Stover Teen Charged With Texting

Stover Teen Charged With Texting

There are 74 comments on the KRMS-AM Osage Beach story from Oct 6, 2009, titled Stover Teen Charged With Texting. In it, KRMS-AM Osage Beach reports that:

A Stover teen is facing texting and careless and imprudent driving charges related to a fatal accident in Morgan County.A A A A Eighteen year old Eric Wilbanks was charged Monday in Morgan County Circuit Court with careless and imprudent driving and operating a motor vehicle while reading an electronic mobile device while under the age of 21.A A A ...

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wood

United States

#3 Oct 16, 2009
i guess there was no respect 4 the people on the road when this boy was getting a tex and that tex was worth more then a life.
Totally Annoyed

United States

#4 Oct 16, 2009
just shut up and go to hades
Move on

United States

#5 Oct 17, 2009
Wood-for the record it's not a tex-it's a text. How often do you look down at your radio to adjust it? How often do you look down to adjust your heater? Glancing down to see who the text was from takes no more time than it does to do either of those 2 things. He wasn't sitting in the car sending a text-he was just looking to see who it was from. Let's let this all drop and move on-for the sake of the familes both envolved. Please, MOVE ON!
interesting

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Oct 17, 2009
Move on-for the record, it's not envolved it's involved. If you're going to correct people for spelling on a discussion like this, at least get your spelling correct!
Elizebeth Wilbanks

Saint Joseph, MO

#7 Oct 18, 2009
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING: Any person 21 years of age or younger who operates a moving motor vehicle while sending, reading, or writing a text or electronic message by means of a hand-held electronic wireless communications device will be guilty of an infraction (Section 304.820 RSMo.).

OK, my final attempt to hopefully correct the rumors and end the gossip regarding this incident, because I know the media will not take the time to undo the damage that has been done and tell the story correctly. Until we obtained phone records, my son honestly did not know what had caused his phone to vibrate. All texts sent or received were well before the accidednt. Someone had attempted to call him but the call was never received because the phone broke apart in the collision. To the best of my knowledge and research, that is not a violation of the above-referenced law. And that is why you should not believe everything you read or hear. If you want the truth and it really matters that much to you, go to the source. Otherwise, you really should keep your mouth shut. I have told everyone from the beginning that Trenton had no reason to lie about this; he didn't even know the new law existed and besides, he is not that type of person. And if you would have been there you wouldn't dare speculate that my son had been careless, under the influence or lacking in remorse. I have ridden with him many times. He always wears his seat belt and is one of the most cautious drivers I know. It has been very disheartening that people that had shown concern immediately after the accident, changed their attitudes and judged him when the charges were filed. As I have stated in my other posts, Trenton is doing as well as he can and he is ready to pay his debt to society. If our prosecuting attorney was intending to make an example out of someone regarding the new law, then his job was well done. I hope this ends the discussion on this topic and people will move on to other things to talk about. Thank you.
Time to go on

United States

#8 Oct 18, 2009
Elizabeth I think any parent would defend their own child that is what we should do. I believe Trenton should just pay his fees and try to live a normal life. I am very glad these were all he was charged with and that Opie did not try to go after him for anything else.
We should all please keep praying for the Bauer family, they are wonderful people and if they have found the ability to forgive then why should any of you not.
cheyenne

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Oct 18, 2009
I know Trenton, I use to go to school with him. My little brother and him are friends. My best friend dated him for a while. I am proud to say Trenton is my friend and would never hurt someone on purpose. He is a strong, resposible, independent person. He made a mistake, and I'm sure he is deeply sorry for what happened. I belive we just need to let this go and allow everyone to heal. Dont judge Trenton for what happened, it could happen to you!
listen up

United States

#10 Oct 18, 2009
If everyone posting here would be truthful-- you have all made calls, recieved calls, ate while driving, combed you hair, swatted a fly---- any of a million things we do on a daily basis that takes our attention from our driving. Unfortunately, this tragic accident could have happened to any of us-- This poor young man will relive this for the rest of his life and it will impact everything he does and how he does it from this time forward. Stop and think, how would you feel and react if this was one of your kids, your spouse, your mom or dad-- Remember it can happen at any time. If this type of thing makes you mad-- then make sure you don't fall prey to those human frailties that we all are subject to. Wear your seatbelt, don't use the phone while driving, don't adjust the radio, heater or AC, don't correct the kids, adjust the mirror, your hair-- and don't be in such a hurry!
unbelievable

United States

#11 Oct 19, 2009
wood wrote:
i guess there was no respect 4 the people on the road when this boy was getting a tex and that tex was worth more then a life.
It is not for us to judge what did or did not happen. Like I said....Give it a rest and have some respect. This boy did not set out to have an accident that day. It sounds like the Bauer family had forgiven him......GET OVER IT!

Since: Nov 08

Stover, MO

#12 Oct 21, 2009
I agree with those who say to slow down, everyone is in such a hurry to get on with life. Now there is one person dead and a young man whose life is changed forever. I would like to offer a pray or show support for the families.

