Father, son, 7, killed in car-cycle a...

Father, son, 7, killed in car-cycle accident - Hawaii News

There are 37 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 2, 2009, titled Father, son, 7, killed in car-cycle accident - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Pahoa resident Thomas G. Reimer was a thoughtful, supportive man who always could be counted on, family members and friends say.

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usagi

Wailuku, HI

#23 Jun 2, 2009
anobody wrote:
<quoted text>I think our state law is no one under 10 yrs old can be packed.
Hawaii state law is 7 yrs old and up for passengers.
A Close Friend and Bro

Honolulu, HI

#25 Jun 2, 2009
Pahoa Highway (Highway 130) is a very dangerous highway. With residential driveways exiting the highway itself, the speed limit there is still 55-mph. Also Pahoa highway has the most absurd right of ways. If that motorcyclist was turning right onto Ainaloa while the Mazda driver was turning left from the opposite direction, the Mazda would have had the right of way, not the cyclist turning right. Its that way along the entire Pahoa Highway corridor. It would be interesting to note where Reimer lived. If on Ainaloa, and he was in the right turn lane, the Mazda had the right of way. The traffic patterns on Pahoa Highway need to be changed to reflect the standard methods of rights of way. I've seen too many lives lost on this stretch of highway because of this crazy yielding vehicular traffic.
Thomas Reimer lived in Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision and was headed straight home. So he did nothing wrong besides go straight down the highway minding his business. Aloha-
TOWNBOY

San Antonio, TX

#26 Jun 2, 2009
YOU CAN RIDE MOTORCYCLE W/ NO HELMET BUT YOU NEED TO BUCKLE UP. MAKES NO SENSE!!!
Woteva

Pahoa, HI

#27 Jun 3, 2009
TOWNBOY wrote:
YOU CAN RIDE MOTORCYCLE W/ NO HELMET BUT YOU NEED TO BUCKLE UP. MAKES NO SENSE!!!
They were both wearing helmets you a$$hat, father and son both died together and lay side by side on the pavement
TOWNBOY

San Antonio, TX

#28 Jun 3, 2009
TOWNBOY wrote:
YOU CAN RIDE MOTORCYCLE W/ NO HELMET BUT YOU NEED TO BUCKLE UP. MAKES NO SENSE!!!

They were both wearing helmets you **** hat, father and son both died together and lay side by side on the pavement

LEGALLY YOU DONT NEED TO WEAR A HELMET TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE BUT THEY WANT YOU TO BUCKLE UP IDIOT!!!
FLHP

Haiku, HI

#29 Jun 3, 2009
TOWNBOY wrote:
TOWNBOY wrote:
YOU CAN RIDE MOTORCYCLE W/ NO HELMET BUT YOU NEED TO BUCKLE UP. MAKES NO SENSE!!!
They were both wearing helmets you **** hat, father and son both died together and lay side by side on the pavement
LEGALLY YOU DONT NEED TO WEAR A HELMET TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE BUT THEY WANT YOU TO BUCKLE UP IDIOT!!!
Actually you're half right. You're required to use a helmet if you're under 18 years old.
Playa Mama

Eugene, OR

#30 Jun 3, 2009
Joe Local wrote:
Kids under 13 can't ride in the back of a truck, but a 7 year old child can ride on the back of a motorcycle?
Joe, you are listed as living in Dallas, Texas where depending in what county you are in you can go through a drive thru liquor store for booze and they give you a cup of ice to drink while you drive and the BAC has to be .10 to be considered drunk. I know for a fact, use to live there and still have friends there. Who are you to say a thing like that?
Playa Mama

Eugene, OR

#31 Jun 3, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
Once again a car driver is at fault in killing a motorcyclist by arrogantly turning in front of him.
He turned with the right away. How DARE you blast Tommy and Tommy JR? THEY ARE DEAD! Does it matter if they did or didn't turn in front of him? Also, from eye witness accounts, they were in the right away and that jerk in the car ran a stop sign and ruined not just two lives but his own, Tommy's wife, daughter and all of us family members that are left dealing with the aftermath. You will someday know what it is to suffer such a loss and you will eat your insensative words.
Joe Local

Dallas, TX

#32 Jun 3, 2009
Playa Mama wrote:
<quoted text>
Joe, you are listed as living in Dallas, Texas where depending in what county you are in you can go through a drive thru liquor store for booze and they give you a cup of ice to drink while you drive and the BAC has to be .10 to be considered drunk. I know for a fact, use to live there and still have friends there. Who are you to say a thing like that?
I'm someone who thinks 7 year olds don't belong on the back of motorycles on dangerous highways. I also live on Oahu. My business uses a proxy for security reasons.
get real

Honolulu, HI

#33 Jun 3, 2009
JAFO wrote:
Hawaii should have laws like Japan where you pay what the person's life potential earnings would be. Real consequence for your actions.
How much would an unemployed, homeless person's life be worth??? A life is still a life, no matter the economic background. Your suggestion is ridiculous.

get real
get real

Honolulu, HI

#34 Jun 3, 2009
Condolences to the family in this time of great sorrow. May you find comfort in knowing that both are together in heaven and as they were here on earth. God Bless.
TOWNBOY

San Antonio, TX

#35 Jun 3, 2009
TOWNBOY wrote:
TOWNBOY wrote:
YOU CAN RIDE MOTORCYCLE W/ NO HELMET BUT YOU NEED TO BUCKLE UP. MAKES NO SENSE!!!
They were both wearing helmets you **** hat, father and son both died together and lay side by side on the pavement
LEGALLY YOU DONT NEED TO WEAR A HELMET TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE BUT THEY WANT YOU TO BUCKLE UP IDIOT!!!

Actually you're half right. You're required to use a helmet if you're under 18 years old.

SO IF YOUR UNDER 18 YOUR RISK OF GETTING KILLED IS A MORE OF CHANCE...THATS STUPID I GOTA TALK TO BIG BIRD ABOUT THAT ONE!!!
usagi

Wailuku, HI

#36 Jun 3, 2009
Lots of comments about the boys age. So what if he was 7? He obviously loved to be with his dad and they weren't breaking any laws. Looks like no matter what age he was, the results would still be the same because of the other driver's mistake. Drivers just need to be more aware of motorcycles on the road.
aina

San Diego, CA

#37 Jun 5, 2009
i know the guy who hit them..he should be charged and put away for good!
DADDY LAU

AOL

#40 Oct 16, 2009
May the good Lord be with father and son!!!!!!!! How tragic!!!!!!!!
Erik Alvarez

Sacramento, CA

#41 Oct 22, 2009
Hello,
im Erik im the victims nephew and cousin Thomasito was a good little kid and my uncle was awesome were gonna miss them alot!(:
Erik Alvarez

Sacramento, CA

#42 Oct 29, 2009
aina wrote:
i know the guy who hit them..he should be charged and put away for good!
Hello, im eri the victims cousin and newphew the guy who killed them does need to go to jail i got really mad when they let him out! so you know this guy right??

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