DeLand man dies after being hit by sp...

DeLand man dies after being hit by speeding teen

There are 72 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 17, 2008, titled DeLand man dies after being hit by speeding teen. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A DeLand man is dead Thursday after a speeding teenage driver drove his sedan through a stop sign in a residential Ormond Beach neighborhood and struck his car, police said.

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DiamondsandPearl s

Windermere, FL

#1 Jan 17, 2008
Here we go again.

Since: Jan 08

Windermere, FL

#2 Jan 17, 2008
Another death due to drivers who don't have the ability to drive resposibly.

OY.

Since: Jan 08

Windermere, FL

#3 Jan 17, 2008
There should be an N in responsibly, in the above post.

Failure to proofread due to advanced state of age.

OY VEY.
Frank

Orlando, FL

#4 Jan 17, 2008
I think we really need to change the driving age. Maybe limit it from 21 to 71. Fifty years is plenty of time to drive.
saversguy

Ocoee, FL

#5 Jan 17, 2008
Charge that kid with manslaughter. That will slow his butt down.
your_captain

Kissimmee, FL

#6 Jan 17, 2008
In the state of New Jersey you get a provisional license for 2 years after you first obtain a drivers license. If under 18 you cant drive past 11pm and it has other restrictions, and penalties if caught speeding, at fault accidents, tickets... and it works people dont drive as crazy as down here ; especially I-4 theres no other crazy highway in this country that compares to it.
Dirty Harry

Lady Lake, FL

#7 Jan 17, 2008
A mans got to know his limitations
csp

Orlando, FL

#8 Jan 17, 2008
I cannot believe how many innocent people die due to other people's negligence.

RIP Mr. Mitchell.
Maxfield

Oviedo, FL

#9 Jan 17, 2008
I hope he gets charged with manslaughter or worse. An innocent person snuffed out by some jerk kid.
noaht

Kissimmee, FL

#10 Jan 17, 2008
I was 17 when I started driving, but "back then", we had the fear of God put in us from our parents. We knew that if we were reckless or treated the auto with anything other than respect, we would not have that car to drive. Now, people just turn their kids loose and hope they won't get into any serious trouble, but with the advent of cell phones, better music options, mp3's, etc, kids have a lot more distractions than we did, so they see it more as a game than a responsibility. I hope he is charged with manslaughter (at least), because unless you truly learn a valuable lesson, you will just repeat the offense. Maybe the knowledge that he has taken someone's life will linger with him for a long time and make him realize he can't be careless and selfish.
fstopfitz

Lincoln, NE

#11 Jan 17, 2008
Deepest symphaty for Mr. Mitchell's family.
If they take the 17 year old's license he will just drive without one.
UNbelievable

Tampa, FL

#12 Jan 17, 2008
your_captain wrote:
In the state of New Jersey you get a provisional license for 2 years after you first obtain a drivers license. If under 18 you cant drive past 11pm and it has other restrictions, and penalties if caught speeding, at fault accidents, tickets... and it works people dont drive as crazy as down here ; especially I-4 theres no other crazy highway in this country that compares to it.
Looks like this accident happened right after noon?

If we really wanted to get serious, we'd have these turds paying the victim's family -- for lost wages, etc. Every crime should be punished by forcing the criminal to repay the victim multiple times the amount of damage they caused. Then the victims would have some form of compensation, and the criminal wouldn't spend time in prison, and consider his "debt to society" as being paid.
wondering in orlando

Winter Garden, FL

#13 Jan 17, 2008
This punk teenager should be forced to pay the victim's family and be charged with manslaughter. He deserves no sympathy. Another young punk with no respect for anyone else's life. A young man is dead because this punk had no regard for anyone else. He is old enough to know better. Sometime in prison would serve him well and when he gets out he can work to pay the victim's family. He needs to be held responsible.

And I agree years ago driving was considered a privilege! Kids drove with the fear of their parents and that is the way it should be. Now this young punks (both girls and boys) think it is their "Right" to drive. They are immature, irresponsible and ignorant. They have no appreciation for the damage a car can due when driven recklessly and with no regard to other drivers!

Raise the minimum age to drive to 21 and keep these young kids off the streets and in school!
Typical

Orlando, FL

#14 Jan 17, 2008
your_captain wrote:
especially I-4 theres no other crazy highway in this country that compares to it.
Apparently, you've never been on I-95 south of West Palm Beach! I think girls shouldn't be able to drive until they're 21 and boys 'til 25.
Typical

Orlando, FL

#15 Jan 17, 2008
UNbelievable wrote:
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Looks like this accident happened right after noon?
If we really wanted to get serious, we'd have these turds paying the victim's family -- for lost wages, etc. Every crime should be punished by forcing the criminal to repay the victim multiple times the amount of damage they caused. Then the victims would have some form of compensation, and the criminal wouldn't spend time in prison, and consider his "debt to society" as being paid.
I wonder why he wasn't in school?
Wolffie

Merritt Island, FL

#16 Jan 17, 2008
I send condolences and prayers to the family of Mr. Mitchell.
get real

Lake Mary, FL

#17 Jan 18, 2008
your_captain wrote:
In the state of New Jersey you get a provisional license for 2 years after you first obtain a drivers license. If under 18 you cant drive past 11pm and it has other restrictions, and penalties if caught speeding, at fault accidents, tickets... and it works people dont drive as crazy as down here ; especially I-4 theres no other crazy highway in this country that compares to it.
You obviously have never been on the Los Angeles Freeway! Or the New Jersey or Florida Turnpikes for that matter!
Rick in NSB

Palm Coast, FL

#18 Jan 18, 2008
Steve will be missed by many. He was a wonderful husband, father to 2 girls including a newborn, was working on his Phd., went on missionary trips to other countries and was a GREAT surfing buddy. The tragedy of this acccident has yet to sink in. I am still in shock that one 17 year old child can create two orphans and a widow by speeding. Please say a prayer for Steve and his family and hope that his death is not in vain. Steve was one of those people that if you met him, you would consider yourself fortunate to meet such a genuine person.The world needs more like Steve!!
We Will Miss You Steve!!!!!
Ash

Herndon, VA

#19 Jan 18, 2008
Steve was a good man, and a great speech therapist. He helped so many people, and it is a real loss. The first time I met Steve, his wife was pregnant with his child. He was happy, and excited about having another child. It is a shame that his children won't have their father in their life. Steve will be missed!!!

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Since: Oct 07

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#20 Jan 18, 2008
Ash wrote:
Steve was a good man, and a great speech therapist. He helped so many people, and it is a real loss. The first time I met Steve, his wife was pregnant with his child. He was happy, and excited about having another child. It is a shame that his children won't have their father in their life. Steve will be missed!!!
How depressing, sounds like he was a good man. So young too. God Bless.

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