I am new to Stover but have lived 57 yrs. When I was younger and I used to adjust my radio until one day I was doing that and ran into a tree. Glad it was not another person, but learned my lesson and have a scar on my forehead to remind me. So no I do not adjust anything and I do not have a cell phone. So just for your own info not everyone does these things while driving.
abc

Crocker, MO

#13 Oct 23, 2009
I think Trenton is a great person. Who wouldn't be distracted by a vibration in the pocket? I would. Point being, nothing was more important to him then a life, he enjoys life and wouldn't ever try and take something away from another person like that. He's amazing and I do agree, the Bauer's want him to live and be amazing, everyone else should wish the same
country girl

Cape Girardeau, MO

#14 Oct 27, 2009
While we are on this subject. It doesnt matter what age your are no one of any age should be texting while driving. So all ages should read this and not text while driving that is just wrong at any age.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#15 Apr 30, 2010
Regardless it was not done on purpose thats why its called involuntary man slaughter.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#16 Apr 30, 2010
cheyenne wrote:
I know Trenton, I use to go to school with him. My little brother and him are friends. My best friend dated him for a while. I am proud to say Trenton is my friend and would never hurt someone on purpose. He is a strong, resposible, independent person. He made a mistake, and I'm sure he is deeply sorry for what happened. I belive we just need to let this go and allow everyone to heal. Dont judge Trenton for what happened, it could happen to you!
But if it happen to us we would be sitting in jail for at least 4 to 6 years just to think about what we did, I think there was an injustice here.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#17 Apr 30, 2010
Elizebeth Wilbanks wrote:
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING: Any person 21 years of age or younger who operates a moving motor vehicle while sending, reading, or writing a text or electronic message by means of a hand-held electronic wireless communications device will be guilty of an infraction (Section 304.820 RSMo.).
OK, my final attempt to hopefully correct the rumors and end the gossip regarding this incident, because I know the media will not take the time to undo the damage that has been done and tell the story correctly. Until we obtained phone records, my son honestly did not know what had caused his phone to vibrate. All texts sent or received were well before the accidednt. Someone had attempted to call him but the call was never received because the phone broke apart in the collision. To the best of my knowledge and research, that is not a violation of the above-referenced law. And that is why you should not believe everything you read or hear. If you want the truth and it really matters that much to you, go to the source. Otherwise, you really should keep your mouth shut. I have told everyone from the beginning that Trenton had no reason to lie about this; he didn't even know the new law existed and besides, he is not that type of person. And if you would have been there you wouldn't dare speculate that my son had been careless, under the influence or lacking in remorse. I have ridden with him many times. He always wears his seat belt and is one of the most cautious drivers I know. It has been very disheartening that people that had shown concern immediately after the accident, changed their attitudes and judged him when the charges were filed. As I have stated in my other posts, Trenton is doing as well as he can and he is ready to pay his debt to society. If our prosecuting attorney was intending to make an example out of someone regarding the new law, then his job was well done. I hope this ends the discussion on this topic and people will move on to other things to talk about. Thank you.
Regardless it was not done on purpose thats why its called involuntary man slaughter. So being a mother what u are saying its ok to not pay attention to the road rear end someone KILL them oops my bad its not my fault it was an accident
unbelievable

United States

#18 Apr 30, 2010
thenightmareofstover wrote:
<quoted text> Regardless it was not done on purpose thats why its called involuntary man slaughter. So being a mother what u are saying its ok to not pay attention to the road rear end someone KILL them oops my bad its not my fault it was an accident
You are a mean person.
BullCrap

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#19 May 1, 2010
cheyenne wrote:
I know Trenton, I use to go to school with him. My little brother and him are friends. My best friend dated him for a while. I am proud to say Trenton is my friend and would never hurt someone on purpose. He is a strong, resposible, independent person. He made a mistake, and I'm sure he is deeply sorry for what happened. I belive we just need to let this go and allow everyone to heal. Dont judge Trenton for what happened, it could happen to you!
wow, hey cheyenne I didn't know you came on here, I just want you to know I watched your tv show back in the 50's and 60's and continue to watch the re-runs on the western channel. You taught us all morals then and now. Thanks Again you my hero.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#20 May 2, 2010
HE GOT AWAY WITH MURDER, that's all there is to it. come to Morgan co. if you want to get away with murder
unbelievable

United States

#21 May 3, 2010
thenightmareofstover wrote:
HE GOT AWAY WITH MURDER, that's all there is to it. come to Morgan co. if you want to get away with murder
You are REALLY a mean person!

Since: Apr 10

United States

#22 May 3, 2010
unbelievable wrote:
<quoted text>
You are REALLY a mean person!
no I'm not really a mean person I to have kids if it would have been one of my kids getting KILLED I would seen to it he would go to jail not get 15 days shock incarceration what is that anyway is that to scare someone,and then its only on the weekends what kind of system do we have here. if it would have been u or I we would be sitting in jail for at least 4 to 8 years. so how could u call me mean,unless you are a family member. But what I'm saying is true its just Wrong that he is getting away with it.

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