Boy hit by van in Nice, in critical c...

Boy hit by van in Nice, in critical condition

There are 41 comments on the Lake County Record-Bee story from Feb 7, 2009, titled Boy hit by van in Nice, in critical condition. In it, Lake County Record-Bee reports that:

NICE A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition at Oakland Children's Hospital, where he was taken with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a van while riding his bicycle Wednesday night, according to ...

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Kaka

United States

#1 Feb 7, 2009
Isnt John Hopkins the media seeking da going to charge the driver with attempted murder and the poor child with vandalism of the van? He couod get his face in the paper again.
lkpt boater

United States

#2 Feb 7, 2009
So sorry to the family. This child passed away yesterday. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Michael
Customer

Alamo, CA

#5 Feb 7, 2009
comments like these are why i agree with taking away the option to leave comments... you can take such a sad story, which it is from every angle, and balloon so many horrible comments...
are-n-bee

Clearlake, CA

#6 Feb 7, 2009
Wow spdxe3e.....you're a meanie! Such sadness for all involved and some people are so senseless and cruel. Shame on you.
Could have

United States

#7 Feb 7, 2009
Could have seen this comming.
For some reason this doesn't surpise me at all. I didn't really know the kid but he seemed reckless on the bike. He was in the wrong lane, no fully functional breaks, and no lights there is no doubt that it was due to his own doing. It's a shame though. There are a lot of younger riders around the area that don't have proper lights on there bikes, that coupled with bad breaks is just a recipe for disaster.
amazed

Springfield, MO

#8 Feb 7, 2009
spdxe3e wrote:
Won't do that again. Oh well, the inbred parents will just pop out another one.
what kind of person would say such a thing. You should be ashamed of yourself.
so sad

Springfield, MO

#9 Feb 7, 2009
My heart goes out to the boy's family. It is sad for the driver involved too. May he find peace in his heart following this tragedy
Mad

Concord, CA

#10 Feb 7, 2009
WOW, how can people continue to say such mean things. This was a child who passed away! No the paper didn't have the facts right, HE DIED yesterday morning! A young kid, passed away! Yet comments continue to be rude and out of reason. Stop and think before you post it, think about how you would feel if this was a child in your family!It is tragic that something like this happen and I feel bad for the man who hit the child, because knowing that being invovled in an accident, a child lost his live. I also feel deeply for the childs family and for the child, they lost his future, and their future with him. RIP MICHAEL!
collinsfriend

Prairie Du Chien, WI

#11 Feb 7, 2009
The parents should be considered for charges if this bicycle belongs to the boy. Parents should be accountaible for the knowledge of what kind of bike their children owns. If the bike belonged to another child then THEIR parents should be accountable for allowing their child to have such a bike. I recall another sad case in which the parents who were into drugs allowed their son to ride a bike with no brakes above Lucerne. When he fell off the road onto the pavement at the Christian Conference Center he later died of massive head injuries. The parents were not aware or didn't think brakes were that important. They SHOULD have been aware of whether their own child's bike had brakes or not. Parents should be checking their kid's bikes for the proper lights, reflectors and brakes. I've had children before (so I'm not some clueless childless commenter) and I knew what they had. Kids may borrow-but somewhere a parent is dropping the ball if they don't know. Also I have seen many adults riding bikes at night with no lights as well-so the example is not good. I wish the police would ticket everyone who rides illegally-I have a bike too and I have lights, good brakes, reflectors and ALWAYS wear a helmet. Ususally those adults without helmets are riding because their driver's license was pulled.
Ron

San Jose, CA

#12 Feb 7, 2009
Yes, I'm sure the correct thing to do would be to handcuff the parents as they're grieving for their dead son and cart them away. What a stupid douchebag you are. You either have no kids or no feelings or both. You're the dictionary definition of scum.

Since: Jul 08

Nice,California

#13 Feb 8, 2009
Michael Martinez is the boy’s name who got hit by the van. Everyone in my family has known him for over five years. His nationality was Pomo Indian.
I would really like to tell “spdxe3” a few “choice words” and yet these quotes from Native American tribes on wisdom, philosophy and their common sense beliefs seem somehow more appropriate.

