Garland teen dies after being struck by car 9:29 Am CT

Aug 14, 2007 Full story: The Dallas Morning News 210

A 16-year-old Garland boy was killed after being struck by a car as he walked in the roadway, Wylie police said. via The Dallas Morning News

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tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#187 Jan 6, 2010
just me wrote:
I happened upon this forum by chance and once I started reading, I was just so sickened, saddened, and appalled, that I could not stop reading until I had read the entire thing. I am sickened by the fact that there is so much rudeness and hostility, when people should be coming together and supporting each other. Namely, the family of Tony lost a child and family member. They should not, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, be subjected to this constant harassment and hatred. I don't understand why they are having to DEFEND themselves or Tony, when they are the VICTIMS!?! If someone is in a plane crash, is it their fault that they got on the plane? Everything we do involves some kind of risk, but that is part of life. That doesn't mean by simply living that you are at fault! So he walked in the road...that doesn't mean he is fair game to be run down! I don't believe all you people!?!
Yes, my heart goes out to the family of Josh as well, but he deserves a much harsher punishment. He may not have intended to take a life, but he did. I'm sure all the millions of others that have driven drunk, accidentally hit someone while they were on the cell phone, or not paying attention, etc...not one of them set out saying, "Well, I'm going to cause an accident and kill someone today." Yet, it happens far too often. Josh got off WAY too easy, and instead of the family throwing it in everyone's faces as an "I told you so" victory and a win of sorts (I don't see any winners at all in this)...they should now move on to asking for forgiveness and genuinely being sorry for their actions.
As a mother, if I had lost my child in an accident or my child had caused an accident, of course I would do everything in my power to protect them and be on their side, but you can't torment and disregard others to get them out of your way! It is a sad situation and a sad world we live in when a family that did nothing wrong is getting bashed and bruised even more simply for wanting justice, understanding, and answers for a tragic life event that will affect them forever. My heart truly aches for all of you.
Thank you.
Mercy

Garland, TX

#188 Jan 7, 2010
to take care wrote:
you live in another state so why don't you stay out of it
To take care (Plano) are you in the wrong place ?
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#189 Jan 7, 2010
is still waiting. Thought Josh wanted to talk to me. I still want to hear what he has to say. Not here where I don't know if it's really him. Pick a place and email me. I'll make it easy I'm in Wylie every third tues ,or I'll meet you at the mall. Email me already.
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#190 Mar 8, 2010
guess him wanting to talk to me was just some more of thier BS . Oh well if he ever grows the nerve my email is still the same tony21smom@hotmail.com
Legal Eagle

Tyler, TX

#191 Mar 9, 2010
how do you know wrote:
How do you know he wasn't drinking that day or evening we were told he refused to take a blood test?
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Texas law allows officers to forcefully get a blood sample in cases of death if the driver refuses. They take him to a hospital and have a nurse draw blood.
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#192 Mar 10, 2010
I thought that law had passed also. They didn't bother.Said they thought the hospital would do it.
sweetpea

Garland, TX

#193 Mar 13, 2010
Legal Eagle wrote:
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Texas law allows officers to forcefully get a blood sample in cases of death if the driver refuses. They take him to a hospital and have a nurse draw blood.
From reading the posts, I would say the best thing that comes out of this is for people to stay off the highway at night on foot. People are killed on the side of the road sometimes when they've had a flat. Drinking and driving is deadly, we've known that for years. My mother was severely injured years ago when
a drinking/drunk driver hit her vehicle. It changed many lives for years to come.
drunk driver hit
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#194 Apr 25, 2010
sweetpea wrote:
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From reading the posts, I would say the best thing that comes out of this is for people to stay off the highway at night on foot. People are killed on the side of the road sometimes when they've had a flat. Drinking and driving is deadly, we've known that for years. My mother was severely injured years ago when
a drinking/drunk driver hit her vehicle. It changed many lives for years to come.
drunk driver hit
Not a highway a 2 lane road FM 544 ,wasn't night/dark . The driver did something stupid and irresponsable and Tony paid the price. Still would like to talk to Mr . Rose one on one. But he has not responded.
sweetpea

Garland, TX

#195 Apr 27, 2010
tonys mom wrote:
<quoted text>Not a highway a 2 lane road FM 544 ,wasn't night/dark . The driver did something stupid and irresponsable and Tony paid the price. Still would like to talk to Mr . Rose one on one. But he has not responded.
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Your son could have ended up in a wheel chair or worse.
Living around my mother was a nightmare at times, she had a nervous breakdown and could not live the life she had hoped for. The best thing is look to the Lord for comfort and go on, as it must have been the Lord's will for him to die. No one can bring him back, and you'll see him on the other side someday.
God Bless
LGR

