Head-on crash in Lake County kills 2

Head-on crash in Lake County kills 2

There are 61 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 25, 2007, titled Head-on crash in Lake County kills 2. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Two are dead after a head-on crash on County Road 561, just south of Astatula city limits, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Frank

Sorrento, FL

#1 Apr 26, 2007
Sad, really sad, so young, just slow down folks.
Jack Beery

Apopka, FL

#2 Apr 27, 2007
This seems to be a growing problem with drivers of all age. I drive a truck for RoMac Lumber out of Leesburg, Fl. I get passed over double yellow lines, in left turn lanes Up hills and around curves. The best one is when you stop at a traffic light, the drivers will pull up beside you in the left turn lane, when the light changes they take off and pull in front of you in the intersection.Areas around retirement communities are real bad. I don't know what there hurry is but there very inpatient and short fused, if you blow the horn at them you will get the bird real quick, to me thats there age, IQ because thats what they act like.
Annonymous Friend

Lake Mary, FL

#4 Apr 27, 2007
Rebellious_One wrote:
Two more idiots off the roads. Yay!
(okay - one and a half?)
That was insensitive and rude. Both of these people were loved very much and you are a sick individual.
If you can't say some that helps or encourages better driving habits, you should keep your "idiot" comments to yourself. SICKO!
Hmm

Winter Haven, FL

#5 Apr 27, 2007
I wonder if the slow driver (not hurt) feels guilty at all.....

Been in that strech many times. Saw lots of folks with their minds on lalaland, and you cant pass 'em.

Since: Dec 06

somewhere in the frozen North

#6 Apr 27, 2007
Annonymous Friend wrote:
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That was insensitive and rude. Both of these people were loved very much and you are a sick individual.
If you can't say some that helps or encourages better driving habits, you should keep your "idiot" comments to yourself. SICKO!
"Witnesses said the pickup was trying to pass other traffic in a no-passing zone before it struck the minivan head on. Bell died at the scene."

It is not my responsibility to educate other drivers or to make sure they drive responsibly. I have no sympathy for those who endanger the lives of others, and who fail to ignore the statistics that show that seatbelts save lives.
Mobile-AL

Tallahassee, FL

#7 Apr 27, 2007
Comments such as the ones above serve no useful purpose- Both drivers have grieving families that do not need to read these remarks.

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#8 Apr 27, 2007
Rebellious_One wrote:
Two more idiots off the roads. Yay!
(okay - one and a half?)
That is a rude comment, the lady in the Toyota van was just an inocent victum.
lilgel

Carrollton, TX

#9 Apr 27, 2007
Whoever found this humorous should rot in hell...I knew cory. He was a sweetheart. And yes, we all make mistakes and have been there before and we have lucked out. But it's not funny to joke about someones DEATH.

Since: Dec 06

somewhere in the frozen North

#10 Apr 28, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
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That is a rude comment, the lady in the Toyota van was just an inocent victum.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're entitled to your opinions.... and most of the time, I agree with them. ;-)

I can't agree with your "innocent" comment though. She's innocent as far as the crash goes, but was still irresponsible when it came to wearing a seat belt. She might still be alive. Now her family, friends and loved ones have to suffer.

Anytime someone loses a loved one, there's pain & sadness. But it seems society wants to pick and choose over which deaths we get excited about. Had it been an illegal, a drunk, or a minority crossing the double yellow line, or if say, they ran over a cop, there would be a bazillion posts here stating the dead driver got what they deserved. But because someone loved them, or because people don't realize that vehicles can as deadly as a 357 magnum, we're supposed to insist that they were wonderful, responsible people - and that their death was just an "accident"?

Phooey. We have enough psychos on the roadways. I'm glad at least one of them is off the road.

