Hugo woman who died in crash had beat...

Hugo woman who died in crash had beat hardship

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 16, 2009, titled Hugo woman who died in crash had beat hardship. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

She went from being homeless and living in a car to graduating with honors from a community college.

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bajaone

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Sep 16, 2009
Sounds like a texting accident. Unfortunate. Ban texting and driving!
Billy Boy

Eugene, OR

#2 Sep 16, 2009
How in the world did you come up with this? How about banning you?
bajaone wrote:
Sounds like a texting accident. Unfortunate. Ban texting and driving!
Sad

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 16, 2009
Sounds like a tragic accident....
human too

United States

#4 Sep 16, 2009
This is tragic news, and every indication is that it was not Ms. Kaufman's fault. Hers was a "turn your life around" story that is truly inspiring.

Rest in peace, Sara.
DOUGIT11

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Sep 16, 2009
god call her home .
Kellie

Rochester, MN

#6 Sep 17, 2009
How sad. This poor girl. A very inspirational story.

My thought and payers to her friends and family, may she rest in peace.
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Sep 17, 2009
Im gonna guess, Ms. Mary Smith was busy texting while driving. I see idiots doing this a lot on the roads, this is a possibility.
VerySad

Stillwater, MN

#9 Sep 17, 2009
Nice story, nice comments. May she RIP.
Contrast the facts here (no helmet, a fatality), though, with how one small difference (had she been on two wheels instead of four). Go back and check those instances of motorcycle deaths over the last two years in the PiPress and Strib (particularly the comments)- completely different - dismissive,scolding, scathing, mocking, dissing.
Funny how that works, uh?
Mike

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Sep 17, 2009
bajaone wrote:
Sounds like a texting accident. Unfortunate. Ban texting and driving!
Where did you read anything about texting?
My Deepest Condolences

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Sep 17, 2009
I've met Sara a couple times through a relative who went to school with her at Century. She was a sweetheart and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Rest in peace, Sara. I wish I would have known you better.

“mnnewsjunkie”

Since: Apr 09

New Richland

#12 Sep 17, 2009
There for the grace of God go I...may this incredible woman rest in peace. If there was any indication of texting, as some of the posters are assuming, it will come out in the investigation and Mary Smith will probably be charged with negligent vehicular homicide. Such a shame if that is the case.... a shame for all involved.
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Sep 17, 2009
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did you read anything about texting?
Its a guess Mike based on the news reports today of police are trying to figure out why smith rear ended a car in heavy road constuction traffic. Young girl driving and texting wouldnt suprise me
linokid

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Sep 17, 2009
bajaone wrote:
Sounds like a texting accident. Unfortunate. Ban texting and driving!
it is banned its against the law
Denny

Delano, MN

#15 Sep 17, 2009
Small cars cause tragic wrecks.

This was NOT an accident, there was a cause for this wreck. The driver who ran into Sara's car was not watching where he was going!

He may have been:

texting
talking
adjusting radio/audio
sleeping
drunk
drugged
had heart attack/stroke
daydreaming
eating
reading the paper
watching something out a side window

In other words the driver was guilty of inattentive driving leading to vehicular homicide!
Mike

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Sep 17, 2009
Denny wrote:
Small cars cause tragic wrecks.
This was NOT an accident, there was a cause for this wreck. The driver who ran into Sara's car was not watching where he was going!
He may have been:
texting
talking
adjusting radio/audio
sleeping
drunk
drugged
had heart attack/stroke
daydreaming
eating
reading the paper
watching something out a side window
In other words the driver was guilty of inattentive driving leading to vehicular homicide!
The driver that ran into the car where the lady was killed was not a he. The story list the name of the drive as "Mary". Mary would be a she.
anonymous

Sioux Falls, SD

#17 Sep 18, 2009
I hope this Mary Smith gets charged with a felony and spends a long time in prison and gets her a_
_ sued off and has anything she has for a future taken away just like she did to Sara!
Saras Baby Doll

United States

#18 Oct 10, 2009
I am Sara's BF / Fiance I had asked her to marry me just the week before but we hadnt told anyone yet so all the newspaper articals call me the BF . The girl who took my Baby from me will pay for her actions . All I know is that this girl drove straight into Sara's car with out ever hitting her brakes even at impact .. I know this from the witness's and the tow truck drivers who are my friends and there were no tire marks on the road where it happend . She was taken from me for no good reason personally I believe this girl was texting and not paying attention to what she was doing , "I dont know what happened" her own words .
First of all this girl shouldnt have been driving in the first place she had no insurance , second where the accident happened was in a construction site about a half mile past the very LARGE signs that stated 55 mph but she was doing close to or more then 70 mph . My Baby was the love of my life and I will miss her for the rest of my life , We were palnning on getting married and had been trying to have a child at the time of her accident . As far as I am concerned this Mary Smith should get the max penalty the law can give . I Hope she saw my Babies face when she was pulled from her car and sees it everytime she closes her eyes . Steve G

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