Teen Dies After Texting While Driving

Teen Dies After Texting While Driving

There are 72 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from May 5, 2008, titled Teen Dies After Texting While Driving. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

While the dangers of drinking and driving and driving while drowsy are known, there's a fairly new danger causing accidents every day across the country.

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concerned parent

Walterboro, SC

#1 May 5, 2008
they should make it a law for the whole united states. not only for text messages for all cell phone use while driving behind the wheel of any mean of transportation. if its that important for any one to make a call or text messages people should use some commen sence and pull off to the side of the road or let there passanger use the phone. its a shame that we have to loose that many people to a cell phone. how many more are going to have to die before people realize the mistakes they are making using a cell phone behind the wheel. SO THOSE PEOPLE THAT USE THERE CELL PHONES BEHIND THE WHEEL STOP WHAT YOUR DOING AND THINK BEFORE YOU PICK UP THE PHONE WHILE YOUR DRIVING!!!!!
upset tennessean

Rochester, MI

#2 May 5, 2008
WOW! How this has hit so close to home. Just last week I was driving home from my third shift job when to my surprize I met a young girl who has only been driving a couple of years that lives just across the street from me, on her way to school, and she was on my side of the highway. In the very last second she just happen to look up and see me. I had already gotten as far off the road as I could. Luckily we missed, but the look on her face when she had realized what she had done was priceless. Thank God she was able to stear her vehicle back to her side of the highway. We have to make some kind of law to stop not only our young but those who wish they were still young using their phones for texting and calling and just talking in general. Its not to take away a privilage but to save lives. This is as serious as drinking and driving. If you have never been in a accident or wittness one then you problem don't understand the possiabilty of how serious not paying attention at all times of your surroundings while driving a motor vehicle. The new commericals that we hear on the radio now about watching out for motocycles is a great one, now if someone could only make one for those cell phone user. Thank you and drive safe fellow tenneseans, it could be me you are meeting on the highways.
Steve

Arlington Heights, IL

#3 May 5, 2008
There is a larger underlying problem which is distracted drivers in general. Texting is but one of many distracted driving techniques. I was almost rear-ended a few days ago by someone that was "distracted" applying make-up. I've also seen people reading books, eating hamburgers, eating soup, watching a football game, painting fingernails, etc., etc., ALL WHILE DRIVING, and all by adults who should know better and should be setting the example.
leftfield

Murfreesboro, TN

#4 May 6, 2008
So we have to instate a LAW that will keep people from texting while driving. Because people can't fiqure out on there own that this is somthing you shouldn't do? Seems to me we are creating alot of new laws to protect the people without common sense.
John

United States

#5 May 6, 2008
I was hit from behind while sitting at a red light by a guy who was looking for his ciggarettes in his backpack. What a moron! Just say NO to texting, smoking, eating, putting on makeup or any other disttaction while driving!
Preeti

New Zealand

#6 Jun 17, 2008
I was walking front of my school there is one girl crossing the road and she texting there is one truck is comming front of her she didn't saw the truck and got hit by the truck and died why we should use cell phones and texting while driving
Money

New Zealand

#7 Jun 17, 2008
What the fish ? why people use cellphones when they are crossing the road or they are standing middle of the road. I mean it Come on guys stop this is bullshit.

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

#8 Jun 17, 2008
I am surprised to see the texters, readers, make up artists, etc... on the road. Doesn't people use common sense these days?

Guess it is time to erect another tacky roadside memorial.

I am sorry that this has happened, but at the smae time I get so upset because it did not have to happen.
Ashley Hunter

Westbrook, ME

#9 Feb 24, 2009
They should banned all cell phone use when people are driving and when they are walking or doing any thing that might make them get hurt.
Alyssa

Temecula, CA

#11 Apr 10, 2009
think you are crazy!!!!!!!!!:D
Bobo

Spring Hill, TN

#12 Apr 11, 2009
If you really understood the situation, you'd know that it's ALREADY illegal to drive while distracted. That means if you cause an accident while tuning the radio, eating a burger, or using your cell phone, then you're guilty of a crime.