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#11 Apr 28, 2007
Rebellious_One wrote:
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're entitled to your opinions.... and most of the time, I agree with them. ;-)
I can't agree with your "innocent" comment though. She's innocent as far as the crash goes, but was still irresponsible when it came to wearing a seat belt. She might still be alive. Now her family, friends and loved ones have to suffer.
Anytime someone loses a loved one, there's pain & sadness. But it seems society wants to pick and choose over which deaths we get excited about. Had it been an illegal, a drunk, or a minority crossing the double yellow line, or if say, they ran over a cop, there would be a bazillion posts here stating the dead driver got what they deserved. But because someone loved them, or because people don't realize that vehicles can as deadly as a 357 magnum, we're supposed to insist that they were wonderful, responsible people - and that their death was just an "accident"?
Phooey. We have enough psychos on the roadways. I'm glad at least one of them is off the road.
You do realize that sometimes seatbelts fail in crashes also.
Gil

Casselberry, FL

#12 Apr 28, 2007
Rebellious_One wrote:
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"Witnesses said the pickup was trying to pass other traffic in a no-passing zone before it struck the minivan head on. Bell died at the scene."
It is not my responsibility to educate other drivers or to make sure they drive responsibly. I have no sympathy for those who endanger the lives of others, and who fail to ignore the statistics that show that seatbelts save lives.
Maybe if we all felt a tiny bit more responsible to one another, the papers wouldn't be so full of hideous news. So you're not responsible for 'educating' anyone. Does it automatically follow that you have to publicly rejoice over their deaths? Do you know for a fact that each and every bereaved friend and loved one also deserves more pain than they already feel? You're a clod. When you lose a loved one, assuming someone like you has any, I hope it's not lost on you how vulnerable you are to the kindness or pitilessness of strangers.
Gil

Casselberry, FL

#13 Apr 28, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
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You do realize that sometimes seatbelts fail in crashes also.
What does that matter to God? That's who this jerk thinks he is. He is omniscient and can pronounce on who deserves to live and who deserves to die based on a newspaper article. Glory!

Since: Dec 06

somewhere in the frozen North

#14 Apr 28, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
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You do realize that sometimes seatbelts fail in crashes also.
Of course they do. And sometimes airbags fail, and sometimes bikers who wear helmets die anyway. Does that mean we shouldn't take the minimum of precautions to protect ourselves - and save ourselves - and others - pain and suffering?

Since: Dec 06

somewhere in the frozen North

#15 Apr 28, 2007
Gil wrote:
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Maybe if we all felt a tiny bit more responsible to one another, the papers wouldn't be so full of hideous news. So you're not responsible for 'educating' anyone. Does it automatically follow that you have to publicly rejoice over their deaths? Do you know for a fact that each and every bereaved friend and loved one also deserves more pain than they already feel? You're a clod. When you lose a loved one, assuming someone like you has any, I hope it's not lost on you how vulnerable you are to the kindness or pitilessness of strangers.
You're entitled to your opinion... as am I. I wasn't "rejoicing". Relieved that this bonehead is off the road. Relieved that neither myself or any loved ones will be endangered on the roads by this jerk who had no respect or sense of responsibility, and felt that his needs and wants were more important than those around him.

No one said anyone "deserved" pain and suffering. Do you lack reading comprehension skills? I said I was glad he was off the road, so that the rest of us aren't subject to his wrecklessness.
As has been said many times before, if you don't want to read other opinions, then don't visit a PUBLIC message board, where not everyone is going to agree with you.

I've lost family and friends due to irresponsible drivers. I've been in two accidents myself where the other driver had no respect or sense of responsibility, and felt it was perfectly acceptable to ignore the laws. I almost lost my life - twice.

I have two parents who have spent years in pain (and probably many more)-and their friend in a wheelchair - because some idiot felt that their "need" to phone home on a cell and ask a family member to pick up some milk. ALL of these things - including these latest two deaths - could have been avoided if people had brains, common sense, respect for others, and respect for the law.

