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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Jaredmom

Fairfield, CA

#86 Nov 13, 2010
We are sooo sad to hear the loss of a young, precious life in our community. Although we have not had the pleasure of meeting the young boy, our hearts are acheing for his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. May God bless you with strength to help you get through this tough time.

Our prayers also go out to the children of our community, who's lives have been touch by Alex. God bless you all and give you the stregnth to get through this.
VandenJunior2012

United States

#87 Nov 13, 2010
I didn't know him personally, but he went to my school... I have had to pass people who were standing on the corner of Marna Drive, by a canal, crying. I know I did not know him, but this has taken quite a toll on me. I have sat crying, reading articles and finding groups about him on Facebook. I cannot believe something like this can happen so quickly and so out of nowhere. RIP ALEX FORWERCK. You will be missed by your friends, family, and residents of Vacaville.
M Luis

Vacaville, CA

#88 Nov 13, 2010
Have you ever drove Alamo Drive (East Bound) thru the vicinity of the fatal accident ... by statistic this area would be consider a fairly densely populated, apartment buildings, major vehicle traffic route, bike lane, retail shops, matured trees and on the night that Vacaville boy was struck by two vehicles and lost his life ... notice how much or lack of lumination the area had; several street lights along Alamo Drive were out or non-functioning? I suppose there are more recipe to road hazards ... were efforts made to keep the road safer. A child lost his life on 11.12.10 Friday night. My condolences.
M Luis

Vacaville, CA

#89 Nov 13, 2010
Have you ever drove Alamo Drive (East Bound) thru the vicinity of the fatal accident ... by statistic this area would be consider a fairly densely populated, apartment buildings, major vehicle traffic route, bike lane, retail shops, matured trees and on the night that Vacaville boy was struck by two vehicles and lost his life ... notice how much or lack of lumination the area had; several street lights along Alamo Drive were out or non-functioning? I suppose there are more recipe to road hazards ... were efforts made to keep the road safer. A child lost his life on 11.12.10 Friday night. My condolences.
madison

San Jose, CA

#90 Nov 13, 2010
I only saw alex 2 times at dk and his cuzins b-day, but from this experiance i think we should all learn to savor every moment you have with someone. he was a fun person to be around and will be missed very much. When i found out i was in total shock and im still in denial. I wish i could turn back the clock and save him, he will be greatly missed. I know it is hard for the family and close frens, but the best you can do is think about about the memories and cherish them.The only reason the 2nd car left was cause they obviously were drunk, had possesion of drugs,ect. I hope they find him and he is guilty.i will miss greatly
friend and fellow student

United States

#91 Nov 13, 2010
the boy goes to my school and it was a terrible accident. Yes he made a bad choice by not going down the street to use the cross walk, but still he didnt deserve to die. Vanden high school students are morning and it will be a long week ahead of us. RIP Alex, we will miss you.
citizen

Vacaville, CA

#92 Nov 14, 2010
i lost someone very close to me at a young age, and from my experience the young ppl affected by this tragedy need all the support from all angles they can get. we are not detectives so let us not speculate. Nothing will change what happened so lets band together and let this be a lesson that brings a community closer. to all the youngsters that have and will be affected by this tragedy, keep your head up and remember all the good times you had with this young man. no matter how much you do not want to hear it at a time like this, everything happens for a reason and God had bigger plans for young Alex. Rest in peace Alex and embrace those this night and forever who struggle with your passing
wow really

Vacaville, CA

#93 Nov 14, 2010
PBL-02 wrote:
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
are you that much of a ass to blame a child for a stupid person who cant take the time to stop or slow down at a scene of a accident i see ppl cross unmarks all the time no biggie it not like Im going to hit them with a vechile probably 40 times there size have respect for ppl
Tina

United States

#94 Nov 14, 2010
kaylas dad wrote:
I am the father of Alex's 2 year old sister and want everyone too know how great of a young man Alex was. He was very active he rode bmx bikes, skateboard, raced MOTO cross, I even taught him to wake board he was good at everything he tried. He had no fear and a ton of drive. A very special young man who is going to missed dearly. We all miss and love you Alex.
Alex was my daughter Courtney's very first boyfriend, she spoke very highly of him, And will miss him greatley, he was a very special kid and my thaughts and prayers o out to your family. For those of you that know Courtney she is truely deeply sorry for your loss. There is something to learn from every tragedy, some of those lessons god only knows. Putting blame on anybody will not ease the pain, Love faith and time will help. Once again our prayers are with you.
seize the day

United States

#95 Nov 14, 2010
Firstly, im sorry all those invloved, its never easy to loose a loved one let alone a young one. I pray for all parties involved.
wow really wrote:
<quoted text> are you that much of a **** to blame a child for a stupid person who cant take the time to stop or slow down at a scene of a accident i see ppl cross unmarks all the time no biggie it not like Im going to hit them with a vechile probably 40 times there size have respect for ppl
secondly, it goes both ways, people on foot need to pay attention to drivers just as drivers need to pay attention to people walking... its called an accident for a reason. I've seen people with good common sense and a sqeaky clean driving records cause an accident. It takes just a split second and your life can change forever. We all do its not okay, but we do. Drivers have become way to complacent behind the wheel. And walkers don't respect vehicles, pedestrians and drivers alike need to be vigiliant and care and be cautious of one another. So don't just sit there and point fingers, you need to make sure your hands are clean. Offer your condolences to all those involved.
A wise man said

Vacaville, CA

#96 Nov 14, 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!
He was hit at 6:00pm. It is dark these days by 5:30. No lights on the bike. Unfortunate that a momentary lapse in judgement can take your life.
A Vacaville Resident