Of course it's obvious that you're not well-educated, since you can't spell.
concerned parent wrote:
they should make it a law for the whole united states. not only for text messages for all cell phone use while driving behind the wheel of any mean of transportation. if its that important for any one to make a call or text messages people should use some commen sence and pull off to the side of the road or let there passanger use the phone. its a shame that we have to loose that many people to a cell phone. how many more are going to have to die before people realize the mistakes they are making using a cell phone behind the wheel. SO THOSE PEOPLE THAT USE THERE CELL PHONES BEHIND THE WHEEL STOP WHAT YOUR DOING AND THINK BEFORE YOU PICK UP THE PHONE WHILE YOUR DRIVING!!!!!

“Don't like it? Don't read it”

Since: Apr 09

Somewhere in the United States

#13 Apr 11, 2009
leftfield wrote:
So we have to instate a LAW that will keep people from texting while driving. Because people can't fiqure out on there own that this is somthing you shouldn't do? Seems to me we are creating alot of new laws to protect the people without common sense.
That is precisely the reason the laws are made and it's not only to protect those that don't use common sense but those of us that do.

“Don't like it? Don't read it”

Since: Apr 09

Somewhere in the United States

#14 Apr 11, 2009
Bobo wrote:
If you really understood the situation, you'd know that it's ALREADY illegal to drive while distracted. That means if you cause an accident while tuning the radio, eating a burger, or using your cell phone, then you're guilty of a crime.
Of course it's obvious that you're not well-educated, since you can't spell.
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I really don't think that concerned parents' spelling or education is the issue here.....I thought he/she got their point across just fine. It's obviously you that lacks in education and intellect. You fail to see that it was only an opinion just like YOUR opinion and deserves the same type of respect that you expect to be given for yours.

MrObjective

“Not Significant”

Since: Mar 09

Nashville

#15 Apr 11, 2009
So, did this guy complete his text or not? That's what I want to know.

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Since: Apr 09

Somewhere in the United States

#16 Apr 11, 2009
MrObjective wrote:
So, did this guy complete his text or not? That's what I want to know.
Since this story is almost a year old, who knows? I tried to bring the story up and it's been deleted. I would like to know who this guy was texting that he thought was worth losing his life over.
jim

Pegram, TN

#17 Apr 11, 2009
Ashley Hunter wrote:
They should banned all cell phone use when people are driving and when they are walking or doing any thing that might make them get hurt.
the irrefutable REALITY is that there is NEVER, under any circumstance, a legitimate reason for having a cell phone in your hand, or talking on one, when you are driving. if you need to find out what you should pick up at the store, you pull over and stop.
end of story
jim

Pegram, TN

#18 Apr 11, 2009
Annonimous wrote:
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Since this story is almost a year old, who knows? I tried to bring the story up and it's been deleted. I would like to know who this guy was texting that he thought was worth losing his life over.
when you do something that you know you have no right to do, such as texting, or talking on a phone, while driving, you deserve whatever you get

“Don't like it? Don't read it”

Since: Apr 09

Somewhere in the United States

#19 Apr 11, 2009
jim wrote:
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when you do something that you know you have no right to do, such as texting, or talking on a phone, while driving, you deserve whatever you get
This teenager DID NOT deserve to die. A child molester/murderer deserves to die but this teenager DID NOT. May Karma come back around and bite you in your insensitive, callous @&& for saying that!!!
Bobo

Spring Hill, TN

#20 Apr 12, 2009
Wrong. If you can't spell a word, you have no credibility on that subject. If you CAN spell, but don't check your work, then you're lazy. If you defend those standards, then you just have low standards.

Opinions are lame. You have the right to state your stupid opinion, and I have an EQUAL right to ridicule you for it. That's how the world turns, dummy.
Annonimous wrote:
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I really don't think that concerned parents' spelling or education is the issue here.....I thought he/she got their point across just fine. It's obviously you that lacks in education and intellect. You fail to see that it was only an opinion just like YOUR opinion and deserves the same type of respect that you expect to be given for yours.
Bobo

Spring Hill, TN

#21 Apr 12, 2009
If you had given this any SERIOUS thought, you'd understand that this teenager's death IS karma.

Do something stupid. Die. That's what happens.
Annonimous wrote:
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This teenager DID NOT deserve to die. A child molester/murderer deserves to die but this teenager DID NOT. May Karma come back around and bite you in your insensitive, callous @&& for saying that!!!

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