Arrest Made in Fatal Marina Car Crash

Arrest Made in Fatal Marina Car Crash

There are 30 comments on the KCBA story from Mar 23, 2009, titled Arrest Made in Fatal Marina Car Crash. In it, KCBA reports that:

Kim Nguyen, 27 years old, was arrested on Friday, March 20th and booked into Monterey County Jail for allegedly killing another woman in a car crash.

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amparo

Sunnyvale, CA

#1 Mar 27, 2009
I'm verry glad she got what she deserves a monster like her who tried to run away from what she did and drove intoxicated and iresposibly , deserves to be in jail and not in our presence ...
jesuslovesall

San Francisco, CA

#2 Mar 30, 2009
put yourself on the other side of the window
amparo wrote:
I'm verry glad she got what she deserves a monster like her who tried to run away from what she did and drove intoxicated and iresposibly , deserves to be in jail and not in our presence ...
Jada

Marina, CA

#3 Mar 30, 2009
That is not right to say that she is a monster! If you read it right, the hit and run was added because she side swiped someone before the big accident. There is no excuse for her actions and what she did because she killed an innocent life. But if you are a mother you would understand and put yourself in both situations. This is a bittersweet situation. It is very devasting for the family who lost a child they have raised up all their life, and yet, imagine if your daughter was the girl who was intoxicated and made a poor bad judgement. We all in our life have driven home intoxicated but we were the lucky ones and didnt get caught and get into an accident and killed a life. I am sure she will never forgive herself for what she did but saying she is a monster is wrong. This is both sad for both family because they lost their daughters.. We just need to pray for all of them.
mike

United States

#4 Apr 1, 2009
hey understand if u where in there shoes and family
DiZZ

San Jose, CA

#5 Apr 1, 2009
It is what it is. She was drunk and as usual the drunk driver survives and the other person dies. I do agree it's a lose lose situation, but this was a grown woman...she was 27! She f'ed up and now she has to deal with the consequences of her actions.
TaMMee

Carmel Valley, CA

#6 Apr 4, 2009
One thing we can all agree on is that it is devasting for both sides of the family and that we all have driven under the influence once or too many times before. So considered we are the lucky people because it didn't happen to us and we don't have to go thru such consequences. This is the kind of story that we should pass on to everybody with sympathy in hopes they won't make the same mistake and think twice the next time they drink and drive.
Martin

Marina, CA

#7 Apr 7, 2009
"We all in our life have driven home intoxicated" - Well, believe it or not I have never driven home intoxicated. Why? Because I am scared to cause an accident and also to get caught by cops. I don't want to sound like someone who has never done anything wrong, certainly not, but DUI for me is just a "biggie". I am sorry for what happened, sorry for both sides, but the damage is done and this is another example why we shouldn't drive home intoxicated. I am sure that Kim will regret this for the rest of her life that she took an innocent young life, but as time passes the post-accident psychological trauma will eventually get weaker and she will continue to live her life. But the other person was killed and her life cannot be returned back. Again, I am sorry for both sides and let's be this a lesson and a warning for all of us.
Anna

Carlsbad, CA

#8 Apr 9, 2009
monster? let's all be rational here; yes she made a huge mistake; yes she's going to have to live with this guilt her whole life; and yes she's going to pay her debt to society, but seriously. a monster? that's a little extreme. everyone makes mistakes, everyone makes poor decisions, but that doesn't make you or me a monster. we all just need to pray and hope this type of behavior does not happen to take another innocent life.
whoRu2judge

United States

#9 Apr 14, 2009
i personally know Kim & most of her family, and this breaks my heart. she is in no way a monster, and one of the sweetest & realest women on this earth. and if she was to never do a day in any kind of jail, i know for a fact she will live with what happened on that tragic night in the prison walls of her own heart. please pray for her & her family.
heartbreaking

Marina, CA

#10 May 6, 2009
I think to feel sorry for the suspect is not paying enough respect to the victim. Here we have someone who intentionally got behind the vehicle and not only struck one car but two... which ultimately took the life of an innocent young girl. It's important to realize that all parties are affected but it is more important to see the lasting impacts. "Martin" explained it perfectly. Regardless of the horrible decisions Kim made and what her own family might be going through, the innocent girl here is dead, gone, no more. And her family is only left with the thoughts of "what could have been". Everyone needs to stop feeling sorry for the one who decided to kill someone and provide sympathy for the real victim and her family.
Merika

Paicines, CA

#11 Jun 5, 2009
I say give the girl a chance to learn. Placing her behind bars is not going to help at all!!!. I'm sure she will never forget that night, but what good is it going to do to have her behind bars. Yes, she took a life. Unfortunately, Martinez, was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Nguyen can do much more outside of prison as a voice or an example as to DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

If I were her judge, I wouldn't place Nguyen behind bars at all.
NanRat

Marina, CA

#12 Jun 16, 2009
YES A MONSTER!! A FRIEND OF MINE SUGGESTS SHE BE SOLD INTO A SEX SLAVE TRADE. she maybe sorry, but a HUMAN LIFE IS NO MORE because of her. sorry or not.
annonymous

Marina, CA

#13 Jul 19, 2009
for the comment about the person who personally knows kim, if you really think she is remorseful for what she did think again, i know everyone has to move on with life and what not but seriously she is not paying for the crime she commited AT ALL. While jeanette and he family continue grieving Kim get to go on with her life working at STONE CREEK NAILS. Kim goes about her day doing as she normally would and jeanettes loved ones have yet to get over what happened. it is unfair to think that kim has gotten what she deserved by being injured. One day kim's customer asked why do you walk with a limp and she replies oh i sprained my ankle, little did the customer know she sprained her ankle while driving intoxicated and KILLING jeanette
Witness

