13-Year-Old Victim of Hit & Run Crash...

13-Year-Old Victim of Hit & Run Crash is Brain Dead

There are 194 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Aug 16, 2007, titled 13-Year-Old Victim of Hit & Run Crash is Brain Dead. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

Lackawanna Police say a 13-year-old girl who was hit by a car late Wednesday night lies brain dead in the intensive care unit at Women's and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.

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Nicole

AOL

#1 Aug 16, 2007
I want to give all my prayers to Courtney and her family. As a registered nurse that works in an ICU, I understand how hard it is for you right now. It is so hard to deal with the death of an adult, let alone a child. Just remember, Courtney came into this world for a reason, no passing is ever senseless. I hope you find stregnth in family and from the good memories you had with Courtney. I am sincerely saddened by her loss even though I never knew her, I have children of my own and I can only imagine. Please stay strong and Courtney will be your gaurdian angel always!
Kathy

Orlando, FL

#2 Aug 16, 2007
When are these subhumans going to be held without bail? If there is enough evidence to arrest them then keep them behind bars so other children are not at risk. God bless this child. I pray no permanent physical damage was done to her.

“It Figures”

Since: Aug 07

City of Tonawanda

#3 Aug 16, 2007
Rip God Bless
James Ziolkowski

Buffalo, NY

#4 Aug 16, 2007
That's sick. My bet is that the person was drunk, or on drugs.

The laws have gotten tougher after the old laws let people run away from a hit and run accident when they were drunk and only got a slap on the wrist when they were caught.
Gabbie

Buffalo, NY

#5 Aug 16, 2007
i didn't know her well
but i knew her
and i guess my friend briteni was really good friends with
her
but i wish the family the best
david

Lancaster, NY

#6 Aug 16, 2007
i rely didnt kno her i knew her sister jessica. But i wish courtney luck and i hope she pulls through
Rusty

Athol, MA

#7 Aug 16, 2007
My complete condolences to this child and her family.
D from Kenmore

Buffalo, NY

#8 Aug 16, 2007
I would not call the person who hit her a man. A man would have stopped and done the right thing. This creature is a yellow bellied gutless wonder.
Rusty

Athol, MA

#9 Aug 17, 2007
D from Kenmore wrote:
I would not call the person who hit her a man. A man would have stopped and done the right thing. This creature is a yellow bellied gutless wonder.
I see where you are assuming it was a man. Sorry, men walk on two legs. This thing slithered.
Tonawanda Man

United States

#10 Aug 17, 2007
What do you say when things like this happen but,God Bless and keep her. God give her family peace and the strength to go on.
Lee from Hamburg

Buffalo, NY

#11 Aug 17, 2007
When something like this happens because of an accident, it's tragic. When it happens because of some deliberat action, it's simply uncomprehensible. That person is a seriously sick and twisted individual and should be permanently removed from society. Bring back the death penalty!!!

To the family and friends of the young girl, my heart goes out to you all. May you somehow find peace and the ability to go on through your faith and the love for each other...
john

Buffalo, NY

#12 Aug 17, 2007
i bet this guy didnt even get a scratch,what ran threw his head after he hit her twice?,and didnt even slow down?,this little girl is a human,gees SOME people even stop when they hit an animal.he knew drinking and driving was a crime thats probably why he didnt stop but to hit this poor girl twice.he should suffer every day that goes by
Sharon

Buffalo, NY

#13 Aug 17, 2007
Understand her family is donating her organs. She will live on in others, may they find some comfort in knowing that. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I've been there and they will need lots of love and support. If you don't know what to say, say a prayer and let them know you will always be there to listen and love.
Debb

Lockport, NY

#15 Aug 17, 2007
It gets worse...found this in another article...

"Police have charged 29 year-old Christopher Andrews of West Seneca with criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say he had just left a strip club Wednesday night when he hit 13 year-old Courtney Koehler and then sped away."

Rest in peace Courtney and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
trickster

Buffalo, NY

#16 Aug 17, 2007
john wrote:
i bet this guy didnt even get a scratch,what ran threw his head after he hit her twice?,and didnt even slow down?,this little girl is a human,gees SOME people even stop when they hit an animal.he knew drinking and driving was a crime thats probably why he didnt stop but to hit this poor girl twice.he should suffer every day that goes by
His SUV suffered front end damage. Most drunken drivers don't get hurt because they are relaxed. Their muscles don't tense up and get strained.(they don't tense up because they are unaware of the impending collision).
And since hit a slim 13 year old girl, and not a pole or something else substanstial, of course, he's not injured in any way.
oh and by the way, I'm sure this was all unintentional to him. He only wanted a few drinks. He didn't get into his car and say "I'm gonna go kill a teenage girl."
He's getting charged with his crime. Why not the mother who left her baby in the car to die? It was unintentional there too.
Kathy

Buffalo, NY

#17 Aug 17, 2007
Mr. Andrews is a coward. I hope this haunts him the rest of his pathetic life.

May Courtney's family find peace in their memories.
Susan

United States

#18 Aug 17, 2007
Buffalo wrote:
GET A LIFE GABBY - IT's NOT ABOUT YOU OR YOUR FAMILY OF THIEVES
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Lay off Gabby..she is just a young and innocent child. All she was trying to say was she felt sorrow for this girs life and her family.
Scott in Buffalo

Jamesville, NC

#19 Aug 17, 2007
Sharon wrote:
Understand her family is donating her organs. She will live on in others, may they find some comfort in knowing that. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I've been there and they will need lots of love and support. If you don't know what to say, say a prayer and let them know you will always be there to listen and love.
How wonderful that her family is giving the gift of life to others. My thoughts are with her family today and also those of whom will benefit by the legacy she will pass on with her organs and tissues.
Christina

AOL

#20 Aug 17, 2007
I am so sorry. I know how you feel. My aunt was in a bad crash back in 03, she was thrown out the window of the car and the impact was all on her head. She was a rn at ECMC for 22years and not she is lying in a bed there brain dead. I hope they punish the driver to the fullest. My prays are with you.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#21 Aug 17, 2007
Buffalo wrote:
GET A LIFE GABBY - IT's NOT ABOUT YOU OR YOUR FAMILY OF THIEVES
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I don't see anything wrong in what gabby wrote.

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