High school mourns for its two senior...

High school mourns for its two seniors killed in Dix Hills crash

There are 618 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 27, 2007, titled High school mourns for its two seniors killed in Dix Hills crash. In it, Newsday reports that:

Two seniors from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore were being mourned Friday after a horrific accident the night before on the Northern State Parkway in which the teens were ejected from their car.

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Here We Go Again

Centereach, NY

#29 Apr 27, 2007
Just great! Another filthy rich set of parents guilty of handing over the keys to their brand new, high-powered luxury car to a minor-child they birthed into this world promising to protect and nuture according to solid family values.
Now we have 2 boys and 2 girls from the same community dead, in part due to the sadly misguided choices of their parents.
Keep up the good work oh wealthy ones. Your bankruptcy is on display when you do little but shower your kids with more money, more, more, more!
The best things in life are free.
But you can give them to the birds and bees, just give me MONEY!
THAT'S WHAT I WANT.
Children need love. They need to hear you say NO! They need you to spend your time with them. Money, expensive cars, ridiculously gaudy million-dollar luxury homes with every amenity are no substitutes for Love!
Im so Sorry

Bronx, NY

#30 Apr 27, 2007
The one that was driving the car worked at Savinos in Bohemia that was his familys restaurants.
Karen

Dover Plains, NY

#31 Apr 27, 2007
First let me say my prayers are with the family. I lost some good friends right after high school in a horrific accident on Nothern State and Round Swamp road...2007 BMW...Lets not give our kids an excuse to show off. Let them work for what they have, so they have something to be proud of and maybe think of the consequences...I'm not saying thats the answer because my friends were in a 10 yr old honda civic. I'm just saying any kid (and maybe adult) with a 2007 BMW is gonna want to see how fast it goes and will think less of the consequences...

“Sqaud Up”

Since: Dec 06

Long Island

#32 Apr 27, 2007
Zax wrote:
2007 BMW for another inexperienced 17 year old driver.
Always the same old and sad story.
C'mon people don't let your emotions get the best of you when you are buying a car or your kid is buying a car.Use your brain not your heart.
Law makers should also get involved.
Prohibit certain cars from young drivers.
Stop these deaths.Doesn't anyone care.
I care and I agree! There should be a limit on your age and the type of car you can buy or drive. I say saturns, some toyotas and some hondas. AND some more really extensive driving classes courses and education. The experience these kids have by the time they get behind the wheel is a joke. Take a handwritten test, claim to have 40 hours with a lic. driver and park and parallel with an instructor and your free?? Thats crap
frombellmore

New York, NY

#33 Apr 27, 2007
James wrote:
While I cannot fathom a reason why a parent would give their high school-aged kid a brand new BMW to drive it doesn't lessen the tragedy that occured. My condolences to their friends and families.
He wasnt GIVEN the car, he bought the car with his own money. Dont assume things, you'll just make yourself look dumb!!!
Stop the madness

Long Beach, NY

#34 Apr 27, 2007
Zax wrote:
2007 BMW for another inexperienced 17 year old driver.
Always the same old and sad story.
C'mon people don't let your emotions get the best of you when you are buying a car or your kid is buying a car.Use your brain not your heart.
Law makers should also get involved.
Prohibit certain cars from young drivers.
Stop these deaths.Doesn't anyone care.
"Its for the children" Guess what, you can't legislate common sense. "prohibit certain cars from some drivers"? Hmmmm I guess using that theory, we can start stripping people of their first amendment rights because some have used them irresponsibly. I guess we can strip people of their religious freedom because some have used them irresponsibly. I guess we can strip some people of their reproductive rights because some have used them irresponsibly. The list goes on, we need less government, not more government. How about this, lets just enforce the speeding, reckless driving laws we already have on the books w/ stricter sanctions for those under 18. We don't need gun or car control, we need people control.
Hey Enrico

AOL

#35 Apr 27, 2007
Just a side note - his parents did not buy him that car - he earned the money and bought it himself
Bernie from Brooklyn

Safety Harbor, FL

#36 Apr 27, 2007
Zax wrote:
2007 BMW for another inexperienced 17 year old driver.
Always the same old and sad story.
C'mon people don't let your emotions get the best of you when you are buying a car or your kid is buying a car.Use your brain not your heart.
Law makers should also get involved.
Prohibit certain cars from young drivers.
Stop these deaths.Doesn't anyone care.
Well said! Parents have to use some common sense and not put high performance cars in the hands of kids. Someone mentioned 'showing off.' Sadly, that's it. The parents will rue the day they bought this very expensive toy for a 17 year old. You also wonder if a cell phone could have been in use when control of the car took place.
lucy

