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Pam Clare

United States

#1 Mar 29, 2007
Something is very wrong on West Sample RD. Maybe the speed limit needs to be dropped down. Too many of the children of Coral Springs are getting killed on that strip. Why is the person who hit Shambel Comse not being charged for the accident.
Alan Wallace

United States

#2 Mar 29, 2007
Because she has an AARP card.
Alan Wallace

United States

#3 Mar 29, 2007
The speed limit on west Sample Rd. is 40 miles per hour. This is a six lane road with a raised median. Even west of Coral Springs Drive, where it is as wide open as I-75 and sparsely travelled, it is still 40mph. The problem isn't speeding. It is the young people who seem to believe a car must stop for you, even when it is 10 feet away and going forty when you step in front of it. I don't know how it is where you live, but out here these kids walk down the street, in the travel lanes, four and five abreast and they will NOT move over if they see a car coming. It's like they are daring you to hit them.
dani

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Mar 29, 2007
mr alan wallace i would like to say that u please do not talk about my friend in such way have respect for those who have passed on because she smarter then that. Don't misjudge people just because there a teen.
Linda McDonald

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Mar 29, 2007
Alan Wallace wrote:
The speed limit on west Sample Rd. is 40 miles per hour. This is a six lane road with a raised median. Even west of Coral Springs Drive, where it is as wide open as I-75 and sparsely travelled, it is still 40mph. The problem isn't speeding. It is the young people who seem to believe a car must stop for you, even when it is 10 feet away and going forty when you step in front of it. I don't know how it is where you live, but out here these kids walk down the street, in the travel lanes, four and five abreast and they will NOT move over if they see a car coming. It's like they are daring you to hit them.
Regardless of the speed or how people cross the road. It does not give the right for the driver to hit the person.

Yes that is a very busy intersection with two different bus stops. Maybe that needs to be looked at.
Linda McDonald

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Mar 29, 2007
Dani you are so right. Age does not matter when it comes to a tragedy.
Alan Wallace

United States

#7 Mar 29, 2007
I was not speaking specifically of your friend. I was speaking, in a general way, of my experiences with young people on our steets. As someone who was once a teen I can tell you two things. First, the ability to judge distance and speed comes with experience that most teens have not lived long enough to develop. Second, teens have a habit of being focused only on what's going on with them or in their heads at the moment. That does not make them evil. It just makes them teens. My condolences for your loss. God Bless.
catalina

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Mar 29, 2007
I belive in what dani says! she was a very good outgoing person and this is not the first time that a kid in coral springs dies of a car accident and yes u dont know how it is in coral springs so you shouldnt be talking. teens in boca are not the same as teens in coral springs. coral springs teens are smarter and its very safe down here. its jus the reckless drivers out dere that dont know whar they doing. So please dont be saying things bout Shambrel like that thank you! RIP SHAMBREL! WE LOVED YOU!
Dance Mom

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Mar 29, 2007
Shambrel, we will miss you. To Shambrel's family our thoughts and prayers are with you..
Alan Wallace

United States

#10 Mar 29, 2007
I live in Coral Springs. Since 1984 as a matter of fact. I don't know why it says Boca on my post header. Sometimes it says Boynton Beach or Miami. And again, if you can read my posts, you will see,(if you want to, that is) that I never specifically mentioned anyone by name.
Alan Wallace

United States

#11 Mar 29, 2007
Not to be mean, but if Coral Springs teens were really smarter, don't you think they would know how to spell or construct a sentence?

“Five years and I am ”

Since: Feb 07

still waiting on Karma!!

#12 Mar 29, 2007
Alan Wallace wrote:
The speed limit on west Sample Rd. is 40 miles per hour. This is a six lane road with a raised median. Even west of Coral Springs Drive, where it is as wide open as I-75 and sparsely travelled, it is still 40mph. The problem isn't speeding. It is the young people who seem to believe a car must stop for you, even when it is 10 feet away and going forty when you step in front of it. I don't know how it is where you live, but out here these kids walk down the street, in the travel lanes, four and five abreast and they will NOT move over if they see a car coming. It's like they are daring you to hit them.
Alan, I agree about the attitude of the kids. While it might not be so in this case, I experience the same thing in NE ft. Lauderdale. Heaven forbid I am getting home as the high school lets out. They walk in the middle of the road & look right at you. They will step out in front of you while staring you in the eye. It is truly frightning. I don't want to hit one of these kids.
upset

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Mar 29, 2007
can we watch what we say on this site. a child was killed.

