Boy, 14, in critical condition after ...

Boy, 14, in critical condition after hit-and-run

There are 42 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Feb 18, 2008, titled Boy, 14, in critical condition after hit-and-run. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich., -- A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being struck by a hit and run driver in Mendon.

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Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Feb 18, 2008
thats sad how somebody could do that anad run from the scene!

Big Rapids, MI

#2 Feb 18, 2008
I agree!! Absolutely ridicuilous!! All because a YOUNG kid (under the age of 21)....not to mention everything else he was being charged for was intoxicated, he fled thinking he wouldn't get caught!

United States

#3 Feb 18, 2008
I'm praying for the families.

Drunk drivers should have a ball and chain put around their ankles and be forced to clean the sides of busy roads. Now we get to feed this jerk for years while he contributes absolutely nothing.

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#4 Feb 18, 2008
Who wrote that copy? It was tacky. The boy is "fighting for his life" while the family is "working with the hospital to donate his organs"? It just wasn't well thought out. I hope the family doesn't see this.

Prayers go out to the victim and his family.

Syracuse, NY

#5 Feb 18, 2008
The driver was an illegal mexican immigrant. He admitted he had been here six months working at a Kalamazoo greenhouse. We need to seal our borders and hold those greedy business owners who employ these people responsible for bringing them into our country.

Wyoming, MI

#6 Feb 18, 2008
i hope the kid is allright
Gerry G

United States

#7 Feb 18, 2008
My heart goes out to Tasha and her family. It's such a tragedy that this had to happen! This is the one thing every parent fears, the loss of a child. God bless, and stay strong for your other children!

Hastings, MI

#8 Feb 18, 2008
I just want that family to know that they are in our prayers and god is there for them.!
Im terribly sorry!!
God Bless--
another mom

Stevensville, MI

#9 Feb 18, 2008
I'm so sick of people driving after they've been drinking alcohol. And Jesse, don't just pick on illegals, pick on idiots who drink and get behind the wheel. You would be surprised how many white, "upstanding" businessmen in West Michigan get behind the wheel after stopping after work at their country club or bar!!!
for u

Kalamazoo, MI

#10 Feb 18, 2008
I grew up right next to this store and although I do not know the family and the boy, I am heartbroken. My prayers are with you as is my admiration for you chosing to donate his organs so that other people have a chance to live. God Bless you!
patricia case

Port Townsend, WA

#11 Feb 18, 2008
god blass you and be withyou in your need you have a specail angel there keep fighting and i weell keep daniel in my praye
Just Curious

United States

#12 Feb 18, 2008
When is our Judicial System going to make is so rough on these kids who drink, drive, get their licenses TAKEN AWAY FROM THEN, and then drive again, that they wake up and realize that it means that they CAN'T DRIVE WITHOUT A LICENSE!!!! I have literally heard the smart &*)^%&'s say, "It's just a piece of paper, I can still steer a car without it!!!!!" Oh, if I could have gotten my hands around their neck! But, our Courts just slap them on the wrist, tell them it's a no-no, and let them do it again!! I'm getting so heart broken hearing about friends' kids and people I don't even know's kids and families getting killed and worse, mamed for the rest of their lives because of a fricking KID driving while drinking, and they don't have a license. Then to add to it the fact that they are illegally here, and can hardly tell the cop who they are, in English.......DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED!!! Is this the America I grew up in? Did I go to sleep and someone change things??? They MUST have. My GrandFathers fought for better than THIS!!!! Come ON!!! That's all I'm going to say.... I get too upset when I think about all this. For those of you who are just visiting, press 2 on your keyboard for Spanish Trnslation...

Westminster, CO

#13 Feb 18, 2008
mother of 2

Colorado Springs, CO

#14 Feb 18, 2008
I say run that punk over and let his ass lie there to die!! This poor mother is going through this unspeakable pain because of someone elses careless actions. Having 2 kids of my own I could not imagine looking at my son knowing somone else was responsible for his condition. May God be with this family, look over them and help them atleast try to understand why something like this would happen to their son. May God bless you
mother of 2

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 Feb 18, 2008
yea i agree having no licence is a issue these days because there are no consiquences if they get cought 2nd or 3 time thats they keep doing it!! after the 2nd offence throw their ass in jail!! I feel so bad for this family .....but carma is a mutha $#@#@ and i feel sorry for the immigrant when he gets thrown in the joint!!!

Seminole, FL

#16 Feb 18, 2008
To The parents,Grandparents and the Entire heart crys for you in this time of sorrow.Iam in tears as you shed your tears as this was so unneccesarry a thing to have happened to such a young man..he had his entire life to go still yet some ungodly man took it from him....
rest assured God is with your strong for your other children to help them try to undertsand it all..
god bless you all
prayers will be said for you all and for your son
he is in gods hands now


#17 Feb 18, 2008
How tragic this is I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Suwanee, GA

#18 Feb 18, 2008
I will pray for this family. It`s sad when this kind of thing happens. So much of this goes on in this world today. And, it`s even worse when the ones at fault want`s to run, for what ever reason. I pray that God gives comfort to this family, and if by some miracle, he should live through this, that he will be completely heald.

Grand Haven, MI

#19 Feb 18, 2008
God Bless this family tonight and the days ahead!

Latonia, KY

#20 Feb 18, 2008
Sal wrote:
Who wrote that copy? It was tacky. The boy is "fighting for his life" while the family is "working with the hospital to donate his organs"? It just wasn't well thought out. I hope the family doesn't see this.
Prayers go out to the victim and his family.
I was thinking the same exact thing!

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