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Truck kills student, injures another, in Farmingdale

There are 26 comments on the Newsday story from May 26, 2009, titled Truck kills student, injures another, in Farmingdale. In it, Newsday reports that:

A student on Farmingdale State College 's campus Tuesday for the first day of summer classes was struck and killed by a garbage truck, police said.

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New York, NY

#24 May 27, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
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Instead of having a bleeding heart, why donít people take just a little time to be careful. Itís incredibly simple and the result (preserving life) is priceless.
Showing compassion to a family that just lost their ONLY child in a senseless accident is not having a bleeding heart.

Showing compassion would be for once, not acting like the @$$ that you are and posting obnoxious comments here where her family and friends might see them.

Showing compassion is for once keeping your mouth shut and instead of sitting in front of your computer just waiting to type a snarky post about the latest auto accident and how stupid and "Darwinian" the driver was, just zip your mouth and go DO something about the whole situation if you think its so bad, whether its actually interacting with people, volunteering or whatever else you deem may educate society, instead of acting like a troll on newsday's topix board.

New York, NY

#26 May 27, 2009
Tired of the nonsense wrote:
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I for HAVE had face tragedy. I lost my older sister at 35. To me, and a few others here find that there is a growing amount of pure stupidity among the younger people, as well as some people in general. An eight ton truck, in reverse, reverse warning lights and the beeping, ah...hello. Yes it's unfortunate, but if people took their heads out from their rectums and concentrated on what they ARE supposed to be doing at the time, much of these "quirky" accidents would be avoided.
And this is the whole problem with these boards, you don't have all the facts of the situation.

Perhaps the reverse warning lights and beeper weren't working. Perhaps she was too close and got caught in the wheel or mechanical equipment. Perhaps the driver hit reverse instead of drive and hit her. Perhaps she did have on her iPod or was on a cell phone and wasn't paying attention.

The point is, there are more "if's" then facts, and you don't have enough information to pass any sort of judgement, nor should you.

Until all information is brought to light, you should just all remain quiet instead of speculating.


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#27 May 27, 2009
this is the feel good story of the day

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Jun 6, 2009
Round - Em Up wrote:
Another ILLEGAL ALIEN driving with a fake license. You know, he doesn't have a CDL. He probably can't even speak English with the name Guillermo Vargas. I smell a lawsuit, a wrongful death!! So long, to Jamaica Ash you will be out of business soon. You should have hired an american. Keep it union.
I think you a very ignorant person to have said such a stupid comment! I wonder what you do for a living? I bet you make less then a garbage man!!!!!!
front end driver

Bridgeport, CT

#29 Jul 18, 2011
some of you are complete assholes! first off it was a front end loader...single picks up containers with forks in the front...why would you need 3 people? it has to back up to pull the forks out and they have loud beepers! you cant put all the blame on the driver we as pedestrians have to look and b aware of our surroundings! jamaica ash is a very good co with highly skilled commercial drivers with cdl licenses thats checked all the time! drug tests are given randomly and that driver was clean..they were not paying attention and its sad but cost there lives....but trust me jamiaca ash is not going anywhere!

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