Driver in triple-fatal crash had 6 tickets for speeding - Hawai...

There are 20 comments on the Feb 27, 2009, Honolulu Star-Bulletin story titled Driver in triple-fatal crash had 6 tickets for speeding - Hawai.... In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The driver of a car that crashed into the Wilson Tunnel entrance yesterday, killing himself and two others, had a traffic history that included six speeding violations from May 2001 to March 2007, according to ...

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Honothelulu

Koloa, HI

#1 Feb 27, 2009
Very heart breaking to hear the comments of Amelia Albertsen's parents. Must be devastating, world ending, catastrophic pain for them to lose a child. God Bless and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
honzo

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2009
Speed kills. It is just a fact.
Monstamon

Wailuku, HI

#5 Feb 27, 2009
Honothelulu wrote:
Very heart breaking to hear the comments of Amelia Albertsen's parents. Must be devastating, world ending, catastrophic pain for them to lose a child. God Bless and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
Please God, bless the families and loved ones and help them and strengthen them through this devastating tragedy. I will be praying for you with all my heart....god bless to you all.
a fellow kahaluu-n

Honolulu, HI

#6 Feb 27, 2009
One day your here, one day your gone
Sad day in Kahalu'u
I miss you my friend
Life is just not fair....
R.I.P.: Keone Cardenas

He was:
- A great cook
- A great son
- A great brother
- A great friend
- A great neighbor
- A smart fella
- A positive influencer
- Multi-talented person
- Easy going, laid back and super chill
- Easily one of the nicest/coolest mofos I ever knew
- A smooth talker
- One big time chick magnet
**You will be missed dearly bradda, but your music, the people you've touched, and your memory will live on**

I did not know the other 2 people in the car, but my condolences/prayers will also go out to their friends and families.
shawn

Honolulu, HI

#7 Feb 27, 2009
Monstamon wrote:
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Please God, bless the families and loved ones and help them and strengthen them through this devastating tragedy. I will be praying for you with all my heart....god bless to you all.
God? how is god going to help? Raising your children right might help. Teaching them responsibility and consequences. But no keep praying instead.Yeah Jesus will make it all right
Manapua Man

AOL

#8 Feb 27, 2009
It just goes to show you how lax the justice system is here in the islands. His driver's license should have been suspended a long time ago and shouldn't have been allowed to drive without proper supervision and driver education classes. Today, we pray for the deaths of three young people whom had their whole lives ahead of them. Funerals will follow with years of grief. May the good Lord be with their souls.
shawn

Honolulu, HI

#9 Feb 27, 2009
Manapua Man wrote:
It just goes to show you how lax the justice system is here in the islands. His driver's license should have been suspended a long time ago and shouldn't have been allowed to drive without proper supervision and driver education classes. Today, we pray for the deaths of three young people whom had their whole lives ahead of them. Funerals will follow with years of grief. May the good Lord be with their souls.
So your blaming the justice system, well im blaming the "good lord" for not taking away his licence.
positivevibe

Honolulu, HI

#10 Feb 27, 2009
BRING BACK THE VAN CAMS. Just about everybody speeds from time to time. People (especially chronic speeders) don't think about the penalties, the consequences, or the justice system. The only thing they think about is "Will I get caught?." There is no question that the van cams slowed down traffic. If we had the van cams, and this driver saw a white van parked on the median, there is no way he would have continued driving 100 mph.
cop

Wahiawa, HI

#11 Feb 27, 2009
That just goes to show how our judicial system works here in Hawaii. As a result of the Courts failure to enforce the Law, innocent people were victims. If I were the victims family, I would have an attorney sue them for failure to do their jobs.

I'd like to see a followup story on how after six violations that nothing was done to correct the problem.. i realize the speeder is at fault but the system is just as bad. Lets look at this case and figure out how this reckless individual slip through the loops..
Eat Dixxxxxxxxxxxx

Honolulu, HI

#12 Feb 27, 2009
SUCH a RESPONSIBLE employee- always showing up SOOOO early.
1 fellow kahaluu-n

Honolulu, HI

#13 Feb 27, 2009
shawn wrote:
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God? how is god going to help? Raising your children right might help. Teaching them responsibility and consequences. But no keep praying instead.Yeah Jesus will make it all right
The children are gone. The "children" was an adult. Regardless if the parents taught their children right from wrong, he was an adult and at that age, you are able to make decisions for yourself. You can teach/raise your kid to the best of your ability, but in the end, all that matter is if your kid will actually listen or take to heart what he/she was taught.
"how is god going to help?" you ask? He will help the shattered families/freinds cope and hopefully move forward after this tragic event.

please be mindful that their were innocent people in that car. I highly doubt they were encouraging him to speed. I wouldn't doubt they were telling him to slow it down.

