18-year-old Ladera Ranch woman killed...

18-year-old Ladera Ranch woman killed on toll road

There are 304 comments on the Orange Co. Register story from Nov 1, 2006, titled 18-year-old Ladera Ranch woman killed on toll road. In it, Orange Co. Register reports that:

Nicole Catsouras, 18, of Ladera Ranch was killed Tuesday afternoon when her black Porsche 911 Carrera clipped a Honda she was trying to pass on the right at more than 100 mph on the Eastern Toll Road, the ...

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dddd

Placentia, CA

#365 Sep 13, 2007
lv-oc666 wrote:
The other driver wasnt drunk or had any drugs in thier system. Nicole was going to fast and made poor judgements. The whole thing is almost like a movie, Hot young girl from the oc with a well off family, gets in s fight with her parents, has a drink, steals the porsche, and then dies in a horrific crash. I feel bad that the pics are out there, but whem i first saw them, i decided to slow down on the road, and that was back in november i DIDNT KNOW WHO SHE WAS, AND I DIDNT SEE THE OC REGISTER ARTICLE,. I just read the article yesterday about her parents suing to get the pictures removed, and actually saw a pic of what she looked like, and it affected greatly, i also prayed for her last night. However I think down the line in a few years they should reconsider and maybe use thier story and, these pics should in traffic court and school, to shock people to slwo down. They should show Nicole's before and after and pictures of the family that are grieving, if it saves one person, it was worth seeing those pics. As bad as they are, they make you think, and i know I will never forget them or her, if you look around her death has touched people good or bad. I know I am a better person for seeing those pics. I havent speed on the toll road or 405 or 55 since seeing those pics. Once the pain gets a little more bearable for the parents they should think about speaking in public about this tradgey to groups, schools, etc. I think this situation can help people, even though it sucks, and i think it can also help the parents. They can show people Nicole made a mistake, and she paid the ulimate price, but her life ment something, and her death meant something.

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about....Just so you know...she had 3 younger sisters. Impressionable, young and innocent. They suffer, along with her parents because of this. Get all of your information before you judge!!!!This situation should have never come to this. Your comment about her being a young hot girl from the oc......How about a beautiful young woman, who loved Jesus and loved her family and had her whole life ahead of her! As for the well off family comment.....money is not what is important to them. And just so you all know.......NIKKI WAS NOT DRINKING OR DRUNK! Her toxicology report was clean! Ha! What an incrdible loss....you will never know!
Veronica

Black Canyon City, AZ

#366 Sep 16, 2007
Ok I've gotta say that Angel.... you really dont make any sense at all but I stand by my statement that Lee is an insensitive ass. But Angel, really you don't seem to have known Nicole because in one of your posts you said she was nothing like what you assumed her to be. Lee, your comments were NOT based on fact except when you said Nicole's actions led to this unfortunate event which claimed her life. I do believe that Nicole was somewhat at fault because she was speeding but calling her dad the names you (Lee) called him is just rude and shows what an ass you really are. But I also still feel for Nicole's family... no one should ever have to lose a child this way and the things people did such as emailing these pictures to her father, texting them to her cousin (who was only 13 or 14 at the time) and reproducing them and taping them to her sister's locker is cruel, sick and sadistic.
Monique

Black Canyon City, AZ

#367 Sep 16, 2007
grace wrote:
okay "mike", how dare you insult me. did i say anything to you?? no, i didnt. so go shove your pathetic insults up your ass. you have no idea of the pain that that family is going through. shame on you for having no heart or compassion. im only trying to stick up to a family that means the world to me.
I definitely agree with you Grace... if I had known Nikki I'd be saying the same things as you. When I initially saw the pictures they were titled "Don't Drink and Drive" but considering I saw them on MySpace I went to a search engine and found out that she was not drinking at all. I do believe that her rate of speed contributed to her death but I still think people need to shut up and quit saying insensitive things about her. Yeah she was from Ladera Ranch, which I've heard is a neighborhood where the residents are fairly well off but that does not for one minute mean she was spoiled. I feel for her sisters, parents and cousins and wish the CHP would have the balls to at least tell the family what they're doing to punish the sick sadistic bastard who put these photos on the internet. I admit these had more of an impact on me than ones of just a wrecked car but it's still wrong for them to be out there like this. Sorry I went on for so long but I tend to talk alot.
Monique