Mr. Wallace you can be alittle more sensative or just do not reply.
Pam Clare -CS

United States

#14 Mar 29, 2007
I lived in Coral springs for 13 years-And I am very upset. What is wrong with you people a child in dead.
The bottom line is that a young ladies life has been taken before, She had a chance to live. I am sill having a problem with a person hitting child and not getting proscuted. Even if children act like they can not be hit doesnt mean it is OK
Shambrel May you rest in peace!
MELiSSA

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Mar 29, 2007
REST iN PEACE SHAMBREL.
i LOVE YOU ANGEL!
Meme

United States

#16 Mar 29, 2007
I agree completely with Catalina and Dani. No matter the circumstances, drivers need to be more focused and so do teens. It seems as if people are always in a rush to get places or unaware of whats going on that it ends up costing someone their life. It doesn't take much to take a breath and breathe/relax when behind the wheel. It has been getting out of control on the road these days, especially the major ones used more frequently. There is always going to be stereotyping based on age because others feel as if that will explain why things happened the way they did, but in reality, it doesnt do anything but create more problems. People just need to be cautious and aware of their surroundings. You never think it can happen to you but in the world today, you can never predict what can and cannot happen to you. R.I.P SHAMBREL. MY CONDOLENSCES TO HER LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS WHO CARED ABOUT HER <3
Dan

United States

#17 Mar 29, 2007
My condolences to Shambrel's family and friends. At a time like this, it should be clear, that for some people its a time for mourning, and remembering someone they knew and loved. Not a time to correct teen behavior. Definately not a time to spout self righteous indignation. If your realy sincere in making changes Mr. Wallace, which I have a hard time believing, then this is not the time or the format. The things that you stated only fuel the fire of anger and resentment. Not change. So again, I have a hard time believing in your sincerity.
brel x3

Pompano Beach, FL

#18 Mar 30, 2007
i miss you
Brittany Thomas

AOL

#19 Apr 1, 2007
Im Shambrels Best Friend, She Was My Sister From Another Family. To Mr. Wallace, As Shambrel's Best Friend I Can Honeslty Tell You That What You're Saying Is Completely Ridiculous In This Case. She Is Not Dumb, First Off She Was Scared To Cross The Street Because Of Things From Her Past. I KNOW She's Not A Daredevil, She Didnt Walk Into The Street Just To See If The Car Would Stop.
But I Must Add That I Agree With You, In CERTAIN CASES Children Do walk Into The Street Like A Car Will Just Drive Right Through Them And Nothing Will Happen. I ASSURE YOU THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE CASES.
Thierry Pierre- Louis

United States

#20 Apr 1, 2007
As far as I am concerned, Shambrel was a dear friend of mine. I hung out with her. Before she passed, the last thing I did was walk up behind her and give her the biggest hug I've ever given her. That was it. I didn't say goodbye, I didn't tell her that I appreciated her as a friend, and I sure enough didn't get a chance to spend as much time with her as much as possible.
Mr.Wallace, I understand where you are coming from. However, the comment you made about distance is equally and issue among the older people who are on the street. If you didn't know, the lady driving the Nissan was 59 and at that age, you can't possibly say that she was in the best visual condition to see as clearly as one in my own age group. Keep in mind that she was crossing the street at 4:something in the afternoon. Broad daylight, in other words. Even if she were moving at 40 mph, she would have been able to see a fully clothed girl crossing and avoided hitting her by braking or swerving just a bit.
I apologize for making it personal, but you have to understand that the personal experience is a microcosm in the macrocosm of the teenage world. The teens must be aware of their surroundings, of the apparent rules of the road/pedestrian laws, and of the danger of crossing at inappropriate times. Yet, it is up to the drivers to be aware of the obstacles that may be in their path. Keeping your eyes on the road isn't enough. Around the road to see what may come and not just what is in front of you.
To all those who may have a chance to read this message, please take your own lives into consideration and use the utmost caution when crossing the street, driving, or anywhere in particular. Life is short and taking risks isn't going to make it any longer. My condolences to Shambrel's family and my sympathies to all of our mutual friends. To Brittany, I'm here for you, kiddo. Anything you need, feel free to let me know. Thank you.

P.S.
Mr. Wallace, with all due respect, THAT was a smart Coral Springs youth who just turned 18 and can spell AND construct sentences and complete thoughts. Think before you speak and you might actually see that there's more to "Coral Springs kids" than you thought.

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