Six people killed in crash in Cambridge

Six people killed in crash in Cambridge

There are 130 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 25, 2010, titled Six people killed in crash in Cambridge. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Six people, including three teenagers, were killed early today in a head-on crash in Cambridge, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

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JAdams

AOL

#3 Apr 25, 2010
My God it's been a terrible week with these and the three deaths in Southern Minnesota.
ANOKA00453

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 25, 2010
This is a great tragedy for all concerned.

The 16 year old was in violation of her driver's license by driving at that time of the night and by having more than one person in her vehicle. In addition, alcohol was involved and by not wearing seat belts.

Again, my sympathy for the families.

A Dad from Anoka
Parent of older children

United States

#5 Apr 25, 2010
When are parents and society going to be more attentive to what underage children are up to? They don't need to be treated like adults when they haven't earned that right. Giving them freedom to do whatever they want is a recipe for disaster. Driving at age 16, having cars to go out and do things without rules,inexperience behind the wheel with a loaded car of kids that are out too late, not knowing to follow laws set in place to try to protect them because these things happen all too often make families pay dearly in these situations. Getting that knock at the door in the middle of the night is a parent's worst nightmare. It kept me up many nights until the 3 we raised were accounted for every night they were out and about.
Six

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 25, 2010
This is a perfect example of why teenagers of today should have to undergo stricter requirements to obtain a license. kids are not as responsible as they were years ago and it seems every year the new crop is worse than the previous one. Yes she is only 16 but she was in clear violation of the rules set forth, if she is "responsible" enough to have a license and use it in an illegal manner, killing people, then she can act like a big girl when it comes time to sentencing her for her crime.
thissucks

Lakeville, MN

#10 Apr 25, 2010
I remember the uproar when the laws became stricter for drivers under 21. Young people seem to think their immortal. After the last few days...any more questions?
Mary Allen

AOL

#11 Apr 25, 2010
no parenting going on at all. Lots of laws broken and some off the roads that didn't have any sense to begin with. As time goes on and less parents show up for kids lives other than to enjoy the tax deduction, more of this will be going on. I feel bad for the emergency workers who had to clean up this mess. My prayers to them. They really have a thankless job.
Ann

Big Lake, MN

#12 Apr 25, 2010
She's going to serve a life sentence in her own mind, knowing that her decisions took the lives of 6 people and greatly impacted thousands more. We don't know the details, maybe she was supposed to be staying at a friend's house. But some adult somehwere dropped the ball, because a 16 year old should not be out at 2 a.m. Nothing good is happening at that time. This isn't the first or the last time something like this is going to take place.
Most Disgusted Of All

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Apr 25, 2010
Tim wrote:
Parents you need to do a better job of keeping tabs on where your kids are.
Tim, Tim, Tim.... obviously you don't have teenagers. You CAN'T always know where they are and what they are doing. You have to trust that they make the right decisions. This poor girl did not. But are her parents to blame? I don't think so. There is so much peer pressure nowadays it is hard for kids to make right choices. And I can remember times as a teenager myself I told my parents I was doing one thing when I was actually doing something they would not approve of. And Tim, you probably did something similar too.
gordy

Baldwin, WI

#14 Apr 25, 2010
No drivers license until 18. I'm all for this and always will be.They are still too young to drive at 16 and after what happened over this weekend any questions
thissucks

Lakeville, MN

#17 Apr 25, 2010
DzNuttNyoMouth wrote:
White people keep your kids of the road if they can't drive.
I thought the subject matter of this forum was the unnecessary, and tragic death of 6 people. What turned this into anything having to do with race? Get a life troll!!
This was just an accident

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Apr 25, 2010
Let's all jump to conclusions.

Maybe the Grand AM was on the correct side of the road and the Bravada crossed the centerline. All the accupants of the Grand AM were not buckled and responsible for their own demise.

The 16 year old driver of the Grand AM lived, maybe she was buckled and for sure she was restrained by the SRS system (air bag) in the Grand AM.

This was mearly an unavoidable accident probably caused by hydroplanning or an animal on the road or simply a slippery road, it was wet.

The drinking may have had nothing to do with the wreck.

