Teen dies after being hit by 2 vehicl...

Teen dies after being hit by 2 vehicles in Vacaville

There are 194 comments on the The Reporter story from Nov 13, 2010, titled Teen dies after being hit by 2 vehicles in Vacaville. In it, The Reporter reports that:

A 14-year-old Vacaville boy riding his bicycle Friday night on Alamo Drive was struck by two cars, one of which fled the scene, and he died later at VacaValley Hospital.

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Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#1 Nov 13, 2010
"the driver of the first vehicle was not suspected to be driving under the influence and was not arrested"

I guess what they are saying is that the driver of the second vehicle may have been driving under the influence and if so, it's all his fault.

That is the way it works, isn't it?

I would say that it is possible that the pickup driver had no idea that he ran over a person given the overall condition of the roads in this state.
Gitc

Vacaville, CA

#2 Nov 13, 2010
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
"the driver of the first vehicle was not suspected to be driving under the influence and was not arrested"
I guess what they are saying is that the driver of the second vehicle may have been driving under the influence and if so, it's all his fault.
That is the way it works, isn't it?
I would say that it is possible that the pickup driver had no idea that he ran over a person given the overall condition of the roads in this state.
Go back to bed you ignorant fool.
Local Guy

Rocklin, CA

#3 Nov 13, 2010
With no lights on the bikes, no helmets, no crosswalk there, it isn't either cars fault unless they left the roadway to hit him. It sounds like some poor judgement of a teenager in his quest to cross the road. May he rest in pease and god bless his family.

I feel bad for his two buddies who had to watch it.
Once Again

Vacaville, CA

#4 Nov 13, 2010
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
"the driver of the first vehicle was not suspected to be driving under the influence and was not arrested"
I guess what they are saying is that the driver of the second vehicle may have been driving under the influence and if so, it's all his fault.
That is the way it works, isn't it?
I would say that it is possible that the pickup driver had no idea that he ran over a person given the overall condition of the roads in this state.
All of your posts that I have read are ALWAYS complete garbage!!

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#5 Nov 13, 2010
How sad.
My Heart Goes Out

Oakland, CA

#7 Nov 13, 2010
Once Again wrote:
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All of your posts that I have read are ALWAYS complete garbage!!
AGREED!!!
RIP Alex

Fairfield, CA

#8 Nov 13, 2010
Go and hug your children / grand children / nieces / nephews, etc and reiterate being safe while on a bike instead of bickering back and forth you old coots. A child died.....
Bill

AOL

#9 Nov 13, 2010
I thought Vacaville has a camera at every intersection???

Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#10 Nov 13, 2010
Once Again wrote:
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All of your posts that I have read are ALWAYS complete garbage!!


Then don't read them.
Deliverance

Woodland, CA

#11 Nov 13, 2010
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
"the driver of the first vehicle was not suspected to be driving under the influence and was not arrested"
I guess what they are saying is that the driver of the second vehicle may have been driving under the influence and if so, it's all his fault.
That is the way it works, isn't it?
I would say that it is possible that the pickup driver had no idea that he ran over a person given the overall condition of the roads in this state.
Comment FAIL.

Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#12 Nov 13, 2010
Remember this one,

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/vacaville-r...

It was all the drivers fault until we find out that the nut was attempting to kill herself.
Mom of a Vanden Teen

Camino, CA

#13 Nov 13, 2010
I woke up to this heartbreak :( my son grew up with young boy. My heart and all my prayers go out to this boys parents and family. As for the drivers, you need to step up and take responsibility. I am sure it was'nt that dark and no one saw him???? C'mon, watch where you are going, stay off your cell phones and slow the hell down...a boy is gone forever because of you!
SavMom

Hayward, CA

#14 Nov 13, 2010
My son was behind the truck that ran over the young man. He said there was no way the driver could not have known he had run over something large. Also there was another young boy who jumped out in the street to try and stop the truck who went speeding around my sons car and continued on. A tragic event for all concerned and a reminder that as drivers we must be ever vigilant. Shame on you who use these posts to quibble over trivial matters. No matter what the cause, a young man lost his life. Please respect his family and friends.
SavMom

Hayward, CA

#15 Nov 13, 2010
RIP Alex wrote:
Go and hug your children / grand children / nieces / nephews, etc and reiterate being safe while on a bike instead of bickering back and forth you old coots. A child died.....
Agreed
SavMom

Hayward, CA

#16 Nov 13, 2010
Mom of a Vanden Teen wrote:
I woke up to this heartbreak :( my son grew up with young boy. My heart and all my prayers go out to this boys parents and family. As for the drivers, you need to step up and take responsibility. I am sure it was'nt that dark and no one saw him???? C'mon, watch where you are going, stay off your cell phones and slow the hell down...a boy is gone forever because of you!
Actually it was dark, but you are correct in that as drivers we need to slow down and be aware of our surroundings.
Momoftwo

Vacaville, CA

#17 Nov 13, 2010
Mom of a Vanden Teen wrote:
I woke up to this heartbreak :( my son grew up with young boy. My heart and all my prayers go out to this boys parents and family. As for the drivers, you need to step up and take responsibility. I am sure it was'nt that dark and no one saw him???? C'mon, watch where you are going, stay off your cell phones and slow the hell down...a boy is gone forever because of you!
At 6pm, it is black as midnight these days so, yes, it was that dark when this accident (notice my choice of words here) happened. It is a sad, sad accident and my heart also aches for the family of the boy. That does not change the fact that the boy was not in a cross walk, was not wearing a helmet and did not have the right of way. So unless you are saying that you can prove this person intentionally hit this child, while speeding and talking on their cell phone, it remains an accident. It is a possibility that the person in the truck did not know what they hit, but we won;t know that until that person is found and answers some questions.
PBL-02

Vacaville, CA

#18 Nov 13, 2010
I just don't understand what these kids are thinking, and it's just not kids, it's adults as well. Everyday I witness people crossing streets in traffic while using their cell phones, pushing baby strollers (while on the phone) and using their iPods, and everyone of them oblivious to their surroundings. They act like all cars are suppose to stop for them while they take their sweet freakin time crossing in an unmarked area. Just like drivers have to take a test and pass to drive, peds need to learn how to follow the pedistrian laws, and as soon as one gets hit, it's automatically the drivers fault. Kids are darting in and out of traffic all over this city, and at one particular junior high and some elemenary schools. They push each other off the sidewalks and into the streets. It's ridiculous! No common sense or respect for themselves or for the drivers. The police need to start giving out high priced tickets to jaywalkers and make the parents pay for it, and if the kid gets more than 2, they should have to go to a class on a Saturday (all day) and learn how to follow the rules! And for F%#@ SAKE, WEAR A HELMENT!!!! BTW, this comment isn't toward the kid that got hit. This has been on my mind for a very long time. I will pray for his friends and family, and I hope his friends have learned a huge lesson. It's just so wrong and sad.
Julia

Vacaville, CA

#20 Nov 13, 2010
i knew this boy..
Julia

Vacaville, CA

#21 Nov 13, 2010
may he rest in peace
dont_know

Concord, CA

#22 Nov 13, 2010
Julia wrote:
i knew this boy..
who was this kid?):

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