he was laying in the road. It seemed like he got what he deserved. I did feel bad for the driver of the pickup truck, whose afternnon just got ruined.
If you saw this why didn't you report it you could have stopped trouble! And no one deserves to be hurt! We are all human and make mistakes some larger than others and if you had called, theres one that could have been stopped!!! Yes there are a lot of motorcycle drivers that should not be on the road and the same goes with cars... There are a lot of people that just don't drive right!!!
Noah Webster

Niantic, CT

#25 Jun 25, 2007
No excuse if the guy was doing a wheelie and he probably will go to jail. However, hopefully pedestrians on Park St. will cross the road a little more carefully now. I drive that road all the time and people are constantly crossing against traffic, out of the crosswalk and not looking where they are going at all.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 6
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hartford Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 28 min Grey Ghost 1,521,954
News Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision (Jan '08) 5 hr John-K 313,963
News Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) Mon TRD 71,284
News Scientists say they have proved climate change ... (Dec '08) Apr 22 Patty Myers 8,138
News The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. Are Mo... (Nov '10) Apr 21 Fitus T Bluster 20,971
News Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) Apr 20 Patriot AKA Bozo 63,620
News Five Key Points From Hartford's Budget Proposal Apr 19 IdiotCamp 1

Hartford Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Hartford Mortgages