Vacaville, CA

#97 Nov 14, 2010
Look. I have lived in Vacaville for a very long time. What have we learned from accidents that end up with a tragedy? Perfect example of what happen about 10 years ago. At Vacaville High back in 1998 I believe was a similar accident. A student was crossing the street, even though there was no crosswalk, and the student got hit by an on coming driver. The driver was not aware of running the student over but rather was dragging the student underneath the car. The driver continued to drive very slowly due to the populated are before school started. The student was dragged for X many feet which I do not remember but it was still a long distance and then the driver stopped. Students do not care in general about common sense. It goes against their rational thinking. I am not an expert in common sense but DO NOT WALK ACROSS THE STREET WITHOUT LOOKING FIRST!!!!! How hard is it to check the streets both ways before it is safe? Yeh it is easier to blame the driver because of this tragic death but it seems that in many of these posts all I see is I knew the kid and I am sorry about his death and so on but many people are just too ignorant to realize what to do from here. We are not to just blame and point fingers at people without all the evidence available and it is not our job to try to solve this case. Thats why we pay lots of wasted tax dollars to that police force we have. Until kids are mature about being more rational about things, then we can minimize tragedies.
Bill

AOL

#98 Nov 14, 2010
I live near and travel that part of Alamo Drive 6-7 times a day. Went by last night & many came out to honor Alex.

As for illumination, there are 2 street lights out in that area between Marna and Farmington Drive. Marna has 2 lights but if someone was to cross Alamo closer to Putah South Canal it's very dark. One street light is out near the canal and another on the westbound side not far up the road.

It's the same on parts of Nut Tree Road, Davis St.,(insert street name here), etc...
What can we learn

Vacaville, CA

#99 Nov 14, 2010
A Vacaville Resident wrote:
Look. I have lived in Vacaville for a very long time. What have we learned from accidents that end up with a tragedy? Perfect example of what happen about 10 years ago. At Vacaville High back in 1998 I believe was a similar accident. A student was crossing the street, even though there was no crosswalk, and the student got hit by an on coming driver. The driver was not aware of running the student over but rather was dragging the student underneath the car. The driver continued to drive very slowly due to the populated are before school started. The student was dragged for X many feet which I do not remember but it was still a long distance and then the driver stopped. Students do not care in general about common sense. It goes against their rational thinking. I am not an expert in common sense but DO NOT WALK ACROSS THE STREET WITHOUT LOOKING FIRST!!!!! How hard is it to check the streets both ways before it is safe? Yeh it is easier to blame the driver because of this tragic death but it seems that in many of these posts all I see is I knew the kid and I am sorry about his death and so on but many people are just too ignorant to realize what to do from here. We are not to just blame and point fingers at people without all the evidence available and it is not our job to try to solve this case. Thats why we pay lots of wasted tax dollars to that police force we have. Until kids are mature about being more rational about things, then we can minimize tragedies.
Are you trying to say that at 14 years old, you did not do stuff without thinking? It is part of being a teen. It is not the drivers fault, but for the second driver to not stop is wrong, and by now they have to know they hit him, I just hope they do the right thing and come forward. And I do know that many of the teens that knew Alex learned I lesson through this. Teens will be teens and will do stuff like this again, it is ignorant of us adults to think otherwise. All we can do is try and remind them what their actions may lead to, and hope that they learn something from this.
Friend of __

San Jose, CA

#100 Nov 14, 2010
It's so sad. When I first heard it about it I couldn't believe it. I broke into tears. I've known him since elementary school. He was full of life.. Pe won't be the same without him now. Rip alex!:(
A Vacaville Resident

Vacaville, CA

#101 Nov 14, 2010
What can we learn wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you trying to say that at 14 years old, you did not do stuff without thinking? It is part of being a teen. It is not the drivers fault, but for the second driver to not stop is wrong, and by now they have to know they hit him, I just hope they do the right thing and come forward. And I do know that many of the teens that knew Alex learned I lesson through this. Teens will be teens and will do stuff like this again, it is ignorant of us adults to think otherwise. All we can do is try and remind them what their actions may lead to, and hope that they learn something from this.
I completely agree with you that the second driver should have at least turned himself or herself in by now. It will be much worse for that person when the police has to go searching for them rather then turning themselves in and giving their side of the story. We must remind kids at any age to try understanding the consequences to their actions but then again kids will be kids and they are indeed a product of our environment. I guess maybe asking common sense out of kids these days is too much.

Since: Aug 10

Hilmar, CA

#102 Nov 14, 2010
Barbi - VV wrote:
<quoted text>
Amen. I didn't see anything wrong with his post.
Thank's guys. What I was trying to point out is that everyone wants to automatically blame alcohol wether or not is played a role in the accident.
Rickster

Suisun City, CA

#103 Nov 14, 2010
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank's guys. What I was trying to point out is that everyone wants to automatically blame alcohol wether or not is played a role in the accident.
Don't worry, those of us with brains got it, Bob.

Barbi - VV

Since: Oct 09

Vallejo, CA

#104 Nov 14, 2010
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank's guys. What I was trying to point out is that everyone wants to automatically blame alcohol wether or not is played a role in the accident.
Sure thing. This is one of those threads that will soon erupt into an emotional free-for-all to be deleted. We're not supposed to discuss this tragedy for what it is: news. A news story about a terrible but preventable tragedy.
Donald

Moraga, CA

#110 Nov 14, 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.
The crime is hit and RUN, I guess you missed that part. I am pretty sure that you would know if you ran over a body

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