**we need a TRACK. BUILD THE TRACK!**

Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#14 Feb 27, 2009
positivevibe wrote:
BRING BACK THE VAN CAMS. Just about everybody speeds from time to time. People (especially chronic speeders) don't think about the penalties, the consequences, or the justice system. The only thing they think about is "Will I get caught?." There is no question that the van cams slowed down traffic. If we had the van cams, and this driver saw a white van parked on the median, there is no way he would have continued driving 100 mph.
Although at 100 mph the time to react to seeing the van cam and actually slowing down may be to much for the driver to even considered slowing down. Why slow down if your are getting the ticket anyway. This driver's past history does not necessarily show that he obeyed speed limits anyway. I think he would have kept driving the way he did until something drastic happened and unfortunately it was time he paid the piper.
1 fellow kahaluu-n

Honolulu, HI

#15 Feb 27, 2009
cop wrote:
That just goes to show how our judicial system works here in Hawaii. As a result of the Courts failure to enforce the Law, innocent people were victims. If I were the victims family, I would have an attorney sue them for failure to do their jobs.
I'd like to see a followup story on how after six violations that nothing was done to correct the problem.. i realize the speeder is at fault but the system is just as bad. Lets look at this case and figure out how this reckless individual slip through the loops..
Although I would like not to place blame on anyone. I agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Cop.
Local Kane

Kaneohe, HI

#16 Feb 27, 2009
this man was convicted with All these moving violations and he STILL had a license?, makes you think twice about driving .
clfinhawaii

Pearl City, HI

#17 Feb 27, 2009
Sad Really, that the other two had to lose their lives in a tragic accident. If this fool wanted to kill himself thats acceptable maybe, but to take two of your "friends" with you is totally uncalled for and a bit self centered.

This kid has no racing experience, no training in operating a vehicle at high speeds and obviously no brains. The car is not set up to handle the curves and conditions of our roadways at those kind of speeds, and if he wanted to pretend to be a race car driver, he should have done it alone.

These fools don't think about other peoples lives when they go out on our highways or freeways and think they are Mario Andretti or Jeff Gordon. Wake up guys, we ALL love fast cars and trying to impress "da chicks" attitude, but if you want to take someone's life out there, take yours, not my family, my friends, or others also on the roadway.
same old story

Honolulu, HI

#18 Feb 27, 2009
1 fellow kahaluu-n wrote:
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Although I would like not to place blame on anyone. I agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Cop.
same here.

I recently went to court for a 17 year old I cited for reckless driving. I found out that he had been cited 4 other times for the same offense (all separate incidents and officers). Judge threw all 4 charges out because the kid was never in trouble prior to the 4 tags and felt he deserved a second chance. The kids father proceeded to tell me and the other officers to stop harassing his "good" kid. The judicial system is just empowering these people.

Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#19 Feb 27, 2009
Who needs laws when they can't be enforced?
Don't waste our time with laws.

One stabbing today at Ewa Beach.

Some kind of scene happening at the same time across the street.

One bank robbery today.

One gas station robbery today.

One rape in Waianae today.

Who needs laws?
frequent flier

Hauula, HI

#20 Feb 27, 2009
The driver was drunk. Blood alcohol level of .225, senseless.
1 fellow kahaluu-n

Honolulu, HI

#21 Feb 27, 2009
frequent flier wrote:
The driver was drunk. Blood alcohol level of .225, senseless.
I was hoping he was going to be sober...and that speed was the only factor.... but so much for that =( so sad. You would think that if your hammered, you would take it easy.... Thank God that IF I do drink (kinda rare), it is when I'm at home, with the intention of not going anywhere.

LIVE ALOHA, DRIVE ALOHA!
Kaneohe Kid

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Feb 27, 2009
Let me first by saying this didn't have to happen.
It is undoubtedly a tragedy.

These things will unfortunately continue to happen -here and everywhere. The best thing we can all do is learn something new, make a difference, and better ourselves.

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