Black Canyon City, AZ

#368 Sep 16, 2007
Cary wrote:
Her face was not ripped off. Where did you get that fallacy? Don't try to make yourself sound intelligent. Oh, wait I forgot, you most know that guy who was in the other car, oh, no you don't. And yes, he did tell me that her car rolled several times. She did not die on impact. Don't comment if you don't know what you're talking about. It just makes you look stupid.
Well to me it looked as if her face was ripped off. I mean she had no face left. And how do you know she didn't die on impact??? I don't see how your manager could have tried to save her seeing as she was on the side of the car that hit the side of the toll booth. And furthermore, besides being an obviously compassionate person why would he run across the median and the toll road to her car??? I have heard this road doesn't have much traffic but it just doesn't make sense. I am sorry if I offended you, that was not my intention.
randy russell

AOL

#369 Sep 21, 2007
verry sad!!!!
ANGEL

Piscataway, NJ

#370 Sep 29, 2007
THIS IS FOR ALL YOU JUDGEMENTAL COLD HEARTED PEOPLE

But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 “Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. 30 “Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 “If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
Beth Rottiway3405 at aol

AOL

#371 Nov 15, 2007
I guess it's easier to say "she deserved this" or "she brought it on herself" than to have compassion and realize NO ONE deserves to die like that, or to die *period* at age 18. But those of you saying these things *need* think that there is something different about Nicole and her family, because if you can somehow convince yourself of that, then you can also convince yourself that something horrific won't happen to you. Guess what- Nicole and her family were like any other family, they loved, they fought, they had challenges, and they were no different from you or I. It's the same when parents have a kidnapped child- people say "Oh she dosen't look very upset," but what you're really saying is "there must be something weird about them and I'm not weird so it wont happen to me." Guess what a$$hole- these things CAN happen to you. Can you honestly say you've never sped or cut someone off or even worse? So if we find pictures of you decapitated can we send them to your family and laugh because you will have DESERVED it? Of course not. But then again, this won't happen to you, right? Because you're different. I signed my real name and email to this post- if you want to play the judgement game- do the same.
Hrb

Holland, MI

#372 Dec 7, 2007
asa wrote:
Cop out.....
She broke the law and paid for it....
Her parents are taking the blame wrongly. She was the person at fault, drunk or not.
Sorry that such a nice car was ruined.
Ya'll have a nice day
I think your a cold hearted person and should burn in hell. Yea she made a mistake but we all have done dumb things in our lives. And i dont care what anyone says that girl didnt deserve to die! No one deserves to die that way! You didnt know her so you have no right to go and say such cruel things about her , because of jerks like you her family is suffering!!
I just want to sat that im sorry her family is going through such a tragic loss.
Danny Vice

Charlotte, NC

#375 Dec 15, 2007
While the Nikki Catsouras case seems outrageous and unique, it isn’t. Hundreds of cases of egregious and heinous acts go on every day with the same excuses out of our lawmakers.

One such other case….The case of Megan Meier, is a classic example of disgusting, hateful activity against innocent victims, while our lawmakers excuse themselves from enacting laws to prevent this.

The excuse lawmakers use to let themselves off the hook stem from the growth of the Internet and how fast it’s changing. This is a sham.

Chat rooms, message boards, instant messengers and email have been in existence for far over a decade now. While the software used to transmit messages changes slightly, the basic essence of using the Internet to send a message is largely the same. Is a decade or two long enough to establish some basic decency laws in regards to Internet usage?
I’ve posted the Nikki Catsouras story along with many details about the Megan Meier case so the inactivity out of our lawmakers towards these types of cases can be clearly seen.

Those who are interested in learning about cases like Megan’s and Nikki’s case are encouraged to drop by and comment on them. I have a couple of polls set up as well. Danny Vice would like to hear your point of view.

Public awareness of the problem and discussions about possible solutions are the best way to pressure elected officials into action instead of excuse making.
I invite you to come by and share your opinion.

Danny Vice
http://weeklyvice.blogspot.com
Kim

Edmonton, Canada

#376 Dec 24, 2007
Barney wrote:
And you know "the truth" because....? The driver of the Honda that was taken to the hospital was investigated AND tested for drugs (legal and illegal) as well as alcohol. Empty alcohol containers do not necessarily mean an intoxicated driver, or even a driver who had a single drink before getting behind the wheel. The person who is at fault for the accident, as hard as it may be for some to take- is Nicole. She was speeding at over 100 miles per hour in a high performance vehicle that she had never driven before. Surely, her emotional state contributed to her being less attentive on the road than she needed to be. It is reckless driving and a lack of experience, not alcohol that proved to be Nicole's undoing.
<quoted text>
"the Honda driver was a 20 year old girl not a "he".
alex

Newport Beach, CA

#377 Dec 27, 2007
Kim wrote:
<quoted text>
"the Honda driver was a 20 year old girl not a "he".
The honda driver was a 20 year old MAN, not girl.
alex

Newport Beach, CA

#378 Dec 27, 2007
Kim wrote:
<quoted text>
"the Honda driver was a 20 year old girl not a "he".
The Honda driver was a 20 year-old man, not girl
Anon

Sherman Oaks, CA

#379 Jan 16, 2008
ANGEL wrote:
THIS IS FOR ALL YOU JUDGEMENTAL COLD HEARTED PEOPLE
But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 “Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. 30 “Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 “If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
What are you talking about?! You're weird! Stop trying to preach to people!
Max

Mission Viejo, CA

#380 May 13, 2008
I was there that day, I was on the toll when it happened. Thankfully my ex held me up an extra 20 mins. She would have come straight into our lane. I passed the accident after the rescue was there.

