Medford teen killed in crash near LIE

Medford teen killed in crash near LIE

There are 132 comments on the Newsday.com story from Nov 13, 2008, titled Medford teen killed in crash near LIE. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

An 18-year-old Medford woman was killed Thursday when she lost control of her car on a Long Island Expressway service road in Hauppauge, Suffolk police said.

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Aparent

Yaphank, NY

#54 Nov 14, 2008
My heart goes out to Kaitlyn's family and friends. Another young life extinquished, it's a parents worst nightmare. Kids, PLEASE be careful on the roads! My deepest sympathy.
King v2

Bronx, NY

#56 Nov 14, 2008
KEVIN CAMELOT wrote:
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hey miss informed poster what are you wearing??
what do they call ? oh thats right the grammar queen.
nothing like an educated racist
I referred to race in my post? show me. I must've missed it.
PMHS student

Teaneck, NJ

#57 Nov 14, 2008
It really makes me mad and upset that the 7 teenagers who don't deserve any kind of sympathy are mentioned in this article about a young girl whose smile lit up any room and overall was a person. Katie made good choices and truly cared for the well being of others. The exact opposite of the morons who kill a man based purely on his skin tone. It really just makes me sick.
PMHS student

Teaneck, NJ

#58 Nov 14, 2008
was a good person*
King v2

Bronx, NY

#59 Nov 14, 2008
PMHS student wrote:
was a good person*
Damn, you caught yourself. I wanted to make fun of you.

On a more serious note I agree with you that the kids involved in the murder are wastes of life and need to die in a fire, or some other kind of severe torture or death penalty would do, but preferred method would be dying in a a fire.
HarleyRider

Brooklyn, NY

#60 Nov 14, 2008
Death Race wrote:
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Nothing wrong with me because I drive safely. Do you condone excessive speed?
What do you consider excessive? If you drive on the LIE, you would know that about 5% of the vehicles on it do the speed limit, and I for one think it's safer to go with the flow of traffic than to do the speed limit, and have everyone have to swerve to avoid you.

This is one of many tragic accidents that have happened, and we all know your thoughts on them prior to you posting them. I think it's a safe guess you've never had kids, because if you did you'd know they don't start off being perfect drivers, but hopefully become good ones.
unbelievable

Brooklyn, NY

#61 Nov 14, 2008
It's pretty clear that some of you have never felt the pain of losing a loved one. Unless you were a witness at that accident scene, you should keep your assumptions about what happened to yourself. How heartbroken would you be if you just lost someone you loved and then saw people who didn't know them making horrible comments about it? Who are you to judge how someone else deserves to die? Its so sad that some of you can sit here and bash someone who has lost their life just to point out that you're a safe driver. I appreciate that you drive safely but there is absolutely no excuse for saying such horrible things.
I cant believe people

Union City, NJ

#62 Nov 14, 2008
Have some respect. Do you honestly believe that a car is worth more than a persons life. You guys aren't funny and should be quiet. people make mistakes. whether she was at fault or not the other person is fine and she is gone. its not a joking matter.
Mr OJ

Charlotte, NC

#63 Nov 14, 2008
unbelievable wrote:
It's pretty clear that some of you have never felt the pain of losing a loved one. Unless you were a witness at that accident scene, you should keep your assumptions about what happened to yourself. How heartbroken would you be if you just lost someone you loved and then saw people who didn't know them making horrible comments about it? Who are you to judge how someone else deserves to die? Its so sad that some of you can sit here and bash someone who has lost their life just to point out that you're a safe driver. I appreciate that you drive safely but there is absolutely no excuse for saying such horrible things.
You make a good point. The folks on this board are tired of seeing these tragedies everyday on our roads. The public should be outraged over the way people drive. The Police are USELESS, The POLITICIANS are USELESS and quite frankly the general population have no concern for anyone but themselves. AREN'T YOU TIRED OF IT??? Maybe you don't spend enough time driving.
unbelievable

Brooklyn, NY

#64 Nov 14, 2008
Of course I'm tired of it, I commute everyday. I agree with all your points. Yet I definitely don't condone making horrible comments about the girl when people know her family and friends are seeing this. They also didn't deserve this tragedy. There's no excuse for not being respectful. Don't sit there and tell me if it were your loved one that died, you wouldn't feel that way.
upset

Babylon, NY

#65 Nov 14, 2008
rest in peace kaite <3 i miss you so much <3 i can't believe i'll never see you again <3
King v2

Bronx, NY

#67 Nov 14, 2008
Doug wrote:
They all drive like they're be chased by Godzilla.
or one of those big robots from War of the Worlds.
PM Teacher

