Car runs over teen after alleged jump

Car runs over teen after alleged jump

There are 148 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 22, 2008, titled Car runs over teen after alleged jump. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The boyfriend of 18-year-old Natasha Taualai told her family she appeared distraught and did not want to go home to Ewa Beach before she jumped out of his moving car onto the H-1 freeway, Taualai's family said ...

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#1 Jul 22, 2008
Rest in paradise Tasha! We love you & will miss you dearly. Watch us as we grow & we will one day see you again. Forever in our hearts & always on our minds!
The Fuiava's/Faitau's

Burbank, IL

#2 Jul 22, 2008
how sad,such a weak generation..they are just killing themselves as they cannot handle life..they are putting their families in such turmoil..selfish

Littleton, CO

#3 Jul 22, 2008
My heart goes out to her friends and family. Rest in peace Natasha.

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jul 22, 2008
Meilani wrote:
My heart goes out to her friends and family. Rest in peace Natasha.
My heart/love/prayers/thoughts go out too Natasha and Family. We love you, our family and friends. And we miss you Natasha, even tho I never met you.

Please don't forget others involved in this terrible tragedy. The driver of the vehicles, and anyone else who witnessed or was touched by this... it brings up so many hard/sad/difficult memories of other such tragedies on our freeways/roads.

Blessings and love to us all. Peace and aloha Tuesday.

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jul 22, 2008
"She's not the type to jump out of a moving vehicle"
Got me thinking...I wonder what kind of person IS the type to jump out of a moving car(aside from stuntpeople that is...)
Jeri J

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jul 22, 2008
Someone somewhere is not being truthful.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
esta k

Ewa Beach, HI

#8 Jul 22, 2008
ok if she were going home like her boyfriend say then why were they going towards waipahu when she lives in kalihi, or do she live in ewa but anywayz somebody is not saying the truth so i wonder.
lost too

Honolulu, HI

#9 Jul 22, 2008
LOST wrote:
"She's not the type to jump out of a moving vehicle"
Got me thinking...I wonder what kind of person IS the type to jump out of a moving car(aside from stuntpeople that is...)
I was thinking the same thing!

Kailua, HI

#11 Jul 22, 2008
I've lost many friends to suicide and to murders...why I left the mainland rather than live in fear.

My distraught friends who chose to leave had no idea of the love, the anquish and the questions they left behind. Can we begin to imagine THEIR pain either?

I lost a dear friend who got off the wrong off ramp in Indianapolis and was killed simply because he was white and 'didn't belong in this 'hood'(his partner was of the same race who killed him and was forced to watch the beatings and the final gunshot to the head. Unfortunately a good witness to it all)

So senseless, so useless.

Honolulu, HI

#12 Jul 22, 2008
Sorry to those who knew and loved Natasha. I pray God bring peace to you at this time.

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jul 22, 2008
(Well that's what the boyfriend "said." It there any history of abuse? Or was this the beginning and the end? If she isn't the type to jump out of a moving vehicle, then why would she end up on H-1? Is this another incident of domestic(vehicular) abuse? RIP)

-By the sounds of her last goodbye she probably already knew what she was about to do. Now a days there has been so many suicides people just look at that being the best and easiest way out.
Lolo head

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jul 22, 2008
eight years apart between the boyfriend and Natasha-an 18 year old kid and a grown up man. What did they have in common? Something smells here.

Lihue, HI

#15 Jul 22, 2008
several things that stick out in this story:

as others mentioned--her BF was 8 years older; she was only 18.

he was in a position of power over her in that he was the manager at the JITB where she worked.

lastly: what's up with the father (who's in georgia, by the way) saying, "No sense of blaming whoever the cause. The bottom line is she's not here anymore. Hopefully she's in a better place." what??!!!! seems rather dismissive to me. i'm goping to guess that dad had very little relationship with his dughter, and therefore his ability not to need someone to be responsible for his kid's death.

and maybe therein lies the root reason why she, an 18 year old, found a 26 year old appealing, and why she later jumped/was thrown out of a car in the middle of the night.

my condolences to all who loved her, and my prayers for her soul.
John Q Publico

Waipahu, HI

#17 Jul 22, 2008
BF is probably not a suspect.

Pretty hard to reach over, while driving on a Highway and open the door and push someone out.

Poor girl. Too many young adults dying.

Maybe we really are heading for a depression.

Honolulu, HI

#19 Jul 22, 2008
She's 18, he's 26. She jumped out of the car she was riding in with him unto the H-1. A young girl who hid her relationship with an older man.
It's really clear. A young girl dating a guy that much older than her probably got pregnant(just a thought-no get mad!) and thought there is no way out of this mess or maybe things just weren't going good with this guy. Girls don't try to jump out of moving vehicles unless they feel threatened. A boyfriend would actually provide comfort if it was a family type problem. I don't buy the story. Something's up. This guy should remain a suspect. I hope other people that knew her can shed more light on this so we can stop this madness going on with women in relationships dying tragically.
Auwe! My heart goes out to the family and friends.
private aye

Lahaina, HI

#20 Jul 22, 2008
something smells fishy. i would guess that he was arguing with her, and somehow being distraught open and jumped out. first guess is check for drug usuage. second check if she was pregnant. third, check if there was money being embezled from work. fourth, was she being abused or being pimped out.

no one in their right mind would jump.
cool dude

Redmond, WA

#21 Jul 22, 2008
Sounds about right. I can't recall ever having a girlfriend that didn't at one point or another threaten me with "stop this car or I'll jump out". Must be a woman thing. Some people are just drama. Guess drama didn't pay off this time. I blame it all on MTV and these stupid reality shows where the girls tell a secret that "nobody in the world knows about" to a live camera on national television. I swear. We're just encouraging stupid people. Anyways to bad she died. She should've lived to see the stupidity in her master plan.

Honolulu, HI

#22 Jul 22, 2008
The bf is as guilty as they come.

Kailua, HI

#23 Jul 22, 2008
private aye wrote:
no one in their right mind would jump.
No one in their right mind would blow their brains out either, but it happens every single day.

United States

#24 Jul 22, 2008
There may be many questions left unanswered, unfortunately.

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