DRIVERS SOUGHT: Boy seriously injured...

DRIVERS SOUGHT: Boy seriously injured in Lowell hit-and-run

There are 111 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Nov 19, 2009, titled DRIVERS SOUGHT: Boy seriously injured in Lowell hit-and-run. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

The 12-year-old boy, barely able to open his eyes, tried to raise his bleeding head from the pavement yesterday afternoon, moments after he was run down while crossing Riverside Street in a crosswalk.

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Highland Girl

Lowell, MA

#27 Nov 19, 2009
Sammy Davis wrote:
'There's alot to like about Lowell'.....
Your kidding me?? What about the hit and run that woman killed on Chelmsford ST. That jerk was NOT from Lowell!

Billerica, MA

#28 Nov 19, 2009
dude wrote:
i hate driving in this city, between the pedestrians and these drag racing clowns...and just careless drivers in general. texting is a whole other issue that pisses me off
I agree with that. How can you possibly be paying attention to the road while texting?Other states ban cell phone use by everyone in the car, not just the driver.

Dracut, MA

#29 Nov 19, 2009
Jail time isnt out of the question, but they wont get put away for life. A vehicular homicide is a charge they could face but lets hope the boy pulls through. My prayers are with the family, and i hope he makes a full recovery.

Billerica, MA

#30 Nov 19, 2009
Sammy Davis wrote:
'There's alot to like about Lowell'.....
Yes there is especially when idiots like you stay out of here.

Bedford, MA

#31 Nov 19, 2009
Dont get it wrote:
This is horrific. When caught, these two pieces of worthless trash should lose their license and be charged with attempted murder (I know, doubtful). How different is this from someone intentionally injuring that innocent boy. Plus the fact that they did not stop! I am speechless and sick to my stomach. My prayers go out to the boy and his family.
Is it that surprising that they didn't stop after they hit the kid? I mean, they are self-centered enough to do something like that without thinking about everyone else out there - do you think they are going to willingly face the consequences for their actions?

I recall when there was a murder in that same area that the police looked at some camera video from the car repair place that is near that intersection. With any luck, the camaras at that same place got the incident on video, and the police can get enough detail about the car from the video that they will be able to determine the owner of the car.

If the person who hit the kid is a student and lives with parents, I hope they also go after the parents on charges if they don't turn their child in (perhaps some kind of accessory charge). I mean, your kid's blue car comes home all smashed in the front. You hear that a blue car hit a kid and left the scene. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how your kid's blue car got all smashed!

Westborough, MA

#32 Nov 19, 2009
They should check the cameras at Greater Lowell Voke.. there are kids who love to drag race down the boulevard when they get out of school and the timing of the accident is right too..

Dracut, MA

#33 Nov 19, 2009
Someone really should check out GLTHS and see if anyone there is responsible. Someone earlier made a comment about school getting out around that time, and you know that young boys with fast cars love to show off. I'd def. say it's a good place to start!

Chelmsford, MA

#34 Nov 19, 2009
Bob wrote:
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I am originally from upstate NY, and can't believe how badly most people in eastern MA drive! There seems to be an attitude of "I'm more important than everyone else" in eastern MA that continues when you people get behind the wheel!
The other day, I was going on 495 north, and had just passed the work zone. As soon as I was by the work zone, a car pulled into the breakdown lane and drove another half mile in it until we got to the exit for Rt. 38. Traffic was moving, just not quite at the speed limit, but this jerk felt that it was important enough that he get wherever he was going that he felt he was entitled to drive in the breakdown lane to save 5 or 10 seconds! A few days later, there was the fatal accident further south on 495 where, guess what, one of the main causes of the accident was some jerk driving in the breakdown lane. Just the other day, I had crossed Rourke bridge going toward Chelmsford, and was stopped at the light. A car went by me in the left lane - when the light changed, he went straight through the intersection (unfortunately, not an uncommon thing). At the next light, he was also in the left lane (traffic was stopped at the light). When he got the left turn arrow, he again went straight through the light (the light was red for anything other than left turns). Again, someone who felt that he was more important than everyone else out there!
Our house is on Varnum Ave., and it is common for cars to be driving 40+ when the speed limit is 30. Lots of cars take it between Lowell and Tyngsboro because you can speed and go almost as fast as on 133, and there are no stop signs or traffic lights until you get to 3A in Tyngsboro (unlike on 133). I've often thought that if they would put some signs or lights up on Varnum Ave. that it would keep more of the traffic on 133 and have less traffic going through residential neighborhoods. Besides speeding, we often hear people peeling out from a side street near us - one day, we are going to hear the squeeling tires and then a loud bang a couple of seconds later (in fact, I would say that is overdue).
While I'm at it, I do have some blame for the Lowell police (and the Lowell schools, for that matter). Most mornings, there is a police officer at the Wang school, with the only purpose being to prevent parents from entering the Pawtucketville school parking lot while the buses are there. The reason stated is to make it safe for students. I've argued, unsuccessfully, that the kids are much more at risk during their walk to school than they are when they are standing outside the school waiting for it to open. If the police officer who guards the parking lot were patrolling the streets in the neighborhood, maybe it would prevent some kid from being hit by a car, or prevent a possible child abduction attempt. I'm sorry that the accident happened to this child and hopefully he will eventually totally recover (and hopefully they catch both drivers involved in this accident), but maybe this will get the schools and police to realize that these kids are at greater risk on their walks to and from school than they are while standing on the sidewalk outside the school, and will therefore result in the police taking action to make their walk safer (instead of guarding a parking lot).
Its amazing how much you speak and how little you know. Pay attention to the faces of people next time you are in a group. See how they run away quickly when your drama unfolds. Stop being a victim and crying, its so whimpy. This story is about a poor kid struck by a car, its not about you.

