Bloomfield Woman Dies, Son In Coma Af...

Bloomfield Woman Dies, Son In Coma After Being Struck By Car

There are 51 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 5, 2008, titled Bloomfield Woman Dies, Son In Coma After Being Struck By Car. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A Bloomfield family had just returned home from buying a birthday gift for their 10-year-old son Tuesday when a van careened into their driveway and struck their car, which slammed into several family members ...

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CT resident

Broad Brook, CT

#1 Jun 5, 2008
This is so tragic. My heart goes out to the family and I pray for a full recovery of the little boy.
hartford residents

Shelton, CT

#2 Jun 5, 2008
my heart is leaking from reading the story because we take life for granted. This young boy and young girl are going to be traumatized. The story is just so painful to read and hits so close to home because I drive over there all the time. My condolences go out to the whole family and I pray that God will take care of all of them.
Campus Doc

United States

#3 Jun 5, 2008
The driver crossed a double yellow line, left the road and hit a car parked in a driveway, with one dead and one severley injured and he wasn't arrested????????? Maybe it's because the perpetrator's name is Michael Pitter and the victim's name is Juana Bocachica? I mean, do you really think that a driver named Jose Rodriguez would have walked away from killing Mary Smtih in her driveway?
Lisa

South Windsor, CT

#4 Jun 5, 2008
Juana was a beautiful, vibrant, hard working woman with big brown eyes will be sorely missed by all of us lucky enough to have known her. While I did not know her family I became quite fond of her because she cleaned my house for the past 3 or 4 years. Juana always arrived with a huge warm smile on her face ready to work but always took a few minutes to play with my kids, especially my 2 year daughter. She loved playing with the kids and often told me stories about her own. One time I remember that she even squeezed herself into my daughters little playhouse for a quick tea party. That was just the kind of person Juana was. She had the kind and warm spirit of a young girl who seemed to take delight in the little things that so many of us take for granted. I will miss her dearly and my heart is aching for her family during this horrible, tragic time. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue be with all of Juana's friends, co-workers & family. God Bless You!
Parent

Newington, CT

#5 Jun 5, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Juana was a beautiful, vibrant, hard working woman with big brown eyes will be sorely missed by all of us lucky enough to have known her. While I did not know her family I became quite fond of her because she cleaned my house for the past 3 or 4 years. Juana always arrived with a huge warm smile on her face ready to work but always took a few minutes to play with my kids, especially my 2 year daughter. She loved playing with the kids and often told me stories about her own. One time I remember that she even squeezed herself into my daughters little playhouse for a quick tea party. That was just the kind of person Juana was. She had the kind and warm spirit of a young girl who seemed to take delight in the little things that so many of us take for granted. I will miss her dearly and my heart is aching for her family during this horrible, tragic time. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue be with all of Juana's friends, co-workers & family. God Bless You!
Please write this into a journal and give it to her children so when they get older they can remember what a special woman she was.
Common Sense

New Britain, CT

#6 Jun 5, 2008
This is a very upsetting story, but there is no racist conspiracy. It is a simple matter of the law. The police have to conclude their investigation before they arrest - otherwise this guy's lawyer will have a field day and there will be NO consequences. Don't worry, they'll get him.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends affected by this horrific tragedy.
Campus Doc wrote:
The driver crossed a double yellow line, left the road and hit a car parked in a driveway, with one dead and one severley injured and he wasn't arrested????????? Maybe it's because the perpetrator's name is Michael Pitter and the victim's name is Juana Bocachica? I mean, do you really think that a driver named Jose Rodriguez would have walked away from killing Mary Smtih in her driveway?
Cynicide

United States

#7 Jun 5, 2008
Campus Doc wrote:
The driver crossed a double yellow line, left the road and hit a car parked in a driveway, with one dead and one severley injured and he wasn't arrested????????? Maybe it's because the perpetrator's name is Michael Pitter and the victim's name is Juana Bocachica? I mean, do you really think that a driver named Jose Rodriguez would have walked away from killing Mary Smtih in her driveway?
If you were twice as smart, you'd still be stupid.

Are you assuming Pitter is White?

You can't be serious. NO ONE walks away from killing a person (possibly two) without facing some type of legal consequences.

I'm sure Pitter was deemed not under the influence of alcohol and pending blood tests for drugs. And the accident needs to be thouroughly investigated before formal charges will be filed.

Since: Jul 07

United States

#8 Jun 5, 2008
Campus Doc wrote:
The driver crossed a double yellow line, left the road and hit a car parked in a driveway, with one dead and one severley injured and he wasn't arrested????????? Maybe it's because the perpetrator's name is Michael Pitter and the victim's name is Juana Bocachica? I mean, do you really think that a driver named Jose Rodriguez would have walked away from killing Mary Smtih in her driveway?
Yep always about racism-- you jerk they are probably looking into DUI drugs or alcohol.. I hope they are anyway-- but race, whats race got to do with it you fool...
Jack

Dane, WI

#9 Jun 5, 2008
shab wrote:
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Yep always about racism-- you jerk they are probably looking into DUI drugs or alcohol.. I hope they are anyway-- but race, whats race got to do with it you fool...
I whole heartedly agree.I am so sick of hearing the words,racism,going green,global warming,i could puke.Maybe the driver had a heart attack,or stroke.But,no he's instantly judged by some crakpot.
Suffield Resident

