Driver, 20, Dies in Park Ridge Crash

Driver, 20, Dies in Park Ridge Crash

There are 41 comments on the WBBM-AM Chicago story from Dec 25, 2007, titled Driver, 20, Dies in Park Ridge Crash. In it, WBBM-AM Chicago reports that:

Posted: Tuesday, 25 December 2007 8:20AM Driver, 20, Dies in Park Ridge Crash PARK RIDGE-- Justin Prendergast, 20, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in north suburban Park Ridge. via WBBM-AM Chicago

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A life ended too young

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 26, 2007
I knew the young man Justin Prendergast and it's a shock and terrible waste for a life to be wasted at only 20 years of age. There are the practical issues that scream out of course to wear seat belts and not to drink and drive. Shouldn't we all know this by now? This is another reminder too that we need to be grateful for each day,our family and friends. Every day truely is a gift.
way too young

Bellwood, IL

#2 Dec 26, 2007
what a cristmass for the family.
my heart goes out to all the familys involved.
yes life is short.
we just never know.
yes gratitude for each day.
peace and light
andrew

Batavia, IL

#3 Dec 27, 2007
this is my best friends brother and I hope who hit this Justins car burns in hell
a friend

Bartlett, IL

#4 Dec 28, 2007
he wasn't the driver. he was sitting behind the driver's seat.
a friend

Bartlett, IL

#5 Dec 29, 2007
a friend wrote:
he wasn't the driver. he was sitting behind the driver's seat.
Yes,Justin was not responsible and neither were any of the other boys in the car. The other driver, a 28 year old grown man was drinking and driving. A sensless waste. I was at the wake last night and to see how many people were there crying and grieving shows what a truly great loss this was. I don't think those that knew Justin will be able to put this out of our minds for a very very long time.
Be Real

Montgomery, IL

#6 Dec 29, 2007
Even though I do not know Justin, when I heard about the accident, I cried. I am so sad that another person had to die because some jerk in the world thought it was ok to DRINK ( 3 times over the legal limit!!!!) and TAKE DRUGS and drive out on the streets where innocent people are just going about their daily lives. When are we going to get outraged as a society and say that this is NOT OK!! Just like smoking, there has to be ALOT of PEER PRESSURE to say that if you even think about getting in a car when you have been drinking, you are a stupid idiot. Unfortunately, too many people still think that's it's macho to get really high and cruise the streets. When will it ever stop? My prayers go out to Justin's friends and family. May they be comforted by their memories of him and knowing that he is with God.
favorite Aunt Shelly

Bartlett, IL

#7 Dec 31, 2007
If every outraged person bought a white t-shirt and wrote RIP JP and showed up at the drivers court date maybe we could send a message loud enough and other lives could be saved!!! Do something to make the world a better place.. Do it in Justin name!!! If you really care.
Ron

Tinley Park, IL

#8 Dec 31, 2007
You were awesome J.P.! No one will ever forget about you!
a friend

Bartlett, IL

#9 Dec 31, 2007
favorite Aunt Shelly wrote:
If every outraged person bought a white t-shirt and wrote RIP JP and showed up at the drivers court date maybe we could send a message loud enough and other lives could be saved!!! Do something to make the world a better place.. Do it in Justin name!!! If you really care.
Please post when and where for those of us who would like to as soon as you know
Justins Older Sister

Chicago, IL

#10 Jan 1, 2008
Justin was the sweetest kid, I love my brother so much and this asshole took him from me and my daughter and my sister, brother, parents and his friends. This was no ones fault but that drunk high prick, my brother had his whole life in front of him he had so much to do. He is in a better place now, he will be watching over us now. I love you Justin!!!!!!!!
Stephanie Chew

Alsip, IL

#11 Jan 3, 2008
justin i cant believe that your gone you were such a funny guy even we didnt talk alot you were still a down ass guy !! but now your in peace and just remember you had a lottt of friends that cared about you especically everyone who went to portage!! i wont forget about you.
Old Hockey Friend

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 3, 2008
Brian and Family, You are in my prayers. I remember Justin playing D for the Blues.
Justins Older Sister

Chicago, IL

#13 Jan 9, 2008
a friend wrote:
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Please post when and where for those of us who would like to as soon as you know
For anyone who would like to know or come. there will be a hearing Monday, Jan. 14 at the Cook County 2d Municipal Courthouse in Skokie at 1:30 anf like my Aunt said If every outraged person bought a white t-shirt and wrote RIP JP and showed up at the drivers court date maybe we could send a message loud enough and other lives could be saved!!! Do something to make the world a better place.. Do it in Justin name!!!
Justins Older Sister

Chicago, IL

#14 Jan 9, 2008
For anyone who would like to know or come. there will be a hearing Monday, Jan. 14 at the Cook County 2d Municipal Courthouse in Skokie at 1:30 anf like my Aunt said If every outraged person bought a white t-shirt and wrote RIP JP and showed up at the drivers court date maybe we could send a message loud enough and other lives could be saved!!! Do something to make the world a better place.. Do it in Justin name!!!
ake

United States

#16 Mar 13, 2008
this is horrible im so sorry to the friends and family this has happend to! im not sure if this is the same person ive been looking for but reguardless its tragic.....i think this justin was a friend of mine but like i said im not sure i cant find a picture.....if he lived in austin its him.....if anyone could help me.....figure it out....im so sorry for this to happen to anyone...
4peace

Alexandria, VA

#17 Apr 1, 2008
ake wrote:
this is horrible im so sorry to the friends and family this has happend to! im not sure if this is the same person ive been looking for but reguardless its tragic.....i think this justin was a friend of mine but like i said im not sure i cant find a picture.....if he lived in austin its him.....if anyone could help me.....figure it out....im so sorry for this to happen to anyone...
Justin did live in Austin for a short time. I'm sorry that you had to find out this way.
Justins little sis

Chicago, IL

#18 Jul 23, 2008
i miss you Justin ... wish you where here.
i drive by where the accident was everyday since i moved back to dads house.
we think about you every single day
you always seem to get brought up in a conversation
sometimes we laugh about stuff you did
and other times we have to fight back
our tears.
Finally we where at an age where we could talk to each other without fighting...
i was waiting for so long and then you where brutaly ripped away from us.
i love you and im not afraid to die know
because i would be with you again.
i love you Justin
someone

Chicago, IL

#19 Oct 18, 2008
justin we miss u i did not no u that well but anyway i still think bout u.
no need for a name

Chicago, IL

#20 Dec 14, 2008
When I look at my left wrist i see a black wrist band thats says R.I.P Justin. it tears me apart everyday and now that Xmas is rolling back around it hurts more then ever. its almost been a year in a couple of days and the pain hasnt gone away yet!
We miss you jp!!!!!!!!!!
"Chu know it"
Like brothers

Chicago, IL

#21 Jan 6, 2009
Well its been over a year now and it only still seems like yesterday we lost him the pain is still there knowing i cant see him any more but i know hes with me in heart JP you were like my brother I LOVE YOU "Chu Know It"
white owls Oooo!! OOOooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

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