United States

#37 Apr 27, 2007
They should raise the age to at least 21 for driving licenses. These kids that are driving are too young to understand the consequences of speeding and also drunk driving. They think they are immortal. They can't seem to comprehend that they can die or kill someone else. I think they have to be a little older and a little wiser..You hear about these accidents over and over again. its heartbreaking for these poor families.
Richard from Seaford

United States

#38 Apr 27, 2007
How many more young people are going to have to die such horrible deaths (at their own hands) before something serious is done to prevent them from driving cars at such high speeds? How can these young adults be convinced that they are not immortal? We should be angry at their selfish acts, not mourn them...mourn for their families, but not mourn for them...
Danielle

Lodi, NJ

#39 Apr 27, 2007
Luckily, they were the only two that died. They could have killed other INNOCENT people! As for those two, they got what they asked for and should have known better. I have no sympathy for them or their parents What did they expect when they bought their son a BMW? The guilt of saying no to your kid for a high performance car is far less than the guilt of having him die because you didn't have the courage to say no to spoiling the kid. Their parents should have taught them better (seatbelts?), and they died as a result of their own actions. And as for the police, where the hell were you before the accident?! The LIE and Northern State should have more monitoring to control people who can't control themselves.
Debbie

United States

#40 Apr 27, 2007
So Sad, but too inexperienced to drive this, my niece totals her car three weeks after getting her license, my brother with the masters degree goes out and orders her a new car, while they are waiting for that to arrive he lets her borrow his new 70 thousand dollar bmw. Let's see he has a masters, I have an associates yet if my daughter totalled her car while on the cell phone, she would be riding her bike to oh, yeah she does not work, she uses her car strictly for recreation, I am glad he inherited the moron gene not me.
Mark

Massapequa, NY

#41 Apr 27, 2007
Another example of why excessive speeding is wrong
Mary

New Hyde Park, NY

#42 Apr 27, 2007
Why were this kids driving at 17 years old?A regular license it's given at 18,parents should be more careful,I used to hide the keys from my daughter when she was 17,one day she took the car,then I called the police and reported my car stolen.Maybe, I saved my daughter's life?Parents wake up!learn to say,NO!
songbird

AOL

#43 Apr 27, 2007
majortom wrote:
I want to know how was it they were driving at night when they are 17.
I know you can drive at 17 with drivers ed but the story doesnt mention that. The age for a regualr liscence is 18
you can get a senior license at 17 if you successfully complete driver's ed, and then you can drive at night unsupervised.

it's still the parent's job to set the rules and supervise the child.

it's a horrific situation...an act of stupidity by a 17 year old that lead to consequences too horrible to bear.
SLR

Valley Stream, NY

#45 Apr 27, 2007
May God Bless these two young souls and their families.

Also God, please bless all the idiots posting heartless comments about this tragedy!

Amen
by george

Rahway, NJ

#46 Apr 27, 2007
Big Bob wrote:
I understand the compassion towards the young students that died and their family, but what if they took out a minivan full of children while they were recklessly flying down the highway? And we don't know if the driver was sober or not (be it pot, alcohol or whatever), I imagine that would quickly change everyones opinion of the situation.
Youth, speed and possibly being under the influence of something equals unintentional suicide.
Despicable

Valley Stream, NY

#47 Apr 27, 2007
You people are distugusting. This forum should not be here to place blame, critisize or demean tragedies such as this. I've found that Newsday and it's readers are constantly on a witch hunt. No one will ever know what really happened in that car, and the investigation hasn't yet been completed. Wait for the facts before you start posting hurtfull, unnecessary comments.
jonny john

New York, NY

#48 Apr 27, 2007
maybe drivers ed should be mandatory for graduation

they can teach kids that cars are made for high speed, people aren't!

rest in peace you two young guys that will never see another birthday!
Observer

North Brunswick, NJ

#49 Apr 27, 2007
Let's see: 17 years old + 2007 BMW + male testerone + such speed that he lost control. What do his parents say now? At least they killed themselves this time. Get these maniacs off the road!
And while I'm at it, have you heard or seen anything more about the "police crackdown initiative" ??????????

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