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Police Investigating Overnight Crash - wtvr

There are 95 comments on the WTVR story from Jun 12, 2010, titled Police Investigating Overnight Crash - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

Chesterfield County Police are investigating an early morning crash on Courthouse Rd.

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Concerned Father

Chesterfield, VA

#82 Jun 13, 2010
spankys friend wrote:
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so we can all be haunted by what our firends had to go through? my friend is in the hospital right now and all i can think about is "what if it was me" i do not think everyone should have to see that car.
Friend, while I can understand you saddness about seeing your friends car, will it make you think twice about drinking and driving?? That is the point people are trying to make with putting the car in front of the high school. I witnessed my best friend die in a DUI accident. Even 12 years later I am still haunted with the sight of the car. The State Police in CT put the car in front of the school. I'll tell you this, I have NEVER driven while intoxicated!! Most of the time I am the DD (designated Driver) for you younger readers. Friend, stay strong and be there for your friends. THEY ARE GOING TO NEED IT NOW MORE THEN EVER!!!
a Clover Hill teen

Richmond, VA

#83 Jun 13, 2010
Concerned Father wrote:
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Friend, while I can understand you saddness about seeing your friends car, will it make you think twice about drinking and driving?? That is the point people are trying to make with putting the car in front of the high school. I witnessed my best friend die in a DUI accident. Even 12 years later I am still haunted with the sight of the car. The State Police in CT put the car in front of the school. I'll tell you this, I have NEVER driven while intoxicated!! Most of the time I am the DD (designated Driver) for you younger readers. Friend, stay strong and be there for your friends. THEY ARE GOING TO NEED IT NOW MORE THEN EVER!!!
isnt the experience of being helpless and not knowing if your friend is going to live or die having a friend DIE and having another one beaten up becuase of DUI enough to convince me to no Drink and drive? do i REALLY NEED to see the car where my friend's life ENDED? i don't think so. i also dont believe that spanky needs to be reminded that his freind died in his car everythime he comes to school.
spankys friend

Richmond, VA

#84 Jun 13, 2010
i am also a clover hill teen. that is my other computer. nmy laptop battery died.
Concerned Father

Chesterfield, VA

#85 Jun 13, 2010
a Clover Hill teen wrote:
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isnt the experience of being helpless and not knowing if your friend is going to live or die having a friend DIE and having another one beaten up becuase of DUI enough to convince me to no Drink and drive? do i REALLY NEED to see the car where my friend's life ENDED? i don't think so. i also dont believe that spanky needs to be reminded that his freind died in his car everythime he comes to school.
Friend, unfortnuately that is the bed spanky made when he choose this mistake. It is something, that he will have to live with the rest of his life, not to mention what might happen on the legal end of it. I have seen many people, stangers and friends, die in accidents. Whether it is alcohol related or not, when I said I witnessed my best friend die, I was not kidding. I was the first EMT/firefighter on scene and had to treat him for the 60mins he was trapped in the vehicle. It is very hard, but you are lucky to have known (god forbids if he decides they leave this world now)them. Trust me, I am not here to ridicule anyone, just trying to let you and others know that many people are affected by such tragic events. Like I said earlier stay strong and be there to support your friends. They are really going to need it. If you need to talk to someone who has been through it, and you want any advise, please just ask for it from your family, school officials, or me if you need it. Good luck..
Christine

Saluda, VA

#86 Jun 14, 2010
I passed this accident early on Saturday morning (about 730am) before the car had been flipped over. It was still upside down against the tree, with pieces of that car throw all over the yard and clothes in the tree. You couldn't even tell the make/model of the tree. I was sure that whoever was involved in it, was dead. It actually made me feel sick as we passed it. This boy must have some kind of a reason to be here...

I don't think anyone here has any right to put down the parents, how many of you always did right and always did what your parents said? I'm sure none of you. Heck...I know more adults that drink and drive on a regular basis. This kid hopefully has learned a valuable lesson and I think we should all just be glad that he didn't kill anyone innocent that night.
Christine

Saluda, VA

#87 Jun 14, 2010
classylady wrote:
<quoted text> Are you crazy? Teenager are not suppose to drink in thier home or nowhere else. We see that your teenager can stay at home and get drank but it ok with you.
Actually...if you look up Virginia law, a teenager by law IS allowed to drink alcohol in their home under the supervision of their parents. Obviously that is not what happened in this case, but you are wrong when you say teens cannot drink anywhere.
Ernie

Leesburg, VA

#88 Jun 14, 2010
Chris we love and miss you! So unnecessary--you will be remembered in my heart forever! My son was like his brother! Knew him since he was 4. RIP Chris!! Prayers to the family!
Brittney