Lexington, MA

#35 Nov 19, 2009
hopefully they catch these turds!
prayers for the boy who's in the hospital!
i don't think it'll take a rocket scientist to catch these morons?

Since: Nov 09


#36 Nov 19, 2009
My prayers go out to this boy and his family. Hoping for a speedy recovery for this boy.
I sincerely hope these boys turn themselves in and think twice about running lights in the future.

Burlington, MA

#37 Nov 19, 2009
I didn't catch which direction they were travling but doesn't Lowell High also get out around that time ??

Lawrence, MA

#38 Nov 19, 2009
Saddle up people of Lowell - LOOK for a car that fits this description. Look actively, organize and canvas the area. The city is what? 15 sq miles?

This is a job for all concerned citizens. Locate the car, call the LPD with its location. Do not confront.

Palatine, IL

#39 Nov 19, 2009
I know that the driver is at fault, but parents please teach your children on how to use the crosswalk light. You can't count on reckless drivers to watch out for you.

I pray for a full recovery for this poor kid. It's so sad.

Brighton, MA

#40 Nov 19, 2009
Sounds like both drivers are real high class individuals. First off you want to race, take it to new England dragway. Second of all you hit the boy, be a MAN and turn yourself in. I hope you do or somone else does. God Bless this child and hope he makes a full recovery.

Dracut, MA

#41 Nov 19, 2009
i feel bad for the boy ,i have two boys ,ilove my kids to death .and these people who was racing they need to go to jail.

Boston, MA

#42 Nov 19, 2009
I hope these idiots are caught and put away for a long time. People drive around the city like it is there own personal dragway. I've seen cars pass my house so fast that I couldn't even tell what make they are and I live on a residential street with lots of children. The police need to start doing more speed traps.
The Truth

Fall River, MA

#43 Nov 19, 2009
This is bad. I hope hope they find both of them and they both have to pay. Every day I go on Thorndike in the morning to go on the connecter. People in the left because it is shorter bust over into the right lane at last minute to get onto the connecter. I had a guy hit my car doing that less then a month ago. They need to start giving out tickets more often. Half these people do not even have valid insurance like the idiot who hit me.
Downtown Lowell Resident

Nashua, NH

#44 Nov 19, 2009
Maggie wrote:
This is so absolutely horrible. I really hope they catch both drivers and throw the book at them.
Couldn't agree more...

If anyone knows (or suspects) who these drivers were, you can anonymously tip the Lowell PD using their new "Text a Tip" system. To use the new system, text your information to TIP411 (847411) with the subject line "LPDtip."

Lowell, MA

#45 Nov 19, 2009
VeronicaFL wrote:
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It doesn't take much to amuse the simple-minded, does it?

Andover, MA

#46 Nov 19, 2009
Annie wrote:
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Yes there is especially when idiots like you stay out of here.
I agree Annie.

Sammy, Don't you think that clever remark is getting old? Come on, cant you think of another anti-Lowell remark that hasn't been used up??? Be original.

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