Elderly Driver Hits, Kills Teen Pedes...

Elderly Driver Hits, Kills Teen Pedestrian

There are 12 comments on the WOIO story from Jan 6, 2008, titled Elderly Driver Hits, Kills Teen Pedestrian. In it, WOIO reports that:

An investigating is underway into the Friday night death of an Oberlin teen. The fatal accident happened on State Route 511 just east of Oberlin Road. via WOIO

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annonymous

Cleveland, OH

#1 Jan 6, 2008
1) why has no one asked the question of why the man fled the scene and why he was not arrested for hit & run? It seems to me that the police are covering up something.
2) he fled the scene not once but TWICE and he gets to go to his comfy home while curtis lays in a box
3) If he's not a monster like his family says, why has he not tried to apologize or send sympathy cards or flowers, what's he hiding?
Mike Pettit

Beachwood, OH

#2 Jan 6, 2008
i JUST WANNA LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT ALBERT HELKE IS NOT A MONSTER HE IS AN AMAZING MAN WHO I HAVE KNOWN ALL MY LIFE. HE IS MY GRANDFATHER AND HE DIDNT LEAVE THE SCENE TWICE HE CIRCLED BACK AROUND TO SEE WHAT HE HAD HIT I HAVE TALKE DTO HIM CONSTANTLY AND ANYONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW HIM NEEDS TO SHUT UP BECAUSE I KNOW HE IS NOT A MONSTER NORE WOULD HE EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON PURPOSE
no name

Garrison, TX

#3 Jan 6, 2008
i think drivers over 50 should be re tested every 2 years and be checked out by a dr
no name

Garrison, TX

#4 Jan 6, 2008
Mike Pettit wrote:
i JUST WANNA LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT ALBERT HELKE IS NOT A MONSTER HE IS AN AMAZING MAN WHO I HAVE KNOWN ALL MY LIFE. HE IS MY GRANDFATHER AND HE DIDNT LEAVE THE SCENE TWICE HE CIRCLED BACK AROUND TO SEE WHAT HE HAD HIT I HAVE TALKE DTO HIM CONSTANTLY AND ANYONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW HIM NEEDS TO SHUT UP BECAUSE I KNOW HE IS NOT A MONSTER NORE WOULD HE EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON PURPOSE
im sure your grandfather was scared and it was an accident and he is in our prayers and so is the young man and his family and he IS NOT A MONSTER
Sam

Washington Court House, OH

#5 Jan 7, 2008
People should not be walking on the road in the dark. It is very sad what had happened but they should have never been on the road anyways. It was not the elderly man's fault, it was a horrible accident.
Kleo

Dallas, TX

#6 Jan 7, 2008
I have driven down that stretch of road at night. That area could use a few more street lights. If they were wearing any dark colored clothing they would have been very difficult to see. According to the girl in the video they were walk with traffic not against as they shouldn have been.
unknown

Cleveland, OH

#7 Jan 10, 2008
I THINK YOU'RE WRITE. DRIVERS OVER 50 SHOULD BE TESTED EVERY 2 YEARS.
jeannette

Houston, TX

#8 Jan 24, 2008
alright im curtis aunt and its heart breaking to me to loose this boy that i loved so much ya it probly was an accident but the family is hurting and we had a great kid took from us at a young age im sure albert did not meen to hit him im just sad about the whole thing and people need to know that both familys are going threw alot and we dont need aguments we need help to get threw this and thats for us both .
so sad lov ya curtis you will be for ever missed r.i.p
anon

Toledo, OH

#9 Jan 26, 2008
Mike Pettit wrote:
i JUST WANNA LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT ALBERT HELKE IS NOT A MONSTER HE IS AN AMAZING MAN WHO I HAVE KNOWN ALL MY LIFE. HE IS MY GRANDFATHER AND HE DIDNT LEAVE THE SCENE TWICE HE CIRCLED BACK AROUND TO SEE WHAT HE HAD HIT I HAVE TALKE DTO HIM CONSTANTLY AND ANYONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW HIM NEEDS TO SHUT UP BECAUSE I KNOW HE IS NOT A MONSTER NORE WOULD HE EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON PURPOSE
People will think what they want, unfortunately they also like to see punishment whether or not it is deserved. I don't believe your Grandfather purposely tried to hurt anyone, he was trying to do the right thing. I think he's going through punishment enough dealing with the situation. I regret hearing that a parent has to bury a child but I also feel your side of it.
net

Houston, TX

#10 Mar 15, 2008
well its been 2 months they had a court date on the 12th are family is still taken this like it just happen he was a really good kid he just wanted to be there and help out and do some things that he loved to do most of all he wanted to grow up he could not wait fast enough to be an adult but its sad to say that ended on jan 4th think about it people its just not right .
kelly

Houston, TX

#11 Mar 15, 2008
why did he hit him it broke his winshield front at that than kept right on going?
why did he come back and than went to leave again?
he hit him with the front of the van .
he thought it was a deer ??
net

Houston, TX

#12 Mar 24, 2008
Sam wrote:
People should not be walking on the road in the dark. It is very sad what had happened but they should have never been on the road anyways. It was not the elderly man's fault, it was a horrible accident.
may be if it was your nephew would you be thinkin diff every one has a right to walk no one has a right to take a life may be the driver should have never been drivin he a cant see hear and he dont have insurence think befor you talk

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