Bridgeport, CT

#10 Jun 5, 2008
Campus Doc wrote:
The driver crossed a double yellow line, left the road and hit a car parked in a driveway, with one dead and one severley injured and he wasn't arrested????????? Maybe it's because the perpetrator's name is Michael Pitter and the victim's name is Juana Bocachica? I mean, do you really think that a driver named Jose Rodriguez would have walked away from killing Mary Smtih in her driveway?
Come ON! Give it a break. This kind of posting makes you sound really ignorant.
Suffield Resident

Bridgeport, CT

#11 Jun 5, 2008
Parent wrote:
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Please write this into a journal and give it to her children so when they get older they can remember what a special woman she was.
Agree.

Its beautiful.
Roxana

Hartford, CT

#12 Jun 5, 2008
Henry, the neighbor, said he spoke with Pitter at the scene and he seemed "pretty calm and collected."

"But he did ask me where that car came from," Henry said. "I said,'I don't know. You're the one who hit the car, man.'

Where did the car come from??? Mr. Pitter if you are reading this and are still wondering where the car came from....IT WAS PARKED!!!!!
surferguy

Manchester, NH

#13 Jun 5, 2008
"But he did ask me where that car came from," Henry said...

Reminds me of the drunk who plows into a tree and then asks where did that tree come from. I'd be surprised if the guy wasn't under the influence of something. That said, my prayers go out to the family. surferguy -- BHS '71
CT resident

Broad Brook, CT

#14 Jun 5, 2008
surferguy wrote:
"But he did ask me where that car came from," Henry said...
Reminds me of the drunk who plows into a tree and then asks where did that tree come from. I'd be surprised if the guy wasn't under the influence of something. That said, my prayers go out to the family. surferguy -- BHS '71
No drugs or alcohol were involved. He fell asleep at the wheel.
Sorry

Ansonia, CT

#15 Jun 5, 2008
Thank you Lisa for taking the focus off of the nonsense and sharing the beautiful person lost due to someone's carelessness. Everyone is ready to form a conclusion. Unfortunately for this family there is no answer as to why. Life is precious and if you let your heart learn something from this tragedy, you will pass an act of kindness along and cherish the day you have. I pray her son will return to health as I know the pain of watching your child slip away.Lisa continue her story, her children need all the memories you have to give. Peace
Devastated Friend

Milford, MA

#16 Jun 5, 2008
CT resident wrote:
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No drugs or alcohol were involved. He fell asleep at the wheel.
My thoughts go out to the Bocachico Family. This is a quite a tragedy for all, especially your Family.

May GOD be with you at this moment & time.

I know Mr. Pitter and I know he is quite devastated over this tragedy. He is a hard working family man who does not drink nor does drugs.

He is a family man who would not hurt anyone intentionally.
heartbroken

South Windsor, CT

#17 Jun 5, 2008
this story is so sad. The poor kids lost such a wonderful mother.
Money talks

United States

#18 Jun 5, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Juana was a beautiful, vibrant, hard working woman with big brown eyes will be sorely missed by all of us lucky enough to have known her. While I did not know her family I became quite fond of her because she cleaned my house for the past 3 or 4 years. Juana always arrived with a huge warm smile on her face ready to work but always took a few minutes to play with my kids, especially my 2 year daughter. She loved playing with the kids and often told me stories about her own. One time I remember that she even squeezed herself into my daughters little playhouse for a quick tea party. That was just the kind of person Juana was. She had the kind and warm spirit of a young girl who seemed to take delight in the little things that so many of us take for granted. I will miss her dearly and my heart is aching for her family during this horrible, tragic time. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue be with all of Juana's friends, co-workers & family. God Bless You!
What a beautiful tribute. Condolences to the family.
Blue Knight

Dallas, TX

#19 Jun 6, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the Bocachico Family. I pray for a speedy recovery of the children and my heartfelt condolences on your loss.
NEIGHBOR

Enfield, CT

#20 Jun 6, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Juana was a beautiful, vibrant, hard working woman with big brown eyes will be sorely missed by all of us lucky enough to have known her. While I did not know her family I became quite fond of her because she cleaned my house for the past 3 or 4 years. Juana always arrived with a huge warm smile on her face ready to work but always took a few minutes to play with my kids, especially my 2 year daughter. She loved playing with the kids and often told me stories about her own. One time I remember that she even squeezed herself into my daughters little playhouse for a quick tea party. That was just the kind of person Juana was. She had the kind and warm spirit of a young girl who seemed to take delight in the little things that so many of us take for granted. I will miss her dearly and my heart is aching for her family during this horrible, tragic time. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue be with all of Juana's friends, co-workers & family. God Bless You!
Thank you for writing this. I am a neughbor and I was one of the first on the scene and She seemed so small I actually though she was a little girl , i can actually imagine her fitting into your daughters playhouse you mentioned. I also thank you because ever since this accident her lifeless body laying on the street has haunted my thoughs, everytime I close my eyes i envision her... even before I heard that she had died. After reading your posting I have replaced that picture in my head with a wonderful beautiful jovial young woman. I thank you :)

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