Everyone has an opinion as to what this young girl was thinking, how the amount of money her parents have had anything to do with her poor judgment. It saddens me that people will speak so ill of someone when they themselves have made poor judgments at one time. As horrific as these pictures are, I do plan on showing them to my daughter when she obtains her permit. I think that children feel as though they are invisible when clearly, they are not. It sickens me that some people emailed these pictures to the parents. It is people like that who feel their sh**t does not stink. This is a lesson we can all learn from if conducted in the right manner.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Nicole.
ally

Irvine, CA

#381 Jun 15, 2008
WOW! I am shocked and appalled at this blog! What fools you all are. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Poor girl was barely wet behind the ears. And all you have to do is sit on your computers and complain?? No one is perfect. Most of you probably have no life so you feel well lets just rag on some poor deceased girl for bad judgement. and fyi big rig driver(god I have a visual already...how many teeth have you got?) its not just barbie doll crowd that drives bad...I think its mostly the drugged out truck drivers! hahaha your name says it all!
Jurgen

Massapequa, NY

#382 Sep 1, 2008
FACTS:

1. She decided to take a joyride in a dangerous sports car.

2. She drove recklessly, and paid the ultimate price: Her life.

3. She was not perfect, she was not an angel, she was a human being capable of good and bad.

4. What happened to the family afterwards was malevolent and they were not deserving of it, regardless of social status or anything else.

5. We can all learn something from this about taking care of ourselves and eachother, on the road and off.
jah

Kapolei, HI

#383 Sep 1, 2008
The loss of a life is never an easy occurrence for family and friends, or even people in the tertiary. Nonetheless, I am an OC driver and generally, I am scared to be on the road where I live.

Take notice of this type of situation, it happens when people drive in less that ideal emotional / physical conditions. This leads to the focal point of driving falling to the wayside, which if you pay attention happens fluidly in todays society. I repeat I am scared when on the road.

Please don't let this chance to pay more attention to your driving go unchecked. If any good can come of this occurrence I believe it is this point, be responsible when driving.
Miranda2008110

Oxford, WI

#384 Sep 30, 2008
This is sad and pathetic. Not because of the death of a young girl, or what the family went through, but because this girl did it to herself. Even if she wasnt drinking or on drugs, she was driving like an idiot. This is not an "accident!" The brainless (before and after accident) twit could have killed innocent ppl on the road! Nikki is NOT a victim! Besides, it was probley suicide anyway. She took her life into her own hands, along with others lives, and rolled the dice, and got dead over it. Who cares? These images will be with the emergency workers who handled it forever. Thats who I feel sorry for, them and the man she struck. The dipstick lost her head and thats all there is too it. If the headless wonder killed your child in her mad dash to get down the road faster than anyone else, would you be so fast to defend her? Doubt it. Scrape her blood, brains, and skull up with a shovel, toss it in a garbage bag, and let her rot. Why should I value her life when she had such little value for her own and everyone elses on the road that day and their families? I say: SHOW ALL THE PICS IN ALL THE SCHOOLS AND CUT DOWN ON STUPID DRIVERS!
JBoc

United States

#385 Oct 7, 2008
I'm with Miranda on this, she didn't care about her own life or others on the road so why should we? Stupid kids everywhere need to see what happens when they think they can throw a fit and act reckless.
kelly

Richland, WA

#386 Jun 15, 2009
Almost all of you who have commented on this story are idiots. heres some facts you might not have known before writing out the dumb shit in your mind.

1. the porche was her dads
2. hse wasnt allowed to drive it.
3. she wasnt drinking, the honda driver was.
4. when she was eight she was diagnosed with a terrible brain cancer and was treated with extreme radiation imparing her judgment and decision making abilities
5. the fight with her dad was about getting caught smoking a cig.
6.he took her keys as punishment.
7. although it was unexcusable, she did have brain problems and was on cocaine which she had a severe reaction to.

please dont say such horrible ignorant things, especialy if you dont know the story. a young life was lost because of a moment of teenage stupidity. have a soul we've all been there before.

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