Rowlett, TX

#196 Jul 30, 2010
look, the driver was on a straight a way road and had to have seen the kids. if it was dark then he had to have had his lights on, and if he didn't then thats even worse. crossing the street is the only way to get around there. tony did not do anything wrong, he was walking with friends. he did not deserve to die the way he did. Tony, we love you and we will always miss you
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#197 Aug 11, 2010
Three years ago Friday my world was rocked and not in a good way. Someone took it into their head to play a wicked wicked game and ended up depriving me of my baby. My youngest son Tony was taken from me by the stupidity of one young man .Where is the young man now? Is he still on probation? Has he done his communiy service? Does he ever think about Tony or has he managed to block it out and move on? Who knows? I really would like to hear what he had to say. I've given him chances over and over through this site. But only his mommy had anything to say and she was too busy attacking everyone who thought her boy had done a bad thing. What a world we live in and now you know why. Parents that teach their kids never ever accept resposability for your actions. Deny deny deny. Oh well wanted to say that I'm missing Tony as much if not more than I did then.
Forgiveness

Grand Prairie, TX

#198 Aug 17, 2010
to Tony's Mom .. I am so very sorry for your loss and I pray that you will soon learn how to forgive so YOUR Tony can rest in peace. As a Christian you should trust in the Lord and let go of the hatred that consumes your heart. Accidents do happen in this life and unfortunately there was more than one young man "playing games" that day and the stupidity of "several young men" contributed to your son's accident. I hope you can let go of your bitterness and find forgiveness in your heart and trust the Lord to do what is right on judgement day. After all, the young man in question does not owe YOU any explanation as he answers only to the Lord for his actions.
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#199 Aug 18, 2010
Forgiveness wrote:
to Tony's Mom .. I am so very sorry for your loss and I pray that you will soon learn how to forgive so YOUR Tony can rest in peace. As a Christian you should trust in the Lord and let go of the hatred that consumes your heart. Accidents do happen in this life and unfortunately there was more than one young man "playing games" that day and the stupidity of "several young men" contributed to your son's accident. I hope you can let go of your bitterness and find forgiveness in your heart and trust the Lord to do what is right on judgement day. After all, the young man in question does not owe YOU any explanation as he answers only to the Lord for his actions.
Tony is at pease . I am not.I have questions that need to be answered . You must not have children or maybe you would get it. I love how Christians like you cast your own judgement as you have done here. You have know idea what is in my heart.Your one of Josh's friends because hey your defending him and there's my problem. He will never ever accept responsability because people like you are telling him " It was an accident It's ok" The other young men were not PLAYING GAMES... they were walking home.You guys don't get it and you never will. I DO NOT HATE JOSH I HATE HIS ACTIONS THAT NIGHT AND SEVERAL SINCE. Am I bitter HELL YES. He addmitted what he did on video and 12 people said ok you did it but we will not give Tony JUSTICE. The Lord knows why he did what he did I do not. You know the weird part is that night I prayed for Tony our family and friends , but I also prayed for Josh's. One of the first questions I asked was is the driver ok.That poor kids I felt so awful for him. But thanks to people like you and him that quickly changed . HE SHOWS ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE !!!! None of the others that saw Tony that night hit him they hit thier brakes . I pray everyday,everyday I pray for strength to get through this. But you know it will never go away it will never end and quite frankly I'm tired.Go pray and ask forgivness for trying to do the Lord's job by passing judgemant. Pray for yourself.
Forgiveness

Grand Prairie, TX

#200 Aug 25, 2010
tonys mom wrote:
<quoted text>Tony is at pease . I am not.I have questions that need to be answered . You must not have children or maybe you would get it. I love how Christians like you cast your own judgement as you have done here. You have know idea what is in my heart.Your one of Josh's friends because hey your defending him and there's my problem. He will never ever accept responsability because people like you are telling him " It was an accident It's ok" The other young men were not PLAYING GAMES... they were walking home.You guys don't get it and you never will. I DO NOT HATE JOSH I HATE HIS ACTIONS THAT NIGHT AND SEVERAL SINCE. Am I bitter HELL YES. He addmitted what he did on video and 12 people said ok you did it but we will not give Tony JUSTICE. The Lord knows why he did what he did I do not. You know the weird part is that night I prayed for Tony our family and friends , but I also prayed for Josh's. One of the first questions I asked was is the driver ok.That poor kids I felt so awful for him. But thanks to people like you and him that quickly changed . HE SHOWS ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE !!!! None of the others that saw Tony that night hit him they hit thier brakes . I pray everyday,everyday I pray for strength to get through this. But you know it will never go away it will never end and quite frankly I'm tired.Go pray and ask forgivness for trying to do the Lord's job by passing judgemant. Pray for yourself.
You are absolutely wrong! I am not a friend of Josh's nor do I know him nor anyone who knows him. And yes I do have children and also I do know first hand how it feels to lose a part of your heart because of a terrible 'accident' caused in part by another person! I did not pass judgement on you but I do know from my own experience some of what is in your heart and mind. You are right in that it will never completely go away but I discovered that when I finally decided to let go of the bitterness and hatred and surrendered those feelings to the Lord, I was truly able to forgive and trust HIM take care of the outcome and I found a peacefulness that made my life worth living again. I only wish the same for you!
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#201 Aug 26, 2010
Forgiveness wrote:
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You are absolutely wrong! I am not a friend of Josh's nor do I know him nor anyone who knows him. And yes I do have children and also I do know first hand how it feels to lose a part of your heart because of a terrible 'accident' caused in part by another person! I did not pass judgement on you but I do know from my own experience some of what is in your heart and mind. You are right in that it will never completely go away but I discovered that when I finally decided to let go of the bitterness and hatred and surrendered those feelings to the Lord, I was truly able to forgive and trust HIM take care of the outcome and I found a peacefulness that made my life worth living again. I only wish the same for you!
sorry but you sure sound like one. After 3 years of attacks color me jumpy okay. The comment you made , made me mad .(Accidents do happen in this life and unfortunately there was more than one young man "playing games" that day and the stupidity of "several young men" contributed to your son's accident.) You do not have a clue. That's what makes me angry.Maybe you should read this from my point of view hmmmmm. I DO NOT spend my time on here to ATTACK or HATE Josh Rose. I spend time here saying THANK YOU to those that really care and DEFENDING TONY AND HIS FRIENDS from comments like yours. Because I was not there to DEFEND THEM WHEN IT RELLY COUNTS! The night Tony died and they had to watch it!!!!!! Let's recap court testimony from Josh's Mom and statements given by Josh and thier mechanic shall we? Why didn't Josh stop in time?? Because the braking system on the car he was driving at the time was not working propely so he had been using the ebrake ( emergency brakes). Josh's statement in writing and on video..."I saw the boys and decided to scare them so I pressed down on my gas pedal ." So knowing his brakes were not working properly ,he pressed down on his gas pointed the car at Tony ( According to eye witnesses who knew none of the guys involved) and hit him and you say Accidents do happen in this life and unfortunately there was more than one young man "playing games" that day and the stupidity of "several young men" contributed to your son's accident. Oh and I'm not supposed to get upset. Right.You want to pray for me please do. But pray for the 2 boys that had to watch thier best friend die because they were STUPID enough to be walking home that evening.
Forgiveness

