Lakeland teen killed by truck while c...

Lakeland teen killed by truck while chasing skateboard

There are 2 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Jan 13, 2014, titled Lakeland teen killed by truck while chasing skateboard. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

A 16-year-old Lakeland teen was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday evening while retrieving a skateboard that rolled onto the road.

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Donna

Lakeland, FL

#1 Jan 14, 2014
Why I mean I know when it's our time, we know not how, but what was so important about a skate board, I know his parents would have bought another one, But sometimes, we just don't think. My heart goes out to his parents, I'm really sorry, I pray for you, God keep you strong through, the painful day ahead and may he help you find peace.
Mic

Lakeland, FL

#2 Jan 17, 2014
A terrible thing' regards and prayers.

Kids today still have that demeanor of being invincible and that there is nothing to worry about. Didn't we all? But...also on top of that kids today have an attitude of nothing matters but me' and being self absorbed with their interests and not because they are bad just a innocent form of ignorance. Even in communities kids need to be aware that drivers today are selfish and impatient and or that the volume of traffic today is far worse than it use to be when I was a kid. When they get that hype and kind of mental blinders on they are at risk. The odds change. Today the odds are not in favor of kids playing in or around streets even in their communities.Parents need to teach them let the ball go, the paper the flew out of your hand, etc. Its not the 1960s anymore. I would have rather seen this kids parents spend money on a new skate board than having to loose something more precious' the child himself.

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