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#16 Apr 28, 2007
Rebellious_One wrote:
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You're entitled to your opinion... as am I. I wasn't "rejoicing". Relieved that this bonehead is off the road. Relieved that neither myself or any loved ones will be endangered on the roads by this jerk who had no respect or sense of responsibility, and felt that his needs and wants were more important than those around him.
No one said anyone "deserved" pain and suffering. Do you lack reading comprehension skills? I said I was glad he was off the road, so that the rest of us aren't subject to his wrecklessness.
As has been said many times before, if you don't want to read other opinions, then don't visit a PUBLIC message board, where not everyone is going to agree with you.
I've lost family and friends due to irresponsible drivers. I've been in two accidents myself where the other driver had no respect or sense of responsibility, and felt it was perfectly acceptable to ignore the laws. I almost lost my life - twice.
I have two parents who have spent years in pain (and probably many more)-and their friend in a wheelchair - because some idiot felt that their "need" to phone home on a cell and ask a family member to pick up some milk. ALL of these things - including these latest two deaths - could have been avoided if people had brains, common sense, respect for others, and respect for the law.
I am sorry for your losses, but I still think your statement "Two more idiots off the roads. Yay!" sounds like you are rejoicing.
Gil

Casselberry, FL

#17 Apr 28, 2007
Rebellious_One wrote:
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You're entitled to your opinion... as am I. I wasn't "rejoicing". Relieved that this bonehead is off the road. Relieved that neither myself or any loved ones will be endangered on the roads by this jerk who had no respect or sense of responsibility, and felt that his needs and wants were more important than those around him.
No one said anyone "deserved" pain and suffering. Do you lack reading comprehension skills? I said I was glad he was off the road, so that the rest of us aren't subject to his wrecklessness.
As has been said many times before, if you don't want to read other opinions, then don't visit a PUBLIC message board, where not everyone is going to agree with you.
I've lost family and friends due to irresponsible drivers. I've been in two accidents myself where the other driver had no respect or sense of responsibility, and felt it was perfectly acceptable to ignore the laws. I almost lost my life - twice.
I have two parents who have spent years in pain (and probably many more)-and their friend in a wheelchair - because some idiot felt that their "need" to phone home on a cell and ask a family member to pick up some milk. ALL of these things - including these latest two deaths - could have been avoided if people had brains, common sense, respect for others, and respect for the law.
Sorry for your issues. Even as I suppose they offer some 'motivation' for wanting to hurt other people, they don't excuse your comments. The world would be in even worse shape if everyone responded to tragedy (and no one is exempt from it) with cynicism and vengeance. You're trying to put a better spin on your comments but there are no two ways to take "Two more idiots off the road! Yay!" Sounds like rejoicing to me.

If you're going to act like an insensitive arsehole in public, be prepared to be called on it.
Gil

Casselberry, FL

#18 Apr 28, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
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I am sorry for your losses, but I still think your statement "Two more idiots off the roads. Yay!" sounds like you are rejoicing.
And how much do you want to bet that he's maybe, just maybe, just perhaps even once or twice -- done something stupid while driving that could have caused injury or death to someone else? What would be the odds of that?

Since: Dec 06

somewhere in the frozen North

#19 Apr 28, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
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I am sorry for your losses, but I still think your statement "Two more idiots off the roads. Yay!" sounds like you are rejoicing.
Okay.... I'll let you have that one.:)

“Dare to be stupid!”

Since: Dec 06

Groveland, Florida

#20 Apr 28, 2007
Gil wrote:
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And how much do you want to bet that he's maybe, just maybe, just perhaps even once or twice -- done something stupid while driving that could have caused injury or death to someone else? What would be the odds of that?
Even I have done stupid things driving while younger, like 125 mph down I-95, or 105 mph over lake Jessup when the express way link first opened up. Hopefully most people learn before they kill someone.
Gil

Casselberry, FL

#21 Apr 28, 2007
garym1a2 wrote:
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Even I have done stupid things driving while younger, like 125 mph down I-95, or 105 mph over lake Jessup when the express way link first opened up. Hopefully most people learn before they kill someone.
I have too, not often, but it was only through the grace of God and/or sheer dumb luck that I didn't hurt anyone or myself. I bet at least half of teenage/young 20's male drivers drive recklessly, if not more.

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