Grand Prairie, TX

#202 Sep 1, 2010
I will definitely pray for both boys as I am sure they will continue to have difficulty with the events surrounding that evening. Also, I will continue to pray for you because your comments show you need prayers too!!:) Incidently, you were the person to initially say "the 'stupidity' of one young man". I did not say or imply the boys were stupid to be walking home that evening, but simply used your phrase to encompass the actions of ALL 4 boys. It is easier to place all the blame on another instead of distributing it equally when applicable. THEY all share some responsibility and blame for the tragic loss of your son.
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#203 Sep 2, 2010
Forgiveness wrote:
I will definitely pray for both boys as I am sure they will continue to have difficulty with the events surrounding that evening. Also, I will continue to pray for you because your comments show you need prayers too!!:) Incidently, you were the person to initially say "the 'stupidity' of one young man". I did not say or imply the boys were stupid to be walking home that evening, but simply used your phrase to encompass the actions of ALL 4 boys. It is easier to place all the blame on another instead of distributing it equally when applicable. THEY all share some responsibility and blame for the tragic loss of your son.
Hard headed much??? Did you read any of that? You make no sence to me but hey it's America and my Dad fought for your right to state your opinion and you have. Duly noted.
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#204 Sep 2, 2010
Please! If you are not Mr.Joshua Rose keep it to yourself. He was tried and found guilty so your arguments on his behalf are moot.His guilt has been proven. Move on people.Quit pointing fingers at the dead kid ok. He cannot defend himself and I REALLY should NOT have to.Lets hope and pray none of you finds yourself on either side of a situation like this. But if you ever do just remember karma bites and you probably brought it on yourself.Will continue to read posts but will only answer Mr.Rose if he ever decides to put me out of my misery.
Move On

Grand Prairie, TX

#205 Sep 4, 2010
Just came along this forum. Wow is it filled with loads of differing facts, opinions and assumptions. Guess that describes all forums though. Very, Very Sad for EVERYONE involved. Confused though by the strange statement from tonys mom, "remember karma bits and you probably brought it on yourself". Does that mean she brought this upon herself? And how can Mr. Rose put tonys mom out of her misery? As she said he was found guilty but evidently that was not enough and she wants to continue to torment him. She said "move on people" .. sounds like smart advice for everyone involved in this accident.
tonys mom

Mesquite, TX

#206 Sep 4, 2010
Move On wrote:
Just came along this forum. Wow is it filled with loads of differing facts, opinions and assumptions. Guess that describes all forums though. Very, Very Sad for EVERYONE involved. Confused though by the strange statement from tonys mom, "remember karma bits and you probably brought it on yourself". Does that mean she brought this upon herself? And how can Mr. Rose put tonys mom out of her misery? As she said he was found guilty but evidently that was not enough and she wants to continue to torment him. She said "move on people" .. sounds like smart advice for everyone involved in this accident.
I thought you said you had read the posts. If you read enough of them you'll get it. And maybe I did somehow bring this on . That would explain why I feel guilty but noone else does.Oh am I tormenting the poor guy that KILLED MY SON I SURE HOPE SO !Well at least I do today.tomorrows another story. Thanks forgivness . well said. even if you did twist it.

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