Hudsonville man killed in accident

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

A 19-year-old man from Hudsonville died after being injured in a traffic crash at a Georgetown Township intersection.
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Brent

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2008
My condolences to the family. But can someone please tell me why wood tv8 has to make sure they post everything so darn fast on this site. I mean seriously what if this was a relative of yours, would u want to find out from the internet before you found out from family?

and also in there speed to make sure everyone knows, they are always full of typo's omissions and errors "Driving his north on 36th) nice work.

just bad reporting all the way around.
WTF

Elkhart, IN

#2 Oct 27, 2008
who cares........most people can figure out what happened even with the errors.......your just a winer!!!!
motherof4

United States

#3 Oct 27, 2008
when did this accident happen?
elementaryspelli ng

Ann Arbor, MI

#4 Oct 27, 2008
Brent wrote:
My condolences to the family. But can someone please tell me why wood tv8 has to make sure they post everything so darn fast on this site. I mean seriously what if this was a relative of yours, would u want to find out from the internet before you found out from family?
and also in there speed to make sure everyone knows, they are always full of typo's omissions and errors "Driving his north on 36th) nice work.
just bad reporting all the way around.
don't talk about their typo's or errors when you can't spell. here's a little lesson: there spelled T-H-E-R-E is NOT the same as their spelled T-H-E-I-R, which is what you should have used.
Jordan

Byron Center, MI

#5 Oct 27, 2008
yeah you retard, who gives a crap what you say. This whole thing happened around 3:30 this afternoon. The family knew before the news got a whiff of this story. So shutup about things you have no clue about... you just want an excuse to complain. You didn't even know him.
YOU DON'T DESERVE TO WRITE ON THIS.

I'm praying for you Doane family.
cglupker

Hudsonville, MI

#6 Oct 27, 2008
First, their typo's do matter. The difference is that it's their JOB to know how to write. That's part of journalism. WoodTV 8 is GOD AWFUL when it comes to grammar. Worse than a highschool paper.

Also, names are never released until the immediate family is notified.

Very sad to die at such a young age.
michael g

Scotts, MI

#7 Oct 27, 2008
Brent wrote:
My condolences to the family. But can someone please tell me why wood tv8 has to make sure they post everything so darn fast on this site. I mean seriously what if this was a relative of yours, would u want to find out from the internet before you found out from family?
and also in there speed to make sure everyone knows, they are always full of typo's omissions and errors "Driving his north on 36th) nice work.
just bad reporting all the way around.
Don't worry Einstein. The police don't release the names of those involved in fatal accidents until AFTER family members are notified.
Shelly

Carp Lake, MI

#8 Oct 27, 2008
My condolences to Brads family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
concerned

Rockford, MI

#9 Oct 27, 2008
The media cannot report names until the family has been notified.
motherof4

United States

#10 Oct 27, 2008
5 hours is not really enough time for the family to let everyone know.(some news can wait)
eaglemom

Macomb, MI

#11 Oct 27, 2008
Our prayers go out to the Doane family ,friends and relatives. This is not the first tragedy to hit Hudsonville in the last few years. We need to gather as community at this time and support this family. Brad you will be missed.

Since: Oct 08

Holland

#12 Oct 27, 2008
What a shame. Life is measured in seconds, not years.
sorry

Holland, MI

#13 Oct 27, 2008
Man, this sucks. My condolences to the family.
sorrytoo

Holland, MI

#14 Oct 27, 2008
My heart goes to this young mans family & friends! Look to god to guide you through the rough days ahead! God Bless
emily

Allendale, MI

#15 Oct 27, 2008
is this seriously all they could say about him?
rest in peace brad.
GVSU Student

Olive Branch, MS

#16 Oct 27, 2008
RIP brad you will be missed...u were a great guy...and ev eryone whos commenting on here about stupid shit...grow up this is a 19 year old kid who died today and ur all bitching about TV8?...are you serious? give me a break have some sympathy brad was a great guy we're praying for you buddy
GVSU Student

Olive Branch, MS

#17 Oct 27, 2008
i agree completely with you...well said my friend
Jordan wrote:
yeah you ****, who gives a crap what you say. This whole thing happened around 3:30 this afternoon. The family knew before the news got a whiff of this story. So shutup about things you have no clue about... you just want an excuse to complain. You didn't even know him.
YOU DON'T DESERVE TO WRITE ON THIS.
I'm praying for you Doane family.
Dave

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Oct 27, 2008
Could only guess he'd still be alive if he wasn't hit by an SUV.

RIP, Brad.
Paul

Cicero, NY

#19 Oct 27, 2008
Wow, I just found out about this via our mineralogy class's group on facebook. I had class with Brad, he was a nice guy, its crazy that he passed on today. I'm in a bit of shock right now honestly. My condolences to his family and friends that knew him better than I did. What's worse though is that half the people on here can only focus on WOOD TVs journalism. Its pretty said that a 19year old kid dies in a car accident and people don't even have enough respect to take a second to pause and reflect on the fact that this kid had a ton of life ahead of him. Instead, they choose to nit-pick about typo's and other insignificant crap....sad, truly sad indeed. My thoughts are with the Doane's...
motherof4

United States

#20 Oct 27, 2008
My point was that as you just said, you found out on facebook, there are other family members and friends and his place of employment etc...that didn't need to hear of this on facebook. Wood needs to stop and think about the family and friends, just like when they show a car accident and a body covered. Really my point was just to remember the family and friends that may have not been contacted yet.I am not nit-picking... this is very sad.I would not want to find out that my bestfriend died on facebook.And wood tv is just wanting a story.If they really cared they would give the family more time, then 5 hrs to post a name.We make these comments inhope that wood tv would listen and be more sensitive next time.

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