BTW write tickets for all the infractions in this wreck and it will make no difference, the outcome is passed.

In order to prevent this type of incident does something need to change.
Fishing_guy

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Apr 25, 2010
gordy wrote:
No drivers license until 18. I'm all for this and always will be.They are still too young to drive at 16 and after what happened over this weekend any questions
Then you have inexperienced drivers at age 18. Face it, the only way to get better is to drive, and you have to start somewhere.

That being said, when our kids drove, the seat belts were the first rule. No drinking was the second. Not being out late at night was the third.
non-judgemental

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Apr 25, 2010
After raising two teenagers myself, I realize the actual story could be just about anything. Maybe the 16 year old was called to be sober cab for the others? Maybe the Bravado was at fault, maybe they were at a family gathering in Mankato and just getting home late, maybe, maybe , maybe....why don't we wait for the facts. Let's not blame the parents, they didn't unbuckle the kids from their seat belts, they also probably did not buy any alcohol for them. They maybe have strict rules, but teens are teens and often break curfews and don't follow rules, they push their limits, etc. Lets wait for the facts folks!
Stabby McStab

Maple Grove, MN

#21 Apr 25, 2010
A 15, 16 and 17 y.o. with a 21 y.o. at 3 in the morning?
Mary

Chaska, MN

#22 Apr 25, 2010
Tim wrote:
Its hard tos ay who is at fault: Excuse me, the girl was driving after midnight, more then 1 kid in the car and alcohol was detected. The blame falls squarely on their shoulders. She should not have even been out driving.
I am sorry for all the families that are hit by this tragedy. Parents you need to do a better job of keeping tabs on where your kids are.
Don't forget they weren't their seatbelts, too many people in the car. Too many senseless tragedies this past week.
Mary

Chaska, MN

#23 Apr 25, 2010
Six wrote:
This is a perfect example of why teenagers of today should have to undergo stricter requirements to obtain a license. kids are not as responsible as they were years ago and it seems every year the new crop is worse than the previous one. Yes she is only 16 but she was in clear violation of the rules set forth, if she is "responsible" enough to have a license and use it in an illegal manner, killing people, then she can act like a big girl when it comes time to sentencing her for her crime.
We do have stricter requirements, Only 1 person in the car for the first six months, no driving after midnight, but, who is monitoring and enforcing this? My niece was in an accident a year ago. Six 16 year olds, in a vehicle with only 5 seatbelts. All were wearing them, except one. They were a minor fender bender( no injuries) and all they got was a good scare. The driver go just a slap on the wrist.
mike

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Apr 25, 2010
Good Christ! When are we going to prohibit teens from driving all together? Every year it's the same story, My heart felt condolences to the families.
Wake up

Cottage Grove, MN

#25 Apr 25, 2010
Sad, sad story. Get ready for a flurry of new law proposal's outlawing that which is already outlawed.
Wake up

Cottage Grove, MN

#26 Apr 25, 2010
Six wrote:
This is a perfect example of why teenagers of today should have to undergo stricter requirements to obtain a license. kids are not as responsible as they were years ago and it seems every year the new crop is worse than the previous one. Yes she is only 16 but she was in clear violation of the rules set forth, if she is "responsible" enough to have a license and use it in an illegal manner, killing people, then she can act like a big girl when it comes time to sentencing her for her crime.
Exhibit number 1.
Motherofyoungchi ldren

Clear Lake, WI

#27 Apr 25, 2010
This surely is a sad story. I do have to agree what were three teenagers doing with a 21 year old at that time of night? But the case is not closed until the facts are found. It may not have been that young girls fault your right. We do not have the power of car seats once our kids reach a certain age and we do not have to power to tell them to buckel up when we are not around. no licens till 18?? No more practice before you can get a license. permit for more then 6 months maybe. There is so much that can be rumored about this. lets just hang tight and wait for the Patrols facts. They really do have a hard job. Imagine the ones that got to knock on doors last night. My kids are still diapered and I am still a fairly new driver in the terms of today. But defensive driving is the best and I don't think any one ADULT OR TEEN should drive late at night unless for a dang good reason. My prayers are with the familes of those who lost.

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