Powhatan, VA

#89 Jun 14, 2010
Just to let everyone know in VA it is legal for someone underage to drink at home with their parents there so everyone who said it's not OK for kids to drink at home....it is. I'm not saying what he did is OK in any way shape or form but Aaron is my friend so have some sympathy at this point in time and complain later.
Logyn

United States

#90 Jun 14, 2010
okay so all of you that want to bash on aaron can go fuck yourselves. ADULTS More than teenagers drink and drive. You people have no heart if you just going to sit and talk about my friend like that when you don't even know anything, that's pathetic and I hope you guys get yours one day. If you don't care, then don't write antthing. Your very ignorant people, if you thonk about it..people responsiblility level and judgement are effected when your drunk..in this case that's what happened. For all of you that care and have something positive to say, thank you. Many people were hurt by all of this..and all everyone needs right now is positive. And I'm very happy to say that spanky is doing well, he's not great yet..but he's getting there. He will pull through, especially with the help from all of us<3
local pd

Conyers, GA

#91 Jun 14, 2010
Christine wrote:
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Actually...if you look up Virginia law, a teenager by law IS allowed to drink alcohol in their home under the supervision of their parents. Obviously that is not what happened in this case, but you are wrong when you say teens cannot drink anywhere.
Yes you are correct on that, it is legal for a parent to serve their own child alcohol in their own home when present. The law was designed to allow a parent to allow their own child to have a glass of champaigne on New Years, a glass of wine with dinner or other special occassions, not to have a beer kegger whenever they want one. However that law only protects the parent from being charged for providing the alcohol to the child. If for any reason the police are summoned to the home, the child could still be charged for being in possession of alochol. The law as written does not protect the child from being charged for having alcohol. My condolences to the family and friends of the young man who has passed away. May you find peace. To the families of the other young men, my prayers for thier quick recovery.
LeeLee

Raleigh, NC

#92 Jun 14, 2010
To the family of Chris, prayers sent to you. To the mother/friends of Aaron I hope that you will enroll him in AA classes because he needs that now instead of years down the road and with his friends support. This may not have been his first time abusing alcohol and the sooner you get him help the better he will be. The car needs to sit at the school because if it becomes a personal incident to some there that is more effective in seeing what can happen to you if you choose this path. The car would not be there to point fingers or pass judgement, just a reminder that this can happen to you if you choose to do it.
spankys friend

Richmond, VA

#93 Jun 14, 2010
LeeLee wrote:
To the family of Chris, prayers sent to you. To the mother/friends of Aaron I hope that you will enroll him in AA classes because he needs that now instead of years down the road and with his friends support. This may not have been his first time abusing alcohol and the sooner you get him help the better he will be. The car needs to sit at the school because if it becomes a personal incident to some there that is more effective in seeing what can happen to you if you choose this path. The car would not be there to point fingers or pass judgement, just a reminder that this can happen to you if you choose to do it.
are you trying to sound dumb? he gets drunk makes a bad judgement call and now hes an alcoholic? really? i agree with logyn! all aaron needs is positive so all of you negative people can shove it!
a mom

United States

#94 Jun 14, 2010
swe wrote:
Schools and counties aren't very aggressive these days in their fight against drinking and driving. Our school back in the 80's use to have a MADD class and also had a demolished car sitting in front of the school to remind students what can happen if you get behind the wheel drunk.
Why is it the school's responsiblity to educate? Last I heard it is a parent's responsiblity to raise their kids not the schools.... and until you are a parent that task is harder than you think in that you can teach, preach, guide, punish, etc your child but they are human beings with minds of their own and will do whatever the hell they want to dispite knowing the consiquences sometimes. That is the problem with today's world... everyone looking to blame everyone else rather than accepting personal responsiblity!
a mom

United States

#95 Jun 14, 2010
Ernie wrote:
Chris we love and miss you! So unnecessary--you will be remembered in my heart forever! My son was like his brother! Knew him since he was 4. RIP Chris!! Prayers to the family!
I am sorry to see this... I do not know the teens involved but as a mom of a young teen this breaks my heart and scares me too as in a few years I will have to face the fears of having a teenage son driving and pray he has learned lessons from accidents such as this and makes good judgement calls ...

I am sorry for your loss!
MCB

Richmond, VA

#96 Jun 14, 2010
My heart goes out to all the families involved. This is a tragedy to say the least. I was there on the scene before the first emergency vehicle arrived. All those who feel that the 2 survivors will not be haunted by what occured that morning are sadly mistaken. As an individual who has made many mistakes in my life, I hope that there will be forgiveness given to all those involved. I understand the harsh comments of some on here. Please realize that there are people grieving for loved ones and judgement will fall and is already falling on those involved. If your a parent, don't worry about slamming everyone. Sit your kid down and talk to them.

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