Survivor recalls fatal wreck

Survivor recalls fatal wreck

There are 46 comments on the A liberal dose story from Aug 18, 2007, titled Survivor recalls fatal wreck. In it, A liberal dose reports that:

DALLAS -- Paige Owens was going to the movies with her two girlfriends. At least, that's what her mother believed as she dropped the 15-year-old off at a friend's North Richland Hills home for a sleepover Aug.

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anna

Dallas, TX

#44 Oct 28, 2007
Majik Deck wrote:
Play with the bull & you get the horns. Now for the rest of your lives (the survivors) you have a memory that will be burnt into your skulls and you will have to bear witness to it every, single, damn day of your pathetic monkey life. When a teenager learns that they are NOT invincible and that they are not ADULTS, because they don't THINK like one, then maybe, just maybe there will be hope for the future. As for now, you remember that night & you remember it very well. It will haunt you and you will only wish, that you would have never, ever taken that step inside that vehicle. Eternity & death is forever. You at least, will have a few decades before you cease, but you will be haunted. I have no mercy. I have no remorse. I have nothing for you. Your living, will be testament enough. The anguish you suffer will suffice. The pain that you carry deep inside you will do. Remember, you have decades. Your friends, they will have eternity.
you are a douche bag!!!!!!!!!! i hope that u die. you are a heartless person and i can for sure tell you will not be going to heaven with my friends... your going to be burning in hell... you are a pathetic excuse for a human being... you screwed up. you talked about michael... that was the worst mistake of your life. and to the kind person who posted ur street name... thank you... oh and Majik Deck... i'll be seeing you soon. i am so going to destroy ur car and maybe take a paint ball gun to your house.
Unreal

Lewisville, TX

#45 Oct 28, 2007
anna wrote:
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i'll be seeing you soon. i am so going to destroy ur car and maybe take a paint ball gun to your house.
Yes of course, because that's the 'grown up' thing to do.
Though I don't echo the sentiments of 'majik,' I do have to say that teens are becoming increasingly stupid.
I can't imagine what Paige has to deal with every day, and I don't want to. That she can even smile right now is what makes her amazing. Honestly, if I were in a similar situation, I think I'd rather be one of the ones who didn't make it. This girl has been forced to find and use an inner strength most of use don't even want to know if we have.
My question though, is why is this happening with such alarmingly increasing regularity? You have the kid who died after being run over while skateboarding holding onto a moving car....the teens who die 'car surfing' the ones who total a brand new car (and themselves) street racing a car they have no business even driving and then you have the age-old "I'm not to drunk to drive even though I'm only 16 and can barely walk" crowd.
What? Did teens think they didn't already have enough ways to not see their own graduation, they had to invent new ones? It does not take a rocket scientist to realize that if you ride on the roof of a car while your 'buddy' who's likely your own, inexperienced age, is driving 60 mph that you 'could' die.
Did I make some mistakes growing up? Oh you betcha. Those mistakes, however, did NOT include things like 'car surfing' or drunk driving or anything of that nature.
My vice? Speed. Was and still is. I've always had a knack for controlling high-speed cars. Perhaps I missed my calling as a racecar driver. Thing is, I never drove 'too crazy.' Sure I drove fast, and I even made the occasional dumb move that turned out ok. But never did I do anything quite as stupid as some of the teens do today.
In fact, I once went drinking with a friend for new years eve at, like 19 or 20. We had TWO swallows of a mixed drink and realized we'd forgotten the rest of the juice we'd bought.
Could we have driven to buy more? Probably. I doubt the alcohol had even hit us yet, let alone did we have enough in our system to screw us up. But you know what? No way in hell were we going to risk it. We had vodka + Surge or vodka + Dr. Pepper the rest of the night because no one was driving anywhere once the drinks were poured.
The thing is, kids today...lack the sense to know that they lack the sense that we had when I was a teen. At least back then we kinda knew we were dumb to the ways of the world. In today's world, however, the kids see things like "jackass" and suddenly it's cool to be a moron. I can't count the hundreds of youtube vids there are out there with some idiot teen doing something stupid to get a laugh or impress someone.
When did we start becoming impressed by stupidity? When did taking a taser to the nuts get more respect than an A in school?
I wish to hell things like this incident never happen. But unfortunately they do. I'm willing to bet the number of incidents like this in Paige's class drop to nil though. Despite displaying her strength and what a great person she is to overcome this, she will also unwittingly serve as a very strong eye-opener to the rest of her class. I'd be willing to bet anyone else in her class would seriously think twice before driving drunk or getting into the car with someone who is.
Personally, I hope Paige walks again. I hope she gets past it and at least can get around without a wheelchair. The memory of that night is 'punishment enough.' If one is even needed. There's no reason she should have to pay the rest of her life for what amounts to a stupid mistake.
shelbi owens

Keller, TX

#50 Dec 18, 2007
i have one thing to say to those people that said cruel crap about my sister paige you dont know her. we all make mistakes and she happened to make one that changed her life. so have a heart if you dont then get off this page bc its none of your business anyways. and to that chick who said my cousin jessica isnt family well your wrong she is family so learn your facts before you open your mouth. my sister may of made a mistake but just bc she survived doesnt give those people who are blaming her for this a right. she was a passenger in the car with them to this happened to her to my sister was just extremely lucky to have survived so get over it and stop acting like you have a right to say anything about her unless you truely know my sister. and to those who pray for her and know her and love her thank you those are the people that have a heart and help her get through her days with a smile occasionally.

Since: Oct 07

Dallas, Tx

#51 Dec 18, 2007
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That's a direct quote from the Bill of Rights, indicating that people do, in fact, have a 'right' to say whatever they like about whomever they like.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#52 Dec 19, 2007
TexasUnreal wrote:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That's a direct quote from the Bill of Rights, indicating that people do, in fact, have a 'right' to say whatever they like about whomever they like.

Maybe, but's it's people like yourself that give the Bill of Rights a bad name, there's a right time & a wrong time to voice your opinion & this is a time to KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! There's PLENTY of other forums for you to go voice your opinion & throw around the by laws of this country but not this one, at least not in a negative light, if anything offer some positive re-enforcement or suggestions, but don't come on here like the first person "Majik Deck"!

Since: Oct 07

Dallas, Tx

#53 Dec 19, 2007
Ricky F wrote:
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Maybe, but's it's people like yourself that give the Bill of Rights a bad name, there's a right time & a wrong time to voice your opinion & this is a time to KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! There's PLENTY of other forums for you to go voice your opinion & throw around the by laws of this country but not this one, at least not in a negative light, if anything offer some positive re-enforcement or suggestions, but don't come on here like the first person "Majik Deck"!
See the funny thing is, I talk when I want to.

It's funny you mentioned the positive re-enforcement, since I'd already done that. The "Unreal" post is mine before I signed up for this site.

Having said my "positive re-enforcement" I can freely comment on someone who posts demanding that others 'not post' because you don't get to make that call. I don't care how close you are to the tragedy. That's not your call to make. No one forced you to come read these words, you did that all on your own. The rights of one do not infringe on another. The people here can be asses and say what they like, if they are that cold. That's between them and their beliefs. You can't infringe on that because it hurts your feelings.

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