Teen struck and killed on Route 8

Full story: WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut

By News Channel 8's Bob Wilson Posted April 10, 2008 Updated 11:00 PM Torrington _ State police say a teenage boy was struck and killed on Route 8 tonight in Torrington while playing a game with friends.
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valkyrie35

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Apr 10, 2008
 
If the aren't getting killed driving cars, they have to run in front of cars and get killed. Teens just don't want to live long, do they?
Ellie

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Apr 11, 2008
 
What were they doing out of class if school was in session?
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Apr 11, 2008
 
Wow valkyrie a child was killed and you make a smart ass comment like that. For sure you dont have kids and when you do you'll see how idiotic your comments are. Ellie it happened at 630PM. This wasnt a boy who was up to no good they were at a park playing riding their skateboards and bicycles. God bless the families involved
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Apr 11, 2008
 
I done ......how many more to go? Ten points for that one!
GMAN

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Apr 11, 2008
 
My sympathy to the victim and the driver of the vehicle. Sounds like it wasn't the drivers fault.
Another young life gone. How tragic!!
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Apr 11, 2008
 
anonymous wrote:
Wow valkyrie a child was killed and you make a smart ass comment like that. For sure you dont have kids and when you do you'll see how idiotic your comments are. Ellie it happened at 630PM. This wasnt a boy who was up to no good they were at a park playing riding their skateboards and bicycles. God bless the families involved
sorry, but i think valkyrie's comment has a grain of truth to it. if kids wanted to live they wouldn't do incredibly stupid things that take their lives away so readily and, unfortunately, so often. in the midst of all we have achieved in this country, we have lost something and these kids are telling us that. maybe it is religion, or at least a spiritual sense of worth and the uniqueness of the opportunity that life is. yes, mercy on all involved, especially the poor parents who probably gave this kid all they knew how to. apparently that is no longer enough for more and more kids.
Dont do it

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Apr 11, 2008
 
Ellie wrote:
What were they doing out of class if school was in session?
Read it over again it was night time. There was a class in session for SAT's. However, this was just plain stupid. I feel horrible for the family and for the driver. So So sad.... I hope there is some peace through all this.
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Apr 11, 2008
 

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Why are kids so friggin stupid? Ironic that it was during a class for SATs... generally intelligent kids take the SATs so they can go to college.

Running across the highway =/= college material
Peanut1584

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Apr 11, 2008
 
This is a sad story... I feel sad for this teen's family but what the hell was he doing on the highway? Sorry to say, but no pain can be felt for the teen... he got what was coming to him. Especially at his age he should know not to play in the road let alone a highway... c'mon people. Wake the F up and smell the coffee!!
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Apr 11, 2008
 
you guys are messed up. kid gets hit and you crack jokes.
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Apr 11, 2008
 
Natural selection, my friends. Natural selection.
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Apr 11, 2008
 
i can not believe how heartless some of you people are! nobody deserves to die unless they have done some terrible thing like murder someone! this was a young life...a child, a son, a grandson! ever think about that! maybe you should sit back and think about the situation before you open your mouths. we were all teenagers once werent we?
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Apr 11, 2008
 
Hey has anyone ever thoought, it just said TEEN. MAYBE he already had taken the SAT's maybe he was not college bound yet. Most of you on this forum have nothing better to do but be insensitive jerks! A kid has died!!
Peanut1584

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Apr 11, 2008
 
kane wrote:
you guys are messed up. kid gets hit and you crack jokes.
the thing is... kids get hit from their own fault. this was no usual accident. he was where he should not have been. end of story. he did it to himself.
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Apr 11, 2008
 
disgusted wrote:
i can not believe how heartless some of you people are! nobody deserves to die unless they have done some terrible thing like murder someone! this was a young life...a child, a son, a grandson! ever think about that! maybe you should sit back and think about the situation before you open your mouths. we were all teenagers once werent we?
You are right. Though if you are dumb enough to play on the highway, "you get what you got coming to you." have sympathy for the friends and family yes but for that individual, how can you? he did it to himself. I have had mnay people close to me pass due to natural deaths and some accidents. But i have also had a few that were self caused ie. driving under the influence or high speed crashes. I have no remorse for the individuals b/c they did it to themselves. Thought i loved them very much, it's their own fault. Self caused drama is what people feed off of now-a-days. It all comes back to the fact that today people do not take responsibilty for their own actions!!!
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Apr 11, 2008
 
Ellie wrote:
What were they doing out of class if school was in session?
It was at night
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That is such a shame. My heart goes out to family of the victim and also to the person who hit the child. Even though it wasn't their fault, to know that you were responsible for the death of another is something that will haunt that person for the rest of their life. As a mother of 3 young children, I can't even imagine the grief this family is experiencing. Hopefully this will be a wakeup call to other young people to not play near heavily trafficked areas.
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Apr 11, 2008
 
Dont do it wrote:
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Read it over again it was night time. There was a class in session for SAT's. However, this was just plain stupid. I feel horrible for the family and for the driver. So So sad.... I hope there is some peace through all this.
Yes there is some peice, look at the picture of the car, under the corner of the grill, it looks like a middle finger to me.....
Cuba Libre

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Apr 11, 2008
 
kane wrote:
you guys are messed up. kid gets hit and you crack jokes.
Come on now kane, this kid thought he was playing a game of "Frogger"......he just forgot to zig when he zagged.
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Apr 11, 2008
 
I feel sorry for the kid and the driver. Regardless of who's fault it was. It's still sad unfortunately. Everyone has done stupid things at one point in time. You never really know how stupid it is until it effects you directly.

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