Man, 18, killed in accident on eve of...

Man, 18, killed in accident on eve of graduation

There are 160 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 22, 2007, titled Man, 18, killed in accident on eve of graduation. In it, Newsday reports that:

An 18-year-old Shirley man, on the eve of his high school graduation, was killed when a tractor-trailer with failed brakes struck his car, pushed it over an embankment and landed on top of it, police said.

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NICK

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#2 Jun 22, 2007
shows the horrer of teen driving and risks of getting accidents are higher then ever. congress should take tough measeures and do some work rather then discussing idiotic foreighn policy. time to take up domestic agenda. has anybody seen congress take a domestic agenda in a while?
PoconoWeeze

Sunbury, PA

#3 Jun 22, 2007
Hey some truck drivers take drugs to stay awake on the road.Maybe not the older ones, but the younger ones do.This kid did nothing wrong. So sad.
Michael SKala

Middle Island, NY

#4 Jun 22, 2007
steve was a good friend of mine. and to hear about this just bothers me. iv saved this boys life a couple of time with this epolepsy (or how ever you spell it) my heart if with the family, also good friends of mine. and to the friends of steve.
Bangkok Bill

Bangkok, Thailand

#6 Jun 22, 2007
Newsday called him a man, 18,which he was.If he was involved in criminal activity they would refer to him as a teenager(especially a minority).Am I the only one that noticed this?
Landing Zone

Longmont, CO

#7 Jun 22, 2007
Terrible intersection.
Ouch

Fountain Hills, AZ

#8 Jun 22, 2007
What a sad story. And he wasnt doing anything wrong according to the papers, he went when the light turned green and the tracor trailor is the one that ran the red light, or his failed brakes didnt allow him to stop in time.
Bill Dikant

Queensbury, NY

#11 Jun 23, 2007
Sad this occured. This is truly an accident, The Brakes Failed on the truck.An investigation will see if neglect is the cause.Could happen ya know!.
thinking out loud

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jun 23, 2007
Todd Schuster wrote:
Fuck8ng tractor trailer drivers. Bar their asses fron the road. I don't trust these behemoths with a forklift. This is horrible, a young man about to graduate from high school was in the wrong place at the wrong time. My condolences to the Ezzo. I hope they sue the pants off this truck driver & the trucking company responsible for this inexcusable tragedy. Why didn't anybody check the damn truck mechanically. the company should be charged with criminally negligent homicide. Rest in peace Stephen Ezzo. You & your family did not deserve this.
Although this is sad do not categorize every truck driver for driving bad. Maybe you a$$hole drivers on L.I. need to better understand how to drive with trucks. When I lived there driving a truck there were PLENTY of idiots cutting trucks off, weaving in and out and jumping in front and stopping short. Maybe not this case but there are no shortage of morons there that always love to blame the truck driver when people should be looking at their own driving behaviors. L.I.ers are are product of their environment, The stressed out, not my fault fast paced life that needs to sometimes take responsibility for their actions.
Local 7

Medford, NY

#14 Jun 23, 2007
Tractor Trailers should only be on the roads during the night time hours (10 pm-5 am). This would solve a lot of traffic problems as well as the unsafe driving displayed by MOST truckers.

What ever happened to the "Knights of the Road"? The Truckers of the past were honorable men, today their just chumps!
Congratulations Tastee

Tenafly, NJ

#15 Jun 23, 2007
Tastee wrote:
Were the car's parents notified of their child's massive injuries? Hopefully, the car can be revived.
You have just won an all expenses paid trip to Knucklehead Land. And, we hope that you have such a good time there that you will stay there for the rest of your miserable little life.
upstate bob

Sterling, VA

#16 Jun 23, 2007
hey trucker,nice going,a-hole
Cold in Coram

AOL

#17 Jun 23, 2007
Longwood Road in Middle Island is used by these 18 wheel cowboys as a shortcut to the William Floyd Parkway. They speed up and down this road, which has two schools on the road. An accident waiting to happen
WOODY from ST JAMES

AOL

#18 Jun 23, 2007
Todd Schuster wrote:
Fuck8ng tractor trailer drivers. Bar their asses fron the road. I don't trust these behemoths with a forklift. This is horrible, a young man about to graduate from high school was in the wrong place at the wrong time. My condolences to the Ezzo. I hope they sue the pants off this truck driver & the trucking company responsible for this inexcusable tragedy. Why didn't anybody check the damn truck mechanically. the company should be charged with criminally negligent homicide. Rest in peace Stephen Ezzo. You & your family did not deserve this.
VERY DISAPOINTING POST
CJJ

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Jun 23, 2007
What a nightmare for his parents. What a terrible tragedy. RIP
Shirley Neighbor

AOL

#21 Jun 23, 2007
What a night mare, today will be a long graduation.
exislander

Charlestown, NH

#22 Jun 23, 2007
Tastee wrote:
Were the car's parents notified of their child's massive injuries? Hopefully, the car can be revived.
Hey Tastee or Toastee or whoever, what kind of drugs are you on. I hope you don't get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle...

Since: Dec 06

massapequa, long island

#23 Jun 23, 2007
my heart goes out to the family of this boy. his family and friends will miss him.

side note for newsday.

the last thing a family wants to do is talk to the press after a nightmare like this happens. what the hell are yuou going to ask them? how they feel? just once i would like to see that out of respect for the family, they DID NOT TRY TO CONTACT THEM FOR A COMMENT.
Dyounggunz15

Bridgeport, CT

#25 Jun 23, 2007
R.I.P Stephen
Im goin to miss you man.
Peter

Charlestown, NH

#26 Jun 23, 2007
Brake failure on trucks with air brakes is not uncommon. More truck safety inspections by law enforcement are needed to help prevent such accidents. We inspect trucks often up here in New England.

My condolences to the family for the loss of their son..
East Meadow

Brooklyn, NY

#27 Jun 23, 2007
Terrible,sad story.
My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

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