Names Released In Deadly I-235 Accident

Names Released In Deadly I-235 Accident

There are 9 comments on the WHOtv story from Oct 8, 2010, titled Names Released In Deadly I-235 Accident. In it, WHOtv reports that:

West Des Moines Police have released the names of the people involved in a deadly crash on I-235 Thursday afternoon.

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what a surprise

Clinton, IA

#1 Oct 8, 2010
Prayers to the Smits family on your lost.

Maybe the woman who hit you will think twice about driving to fast and not paying attention to the road. Hopefully she will learn a lesson from this.

Slow down people and take care on the road, no phone, no text pay attention seriously.
Nevada Guy

Spirit Lake, IA

#2 Oct 8, 2010
It just happens too often!
anonymous

Des Moines, IA

#3 Oct 8, 2010
what a surprise - you're an effing idiot. i like how you just assume you know that the woman who hit the car was driving too fast and not paying attention. i know a person who was directly involved in that accident and that is not the case. the woman that died was in a car that was stopped on the side & bottom of the on ramp. they pulled in front of vehicles that were getting up to speed from a complete stop. people swerved, one spun out. the woman in the blazer could not see what was going on. there was nothing she could've done.
mom

Long Island City, NY

#4 Oct 8, 2010
Prayers to all involved. We don't know the circumstances to judge the woman in the SUV. I drive that route everyday at that time and there are a lot of bad drivers out there that drive like crazy. I have been driving and there have been cars stopped in a lane and the car in front of me swerves out of the way and all of a sudden there is someone stopped right in front of you and its hard to get stopped in time and you can't always swerve out of the way. Please stop judging until you know the whole story.
tiz

United States

#5 Oct 8, 2010
mom wrote:
Prayers to all involved. We don't know the circumstances to judge the woman in the SUV. I drive that route everyday at that time and there are a lot of bad drivers out there that drive like crazy. I have been driving and there have been cars stopped in a lane and the car in front of me swerves out of the way and all of a sudden there is someone stopped right in front of you and its hard to get stopped in time and you can't always swerve out of the way. Please stop judging until you know the whole story.
i agree with you mom. the scenario you describe certainly is possible, but at this point we don't know what happened. one thing's for sure - vehicles moving significantly above or below the average speed of traffic create a very dangerous situation. that's why i always go with the flow, even if the flow is doing 70.(i acutally feel safer pulling away just slightly from the car behind me, but that has its limits. but it's better than having the guy behind me closing up - that is scary.)
new2dsm

Columbus, GA

#6 Oct 8, 2010
This is an unfortunate accident. Given the over use and abuse of cell phones on the road, of course people are going to wonder if the cell phone played a part. That said, to leave a comment as though that must have played a part is not only ignorant and insensitive but shear stupidity. This could have happened to any one of us. I235 is treacherous! To the person who left an earlier comment about another person's post and called it "tacky", that's about as tacky as I've seen in a very long time. I can't help but wonder what kind of person you have to be to belittle another in a public forum based on the wording of prayers being offered. Prayers to all involved and affected.
tabbers

Lynnville, IA

#7 Oct 8, 2010
guess what- another death on one of iowas interstates. All i can say is WAKE THE HELL UP PEOPLE AND PAY ATT. TO THE ROAD AND CARS AROUND YOU!!!!!! AS MY DAD TOLD ME when im driving its not the time to jack around,or show off ,or mess with stuff in the car. and for gods sack if your tired STOP DRIVING!!!! AND NEVER EVER DRIVE DRUNK!!!!!!!
des moines man

Tifton, GA

#8 Oct 10, 2010
We really need to evaluate older people and there driving abilities. merging into 55 mph traffic doing 10 mph is extremely dangerous. Love our older americans but they contribute to lots of unsafe road conditions..
Thank you Des Moines Man

Long Island City, NY

#9 Oct 21, 2010
I agree the older people can cause just as many accidens as a younger person on the road. I happen to know the driver and I also know there was nothing she could have done to avoid this. We should just be praying for the people involved and not pointing fingers. That is why they call it an accident. (an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury) No one wants these things to happen they just do and not always is there someone to blame. So do not point fingers until you know the whole truth. I am sure the driver hads read these and is having a hard enough time dealing with it even though it was not her fault.

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