Marina, CA

#14 Aug 18, 2009
So I have read everyones opinions and I am no one to say anything in regards. All I can say is the night of the accident will never leave my memories. My boyfriend and I were in the car that was struck right before Nguyen collided with Martinez. That was the hit and run mentioned in several articles. I will never forget my arrival to the scene and specially when I took a look into Martinez car. Her face was so clean with only a very small scratch on her forehead. Who would have thought I was looking at a girl who was dead. The biggest shock was when I saw the papers that had been ejected from her back seat. I saw they were papers and binders from my major at CSUMB. Then I realized this girl with no life was part of my department. Then I realized I didn't know this girl personally but from a distance. To this day I can't stop and think why she died and why I survived. She was right behind us and the dead girl could have been me. Some guilt still lives within me, although I have been to many therapy sections I still feel a guilt. Due to Nguyen poor decision to drive intoxicated Martinez will never have a 2nd chance at life, and my boyfriend and I will never be the same. I can not explain how much trauma this accident has caused both of us. I feel that night we all lost something that we will never gain back again. Please don't drive while intoxicated!
anonymous

United States

#15 Aug 18, 2009
Witness, you should not feel guilt. Nguyen is irresponsible and people need to learn from her. Doesn't matter if she was nice or sweet, if you go behind the wheel intoxicated and kill someone, that to me is irresponsible and deserves to do time. If she was responsible and had taken action after she struck you, than she would have saved herself some trouble...but everything happens for a reason..life sucks..you get what you pay for.
BE_REAL

Aptos, CA

#16 Sep 14, 2009
Hey "annonymous - Marina, CA" How do you know that Nguyen is not paying for what had happened? Cause you live her life??? Cause you know exactly what she's is thinking every second? Do you expect her to crawl up in the corner of her room and to never move on with her life? When she limps at work, do you really think she should tell her story to everyone who asks her what happened to her leg? What would you do if the tables were turned? This is probably as hard on her as it is for the victim's family/friends. Kim will have to deal with the consequences for the rest of her life. She will never just live her life the same way. After all this was an A-C-C-I-D-E-N-T and was not done intentionally.
Also,to call her a monster is quite extreme... She did not jump in the car and plan on f'ing up her life nor anyone elses. I would also like to comment on "Witness -CA, Marina" post, one word DRAMA. Therapy? Come on...Both you and your husband should really be thankful and spend your time celebrating life and not in therapy sessions. God bless everyone involved.
anonymous

Marina, CA

#17 Sep 22, 2009
Be_Real...
Honestly the tables would never be turned because i am not stupid enough to drive while intoxicated. Kim is a grown woman and she should know that actions have consequences... The jury will decide if this was an accident or not. She may no have thought she was going to kill someone when she decided to pick up those keys and drive, but what do you expect once you get behind that wheel? It is an act of stupidity... Where are the friend's that let kim drive drunk? they sould be punished as well. I can't believe she is out on bail... I don't understand the fact that people get charged to life in prision for drugs and weapons but when this woman take another life because of her stupid choices accident or not... who the hell thinks before even getting in a car drunk???
Missing Our J Baby

Marina, CA

#18 Sep 24, 2009
Seriously? How can you say that EVERYONE has drove home intoxicated? Maybe you and your friends have but then again maybe you have yet to experience something so tragic like the death of Jeanette happn to someone you know or love... And when and if it ever does then you too will see the other side of the story.. I will personally never be the mother to someone like Kim. I will teach my children what poor judgement does and how it effects you... Going to bars and getting out of control until you can't walk straight will definetly not be something that my children will learn to behave like.
Jada wrote:
That is not right to say that she is a monster! If you read it right, the hit and run was added because she side swiped someone before the big accident. There is no excuse for her actions and what she did because she killed an innocent life. But if you are a mother you would understand and put yourself in both situations. This is a bittersweet situation. It is very devasting for the family who lost a child they have raised up all their life, and yet, imagine if your daughter was the girl who was intoxicated and made a poor bad judgement. We all in our life have driven home intoxicated but we were the lucky ones and didnt get caught and get into an accident and killed a life. I am sure she will never forgive herself for what she did but saying she is a monster is wrong. This is both sad for both family because they lost their daughters.. We just need to pray for all of them.
Missing Our J Baby

Marina, CA

#19 Sep 24, 2009
Wow what world are you living in? Even before kim got in this so called accident she was out of control to begin with... Her and her friends/family. It is something that needs to teach them a lesson and by her going behind bars it will show her and everyone else that just because your family has money does not mean that let's you off the hook like all these other snobs that have grown up in monterey. I think that if the person behind the wheel who killed Jeanette would have been hispanic or african american, they would get the maximum punihment no doubt about it... So by saying that she could help is so not true...
Merika wrote:
I say give the girl a chance to learn. Placing her behind bars is not going to help at all!!!. I'm sure she will never forget that night, but what good is it going to do to have her behind bars. Yes, she took a life. Unfortunately, Martinez, was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Nguyen can do much more outside of prison as a voice or an example as to DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!
If I were her judge, I wouldn't place Nguyen behind bars at all.
-quiet-

Salinas, CA

#20 Oct 4, 2009
Who says her family has money? quit jumping to conclusions u racist ass.
Missing Our J Baby wrote:
Wow what world are you living in? Even before kim got in this so called accident she was out of control to begin with... Her and her friends/family. It is something that needs to teach them a lesson and by her going behind bars it will show her and everyone else that just because your family has money does not mean that let's you off the hook like all these other snobs that have grown up in monterey. I think that if the person behind the wheel who killed Jeanette would have been hispanic or african american, they would get the maximum punihment no doubt about it... So by saying that she could help is so not true...<quoted text>

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