-You are never justified in arguing.
-When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.
-The ones that matter most are the children. They are the true human beings.
-If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
-No one else can represent your conscience.
-Do not wrong or hate your neighbors, for it is not he you wrong but yourself.
-Even in Paradise, living all alone would be Hell.
-Love one another and do not strive for another's undoing.
-Even as you desire good treatment, so render it.
-Good and evil cannot dwell together in the same heart, so a good man ought not to go into evil company.
-Thoughts are like arrows: once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim.
And lastly but my favorite is,
- We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
Miss Heather

Oakland, CA

#20 Feb 8, 2009
the best thing to do with hateful posts is to click on the "report abuse" link at the top of the post and then ignore the post until it goes away.
Mike

San Jose, CA

#21 Feb 8, 2009
Too bad spdxe3 can't go away. What a waste of time and air.

“R.I.P Michael Martinez! ”

Since: Feb 09

My name is Renee

#22 Feb 8, 2009
What is the purpose of spdex3 posting cruel comments on this site. Was he sexually abused as a child? Is he just a racist pig? Maybe, just maybe he is a coward who is afraid to face people in real life, so he pretends to be brave posting cruel comments to unsuspecting and grieving people. What a waste of human flesh, even starving animals wouldn't eat his dead body on the side of the road. He would just lay there and rot, and no one would care! As for my best friend Michael, He will always be remembered by all who loved him. Rest in peace Lil Mike! I love you so much!
Sam from Lakeport

AOL

#23 Feb 8, 2009
Sorry to hear of the passing of this young boy, I do know that the Bee was trying to reach CHP and the Hosp. for a update on this youg boy Fri. and could not get anything from them. Unless you have a name of a patient hosp. will not give out any info. As to spdex3 I would like to meet him in the gym and teach him some manners. RIP MICHAEL
a heart

Kelseyville, CA

#24 Feb 8, 2009
I have sat here for two days reading all these comments and I can't take it anymore. Does anyone have a heart? Quiting pointing blame and for the love of god please pray for both partys here. I just want to say I'm truely sorry for your loss. I have three kids myself and to loose one no words can explain. Please stiop these cruel remarks!!!!
Once Upon a Time

Kelseyville, CA

#25 Feb 8, 2009
Well...Buzzards would eat his Carcass...
They dont care how nasty it is...as long as its dead.. or circle it while its dying...
Down with spdex3 wrote:
What is the purpose of spdex3 posting cruel comments on this site. Was he sexually abused as a child? Is he just a racist pig? Maybe, just maybe he is a coward who is afraid to face people in real life, so he pretends to be brave posting cruel comments to unsuspecting and grieving people. What a waste of human flesh, even starving animals wouldn't eat his dead body on the side of the road. He would just lay there and rot, and no one would care! As for my best friend Michael, He will always be remembered by all who loved him. Rest in peace Lil Mike! I love you so much!

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#26 Feb 8, 2009
As Caucasians, we are mortified and offended by the racist remarks posted in this forum.

Hatred gets us nowhere.

Peace to the family and loved ones of the deceased child.

“R.I.P Michael Martinez! ”

Since: Feb 09

My name is Renee

#27 Feb 8, 2009
Once Upon a Time wrote:
Well...Buzzards would eat his Carcass...
They dont care how nasty it is...as long as its dead.. or circle it while its dying...
<quoted text>
Thats True. But i do hate spdex3 cuz Michael was my best friend, and I am also 12 years old. He had a great life and nothing will change that i loved him
!!

“R.I.P Michael Martinez! ”

Since: Feb 09

My name is Renee

#28 Feb 8, 2009
Whats Your name???? I just want to know because You said you were one of his classmates and i go to your school,
hello kitty luvr wrote:
R.I.P. Michael I am one of your classmates and I will never forget you, you were a great guy. And for you spdxe 3 i am also a pomo indian you are just jealous and a poser who doesn't have a life so you are probably some white man that goes to our casinos and loses all his money and is mad because all your money went to us... dont forgot gods watching u going to hell. o yah so is hello kitty she gonna throw cupcakes at u

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