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14-Year-Old Killed, 6-Year-Old Hurt in Accident

There are 27 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 18, 2008, titled 14-Year-Old Killed, 6-Year-Old Hurt in Accident. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A car accident in Clarendon County has left a teen dead and a child in the hospital.

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Seatbelts

Cayce, SC

#1 Feb 18, 2008
That makes the third for the weekend reported here at WLTX--no seat belts and death.

The 21-year old driver should be charged with manslaughter since it is the driver's responsibility to ensure minor children are properly buckled in.
God is everything

Winnsboro, SC

#2 Feb 18, 2008
My prayers are with the families. This is going to be a very difficult time for all involved.
hmmmmm

United States

#3 Feb 18, 2008
Seatbelts wrote:
That makes the third for the weekend reported here at WLTX--no seat belts and death.
The 21-year old driver should be charged with manslaughter since it is the driver's responsibility to ensure minor children are properly buckled in.
Im with you on that!
someone

Fenton, MI

#4 Feb 18, 2008
that is so sad! that 21 year old should have made them two kids have a seat belt on. B/c that is the law and if they would have had their seat belts on that 14 year old wouldnt have died. I know it has to be hard on the family right now. i will keep you in my prayers.
Life

United States

#5 Feb 18, 2008
First, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of all involved. Second, the driver should be charged for not making sure the kids were buckled. I find it interesting that the adults were buckled but not the kids.
miller

Sumter, SC

#6 Feb 18, 2008
We help coach him jr.high school basketball. Patrick was a fun, loving young man to be around, you had to be around him to know Patrick Miller aka (Pac Daddy) We will be praying for the family. He will be greatly missed.
Pure Class

Duluth, GA

#7 Feb 18, 2008
First, I would like to say that my heart goes out to the family.Yes the children should have been in their seatbelts, but who is to say that even with the seatbelt, the child would have lived.I feel as if GOD calls everyone home when he's ready for them!!! And my GOD doesnt make mistakes.So family, keep your head up and just know that you will see him again in a better life.

“Soy Bueno...Consigo el dinero!”

Since: Dec 07

ALBANY, NY 2==>the METRO of SC

#8 Feb 18, 2008
WLTX reported=> "The 21-year-old driver and a 19-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital. They were wearing a seat belt. However, a 14-year-old and a six-year-old were not wearing seat belts, and were thrown from the car. The 14-year-old died, while the six-year-old was taken to the hospital."

OMG...How can the 2 oldest people in the car have on seatbelts & the ones that counted the most, "THE CHILDREN", didnt? The parents are going to have a field day w/ this one. The driver was suppose to protect the passengers, especially the younger kids. The car shouldn't have moved if the 14 & 6yr old didnt have on seatbelts...safety first when your dealing w/ supervision of someone elses children.

“I'm Toe Up from da flow up”

Since: Feb 08

Toe Down, SC

#9 Feb 18, 2008
Seatbelts wrote:
The 21-year old driver should be charged with manslaughter since it is the driver's responsibility to ensure minor children are properly buckled in.
Yep and I hope the guilt haunts him till his death- maybe he will become an hero.

BCS

Since: Oct 07

Lexington, SC

#10 Feb 18, 2008
[QUOTE who="Pure Class"but who is to say that even with the seatbelt, the child would have lived.[/QUOTE]

Not the point. We KNOW the outcome of not wearing seatbelts. We also know the law. The results would not have been WORSE with the seatbelts.
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#11 Feb 18, 2008
Pure Class wrote:
First, I would like to say that my heart goes out to the family.Yes the children should have been in their seatbelts, but who is to say that even with the seatbelt, the child would have lived.I feel as if GOD calls everyone home when he's ready for them!!! And my GOD doesnt make mistakes.So family, keep your head up and just know that you will see him again in a better life.
Your odds of suviving a crash are so much better when you're belted in.In my 20 years as a Paramedic,I never unbuckled a dead one.

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Falls Church, VA

#12 Feb 18, 2008
I'm not making any excuses for the adults... I'm just telling it like it is. For whatever reason, a lot of people don't even give a second thought to people in the backseat wearing seatbelts... which is a shame.

Adults are even more notorious about not buckling up in the backseat. I know that whenever I am driving, everyone buckles up... not because I don't trust my driving, but because you just never know about other drivers, animals jumping out in front of the car, potholes, or whatever else. If someone doesn't want to buckle up in my car, then they either walk, or find another ride... plain and simple.

In any respect, prayers go out to everyone involved. I hope this young tragically cut-short life can teach lessons to anyone who reads or hears about it, so his death isn't in vain.
ANDERA

Leesville, SC

#13 Feb 18, 2008
My Prays go out to the famliys!

“Soft Touch Hard Cover”

Since: Dec 07

Jersey

#14 Feb 18, 2008
How Tragic.

My heart goes out to the families for all of them.

Who are the parents? Why would they let a 6 year old drive with a bunch of teens without the booster seat?
Joyce

Buffalo, NY

#18 Feb 18, 2008
My regrets goes out to my family, in the lost of our loved one. I have learned they were on their way to church. Even with or without the seatbelt we know who is in control of our life. It is painstaking to know, we have lost a young life, but also know, God controls our destiny, not we ourselves.

“Wake up People”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#19 Feb 18, 2008
My sympathies to the Family's of the children and there is a reason that there is a seatbelt Law with that said
Lonewolf I am tired of that BS that you haven't ever unbuckled a Body thats BS I sure have! A seatbelt will save life's but it isn't a garuntee that you will survive a wreak because you are wearing one

Since: Jan 08

Orangeburg, SC

#20 Feb 19, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved.
lloyd

Manning, SC

#21 Feb 19, 2008
Patrick was a student of mine,and he was just like my on child. I will truly miss him. My heart is heavy with grief now but I know who my God is and I know he makes no mistakes.I know now he will have to be my angel. It's been a blessing to know you and have you as apart of my life.
diane

AOL

#22 Feb 19, 2008
that was so sad an he was so young but will be missed
whitney

Hartsville, SC

#23 Feb 20, 2008
i am sorry to hear about my cuz patrick.but patrick will be missin we love you pacman but god loves you best

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