Lost woman killed in fatal hit-run; D...

Lost woman killed in fatal hit-run; DWI suspected

There are 71 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 25, 2009, titled Lost woman killed in fatal hit-run; DWI suspected. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Valley Stream woman who was lost and on a cell phone with her boyfriend trying to find the Long Island Expressway died yesterday after her car was struck by an accused drunken driver who then left the scene, ...

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BILLY CYNICAL

Melville, NY

#66 Jan 26, 2009
Demokraps are Weak wrote:
Good put his sorry asz in jail, I guess that means one less rude newyorker coming to florida an F'ing up the neighborhood.
Thanks for your pithy comments.I like the thought of my tax dollars put to good use : to incarcerate creeps like this guy who(allegedly) drove away from the scene.As a trivial side note you are right--many of the rudest new yorkers can be found right here on LI.

“Are we paying attention?”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#67 Jan 26, 2009
BILLY CYNICAL wrote:
<quoted text>....As a trivial side note you are right--many of the rudest new yorkers can be found right here on LI.
Most, from my experience.
ughhhh

New York, NY

#68 Jan 26, 2009
There are some really insensitive people commenting who obviously do not know the full details of this story, more than likely coming from those who think drinking and driving is a joke. There is no excuse for it number one. Number two, she was rear-ended, which automatically means the person behind her (aka the drunk driver) was at fault, regardless of anything, she would not have been able to react quickly enough to avoid him smashing into her, since he had to be going at a high speed. Number three, he was obviously coherent enough to check his car for damages rather than check to see that my friend was alive and then to go and hide like a coward on top of it is pathetic. I hope that this scumbag pays for this. Imagine if it was one of your friends or family, I am sure that you would feel the same pain most of us normal people feel for her and her beautiful family, and your reactions would not be what they are right now. If you knew the victim, you would know that she is the most cautious person one would meet. Also, if you knew her boyfriend you would have known that he is a wonderful guy who treated her so well. For the wiseguy who commented a sick remark about marriage, sorry but no that was not the first time he heard about it...They were so happy together and had been saving to get married. It's really unfathomable that people make wrong decisions at the cost of other people's lives and do not consider the consequences. RIP Melissa, justice will be served.
Freddy

San Jose, CA

#69 Jan 26, 2009
ughhhh wrote:
There are some really insensitive people commenting who obviously do not know the full details of this story, more than likely coming from those who think drinking and driving is a joke. There is no excuse for it number one. Number two, she was rear-ended, which automatically means the person behind her (aka the drunk driver) was at fault, regardless of anything, she would not have been able to react quickly enough to avoid him smashing into her, since he had to be going at a high speed. Number three, he was obviously coherent enough to check his car for damages rather than check to see that my friend was alive and then to go and hide like a coward on top of it is pathetic. I hope that this scumbag pays for this. Imagine if it was one of your friends or family, I am sure that you would feel the same pain most of us normal people feel for her and her beautiful family, and your reactions would not be what they are right now. If you knew the victim, you would know that she is the most cautious person one would meet. Also, if you knew her boyfriend you would have known that he is a wonderful guy who treated her so well. For the wiseguy who commented a sick remark about marriage, sorry but no that was not the first time he heard about it...They were so happy together and had been saving to get married. It's really unfathomable that people make wrong decisions at the cost of other people's lives and do not consider the consequences. RIP Melissa, justice will be served.
The people posting defending the drunk driver identify with him because they probably have done the same thing but are just lucky they did not hit another vehicle. Also, he probably has friends or family posting trying to make up some nonsense about the victim and blaming her. You are right about being hit from behind and the fact that he was drunk just adds to the fact that it is soley his fault. You have to go to court so that the courthouse is not filled with his family and friends where they try to make him out to be the victim when that lowlife deserves to be in jail just for the fact that he was more concerned about damage to his vehicle than the victim he killed. It was lucky as it is the lowlife was caught, now he needs to be prosecuted.
He did not care about killing a person and destroying a family, now he deserves to be in jail.
The only thing that he is now sorry for is getting caught as he was figuring out how not to
by driving away and then checking the damage to his vehicle.
BILLY CYNICAL

Melville, NY

#70 Jan 26, 2009
Abby wrote:
I work with her father...my condolences go out to him and his family. He is a kind man that adored his daughter. All prayers to you Mike from Andy & Abby (homecrest station family)
To anyone out there connected to the victim(s), boyfriend and/or family(ies)...Please post further bulletins in reference to outreach efforts---helping/supporting/r einforcing the bereaved,appearing at trial, writing letters to public officials, judges, legislators,newspapers or other media outlets. Or donating $$$$ if need be. I may be cynical about many things but i can't sit idly by on this one-- simply cursing the darkness while feeling impotent. At least, we all have a voice to be heard and the power of the pen. Let's channel our support in a pragmatic direction. This forum, loaded w/dialogue & commentaries from concerned citizens appears to be moving the ball that way, hopefully to that end. Like that character from ( was it 'Network')the movie :" i'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore"
unk

Lynbrook, NY

#71 Jan 26, 2009
Nick wrote:
Yapping on the phone and slowly driving on a dark road so that people in the back (expecting normal traffic speeds) rear ends you. And now some poor drunken slob is in trouble.
They should pass a law banning cell phones if you fail the yapping bimbo/himbo test.
you are a real piece of sh..t

“Sanchez by Injection ”

Since: Dec 08

Mind Of My Own

#72 Jan 26, 2009
Freddy wrote:
<quoted text>
The people posting defending the drunk driver identify with him because they probably have done the same thing but are just lucky they did not hit another vehicle........
My thoughts exactly!! Anyone defending the actions of a drunk driver has been involved, one way or another, in their own lives...they either drive drunk themselves or helped a family member or friend guilty of doing the same thing. JMO
irate Iris

Melville, NY

#73 Jan 27, 2009
I read in Newsday today this guy got busted before for driving drunk.I'm not surprised, just disgusted.If they let him out on bail he might drive drunk,again.Don't be at all surprised if he is seen driving this week--even with a suspended license.
MominFL

Destin, FL

#74 Jan 27, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
I believe the law should be changed in New York so that a first DWI conviction carries a MANDATORY 1 year in jail. That should help alleviate this terrible problem a little bit.
Anyone agree or disagree ?
PEACE !
:)
I completely agree with you, although I believe that it should be a law throughout the US! My mother was nearly killed by a drunk driver almost 4 years ago. It was his 3rd offense in less than 10 years, and she spent 3 weeks in the hospital, 1 week of which was in ICU. Not only did she miss the birth of my son (we were in different hospitals), but she was told that she would never play golf again and would be in constant pain.(Fortunately, she proved them wrong about the golf and is mainly pain free.) This country needs a zero tolerance on DWI, and should require mandatory jail time and loss of license.

Kudos to the gentleman who trusted his instincts and was responsible for capturing this slimeball.

My condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
Shlomo McGillicuddy

West Babylon, NY

#75 Jan 27, 2009
jrs wrote:
What kind of person lets their girlfriend drive home at 4 a.m.? Kings Park to Valley Stream is a long drive and clearly dangerous at that time of day. He should have made her stay over or made the drive to her home instead. The drunk driver is clearly responsible but it wouldn't have hurt for her boyfriend to be a little more concerned with her well being from the very beginning of the night.
a guy with a good plan, that's who.
ummm yea

Massapequa, NY

#76 Feb 8, 2009
This dude lives around the block from me. He used to come to a pizzeria i worked at when i was in college in his fancy turbo porsche with his family.

Oh how the mighty fall. He's fuct.

anyways he seemed friendly though, People just get jammed up i guess.

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