Girl, 12, killed in Whittier crash

There are 37 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from May 4, 2013, titled Girl, 12, killed in Whittier crash. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A 12-year-old girl was killed and two people were injured in a crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a car Friday night, police said.

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ANTHONY

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 5, 2013
I was at te scene . One of the first ones. horrific site. I saw the families reactions first hand and the departed young girl dead in the vehicle . I pray for the families . The father driving will have to live with this for the rest of his life , and I will never forget that night .
a parent

La Habra, CA

#3 May 5, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
It's too bad that stupid parents continue to drive their families in SUV's.
What does it matter what kind of car you drive. an accident is an accident... it's sad to lose someone.. don't post negative comments...
Anonymous

Pico Rivera, CA

#5 May 5, 2013
BTW, my comment was not "negative". It's a fact.

Saying that the sky is cloud is not being negative. It's merely an observation, you fool.
Her name is Maddisen

Downey, CA

#6 May 5, 2013
I knew her and her dad is a very safe driver so calm down she was the most beautiful girl in the world she was kind sweet and always put a smile on your face R.I.P.
Eric

La Habra, CA

#7 May 5, 2013
RIP. she went to my sons school. Praying for the family and all students and friends. Went to the shrine that was set up on the Morningside sign area. But they put it on the street. It's ok my son fixed it and put more candles. Very sad to know your gone but your memory will never be erased.
annonymous

La Habra, CA

#8 May 5, 2013
I'm not sure the type of vehicle even matters in this case. From what I am hearing from friends who witnessed the accident it was pretty horrific. If anyone is to blame it should be the driver trying to make a quick left turn in front of on coming traffic. I don't see why anyone should be posting anything other then condolences here. They could have been driving the "safest" vehicle out there and the outcome sounds like it would have been the same. These people lost their beautiful 12 year old daughter. My daughter also attends school with her and my heart goes out to her family and friends. Me being a parent it sickens me to see anyone posting blame at all in this case at the parents for driving an "unsafe" vehicle without knowing the circumstances or facts of what actually happened. To say your comment is not negative is absurd. Put yourself in their shoes. How would you feel to read people putting blame on you for your child's death .
Again, my thoughts and prayers are with her family.
annonymous

La Habra, CA

#9 May 5, 2013
Also the xterra rates very high for safety......
Anonymous

Pico Rivera, CA

#10 May 5, 2013
annonymous wrote:
I don't see why anyone should be posting anything other then condolences here.
You obviously aren't very bright. This is not a sympathy site. It's a news discussion board.

Hopefully, other idiots who drive their kids in SUV's will consider getting a safer vehicle. Well, they will if they care more about their family than their image. There are much more practical vehicles out there for families, but many people are "too cool" to drive them.
Anonymous

Pico Rivera, CA

#11 May 5, 2013
annonymous wrote:
...it sickens me to see anyone posting blame at all in this case...
If you don't want to be "sickened", then you shouldn't visit this thread.

It sounds as if the BMW driver is to blame, but the outcome might have been different if the Xterra driver had been driving something else. Anyone with a brain knows that SUV's do not react the same as other vehicles when a driver has to swerve.
annonymous

United States

#12 May 5, 2013
You are a heartless bastard. You speak of the accident like you know and you were there. The xterra rates over a 7 for safety so take your miserable heartless attitude elsewhere. You speak of the other poster as not being bright but perhaps you should do the research before you open your disgusting mouth and blame the parents. You should be ashamed of yourself. They are grieving already the loss of their child which if you read the article at all you would see it was not there fault. You have been the only ignorant person on here to make such a bold accusation as to blame the parents. You obviously are a lonely miserable person who has nothing better to do then to kick someone when they are down. People like you should be culled.
Anonymous

Pico Rivera, CA

#13 May 5, 2013
annonymous wrote:
You are a heartless bastard. You speak of the accident like you know and you were there. The xterra rates over a 7 for safety so take your miserable heartless attitude elsewhere. You speak of the other poster as not being bright but perhaps you should do the research before you open your disgusting mouth and blame the parents. You should be ashamed of yourself. They are grieving already the loss of their child which if you read the article at all you would see it was not there fault. You have been the only ignorant person on here to make such a bold accusation as to blame the parents. You obviously are a lonely miserable person who has nothing better to do then to kick someone when they are down. People like you should be culled.
Quit your crying. I don't need to be there to know that SUV's, in general, are not safe vehicles and that many parents select them because they think they are too cool to drive vehicles that are more suited to a family. Their image is more of a priority than their family's safety.

I'm not lonely, at all. But thanks for showing your ignorance. I'm not surprised to see that your ignorance is not confined to vehicles safety. LOL!!
Anonymous

Pico Rivera, CA

#14 May 5, 2013
BTW, I didn't blame the parents, you fool. I merely made a comment about how I continue to see stupid parents drive their kids around in SUV's. I didn't state that it was definitively a contributing factor in this incident. Although, I do wonder if it may have been.
Classmate

La Habra, CA

#15 May 5, 2013
I knew the girl from school and saw the scene afterward. When I found out it was her I cried. I didn't know her well but I saw her at her volleyball right before it happened. Rest in peace Maddisen. My condolences go out her family.
Marisa

Pomona, CA

#16 May 5, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
It's too bad that stupid parents continue to drive their families in SUV's.
How old & how unbelievably ignorant r u 2 post such a uneducated comment. He was a VERY involved/dedicated father. Do research Mr./Ms. "Anonymous" before posting obsurd comments!
Madison

Pico Rivera, CA

#17 May 5, 2013
I live in the neighborhood across from Morning Star church. As usual all neighbors go out when there is such a big accident. But to see the police use the jaws of life to get that person out, and then to see them pull out such a little thing, my heart is just broken. Absolutley unfair in every way for her to be so young and taken away. The family literally lived 10 seconds away. They can go in their front yard and see where it all happened. They deserve nothing but kind thoughts sent their way. They don't deserve to be told they should have had a better car you jerk. Rest in peace sweet girl. You are most definitely loved.
classmate

United States

#18 May 5, 2013
I went to school with her. She was one of my friends. Everybody that knows her misses her. If her parents are reading this I just want to you to know that she was such a good friend. She had such a funny and adorable laugh. I just want to let anybody know she was awesome and such a living person and that she will always be missed. I'm one of her friends......... Ernie Flores. She is forever missed and we all love her. I love her. <3
AMJ

United States

#19 May 5, 2013
my son attends the same school as her and we are all sadden to her of her loss. our thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends. God Bless!
Lori

Long Beach, CA

#20 May 6, 2013
ANTHONY wrote:
I was at te scene . One of the first ones. horrific site. I saw the families reactions first hand and the departed young girl dead in the vehicle . I pray for the families . The father driving will have to live with this for the rest of his life , and I will never forget that night .
Anthony can you contact me? turkishcamelsmoker@att.net
Young Girl's Aunt
Aunt

Long Beach, CA

#21 May 6, 2013
Maddisen was the most loving, funny ray of sunshine that was blessed upon our family. Thank-You to everyone who has been speaking so kindly of Maddisen. Please pray for her mom, dad, sisters & brother in this most tragic of times.
What will it take to make this intersection safer?
Please, positive posts only.
David

Long Beach, CA

#22 May 6, 2013
My daughter went to school with Maddie and was in her first period class. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family . RIP

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