Bronx, NY

#68 Nov 14, 2008
PMHS student wrote:
It really makes me mad and upset that the 7 teenagers who don't deserve any kind of sympathy are mentioned in this article about a young girl whose smile lit up any room and overall was a person. Katie made good choices and truly cared for the well being of others. The exact opposite of the morons who kill a man based purely on his skin tone. It really just makes me sick.
It also saddens me that such a vibrant, caregiver, who put others in front of her own needs has been associated with the terrible "7" from Pat-Med in the articles written about her because of ignorance of a man that makes over $200,000 can't get his facts right before speaking to the press. Those "7" should have never been mentioned in response to Katie's Loss. He should also get facts right about relatives - saying that one of our principals was her Aunt. This is not the case Mr. Mostow. GET YOUR FACTS Straight. We taught her for 13 years, she was a great student, friend, athlete and peer leader throughout her life. We will miss her dearly. She was a kid that every parent would want for a daughter. The other nonsense that is mentioned in this blog is just plain insensitive and ignorant. A girl has died when her life just began.
concerned

Brooklyn, NY

#69 Nov 14, 2008
Every time something tragic happens, these heartless animals write horrendous comments. It's so old. It's not even worth giving them the satisfaction of writing back. This was a tragic incident and god bless this poor teen and her family. Keep her in your heart and her family in your prayers...
Shocked

East Meadow, NY

#70 Nov 14, 2008
Honestly the fact that people are arguing about pictures of squirrels and wishing death upon others on a wall that should be filled with posts expressing sympathy for the friends and family of an 18 year old girl who's life was stolen from her is pathetic. Have some respect for her and her family, and have some respect for yourselves. How would you feel if this story was about your friend or family member? Whether she was speeding or not, its still a tragedy, and who are you to say she deserved it? No one deserves something like this and I am truly sorry for her family and friends loss.
Darren from patchogue

Brooklyn, NY

#71 Nov 14, 2008
Mark wrote:
It was raining and an inexperienced, young driver may have unfortunitely lost control of her vehicle, spun out into oncomming traffic, and collided with another vehicle and trees.
or
There was oil or debris on the road causing it to become slick, causing multiple spinouts that day.
or
Another driver hit her vehicle causing her to spin out of control on a wet surface.
We may never know what caused the tragic accident; but one thing for sure is that an innocent young woman unnecessarily lost her life. Anyone who would speak negatively or place blame is a faceless coward with no heart. Pure evil!
God bless you Katie, you're in our prayers. Rest in peace; You will be missed.
This is one of the few posts that tell it like it is the other 50 or so are are not relevant
Darren from patchogue

Brooklyn, NY

#72 Nov 14, 2008
Mr OJ wrote:
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You make a good point. The folks on this board are tired of seeing these tragedies everyday on our roads. The public should be outraged over the way people drive. The Police are USELESS, The POLITICIANS are USELESS and quite frankly the general population have no concern for anyone but themselves. AREN'T YOU TIRED OF IT??? Maybe you don't spend enough time driving.
WERE YOU THERE??
King v2

Bronx, NY

#73 Nov 15, 2008
Shocked wrote:
Honestly the fact that people are arguing about pictures of squirrels and wishing death upon others on a wall that should be filled with posts expressing sympathy for the friends and family of an 18 year old girl who's life was stolen from her is pathetic. Have some respect for her and her family, and have some respect for yourselves. How would you feel if this story was about your friend or family member? Whether she was speeding or not, its still a tragedy, and who are you to say she deserved it? No one deserves something like this and I am truly sorry for her family and friends loss.
Not a single person claimed she deserved it. Stop putting words in our mouths and try reading the posts before you rant. So far the only thing said other than acknowledging the fact that her death was unfortunate... is that she may have been driving irresponsibly and not following the rules of the road. That doesn't mean we support her death.

If you had any common sense whatsoever, you would realize that the reason so many fatalities come from car crashes is because these teenagers simply just do not realize that you need to respect a vehicle, obey the law and have consideration for others while driving. Learn how to not drive like your in Nascar because it can be dangerous and obviously, result in death or serious injury not only to the irresponsible driver themselves, but innocent safe drivers as well who share the roads with them. Teenagers drive like they have years of experience, yet they've had their licenses for maybe a year or two tops. This is the reason deaths will continue to happen amongst young adults who drive.

Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#74 Nov 15, 2008
HarleyRider wrote:
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What do you consider excessive? If you drive on the LIE, you would know that about 5% of the vehicles on it do the speed limit, and I for one think it's safer to go with the flow of traffic than to do the speed limit, and have everyone have to swerve to avoid you.
This is one of many tragic accidents that have happened, and we all know your thoughts on them prior to you posting them. I think it's a safe guess you've never had kids, because if you did you'd know they don't start off being perfect drivers, but hopefully become good ones.
What I considerer excessive is anything that common sense tells me is excessive at the time. Doing 65-70 on the LIE during the day when the road is dry is the norm to flow with traffic. Darkness, slick conditions, high volume traffic, entering and exiting are the times to slow down. Nobody can start off being a perfect driver but too many teens these days think they’ve got 20+ years under their belts and high-performance machines on a race track. There’s absolutely no excuse for these crashes and I don’t see many learning from those that happen. Stupidity has obviously replaced common sense.
D OH BAMA

Charlotte, NC

#77 Nov 15, 2008
concerned one wrote:
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The ROOT CAUSE:: AUTO VEHICLES
The ROOT CAUSE: EXCESSIVE SPEED

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