Teen struck and killed on Route 8

Teen struck and killed on Route 8

There are 120 comments on the WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut story from Apr 10, 2008, titled Teen struck and killed on Route 8. In it, WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut reports that:

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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DavidKeely

Wolcott, CT

#21 Apr 11, 2008
WTF, I completely agree with you! I work with the father of that child. Yes, I said child, because whether you are a teen or younger or older, you are still someone's child. The parents of that boy are devasted! They lost their only child in a horrific way! Could someone PLEASE show some sensitivity. How would all of you others feel if the father and mother were reading these comments? I'm not saying that all of the boys were not in the wrong for being where they were, but please, for God's sake, have some compassion!
Anonymous

Medford, NY

#22 Apr 11, 2008
Nicole wrote:
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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!!!
Before you ASSUME the "Kid" got what he deserved, know this. What small amount of info the media knows, is not fully accurate. This was a good kid, he did not run out on a whim or for pure stupidity! The incident was tragic, and he did not deserve to go this way. Those SOB's he was with were not friends as the article states. So don't go souting off like you're all knowing when you know absolutely nothing. I feel sorry for you and those like you who put your mindless garbage up here. Just because those you know were irresponsible does not mean you get to apply that to every situation you read about! Not every situation is the same and not every thing is just black and white like you obviously beleive it is!
sbl

Southington, CT

#23 Apr 11, 2008
The kid made a stupid mistake, he wasn't thinking. We've all done it, so ease up on the kid. Unfortunately, his stupid mistake cost him his life. Very sad.
concerned

United States

#24 Apr 11, 2008
Ellie wrote:
What were they doing out of class if school was in session?
If you actually read the article, it was after school. Some kids were taking a SAT prep course.
Insensitive

Howell, NJ

#25 Apr 11, 2008
Come on everybody. The kid may have done a dumb thing. Do you think dying is on any of these kids' minds? They don't think it can or will happen to them. It's a tragedy and people are making jokes and actually saying this child deserved what he got. Nobody deserves that. He was somebody's son, grandson, friend, etc. and these people are hurting over this tragic loss. I cannot believe the insensitivity.

Put yourself in this family's place and try to imagine this happened to someone you love. Tragedies can and do happen to all of us. Thank God it wasn't you or someone you love.
Seeing IdiOts

Brooklyn, NY

#26 Apr 11, 2008
If any of you had actually seen this happen you sure as heck wouldnt be here making cracks on how dumb this child was for getting hit. You probably be calling your shrink to help you deal with what you saw. Karma is a bitch, when your kid does somthing so dumb and you have to bury him/her at such a young age tell me how you feel. Especially when the "cream of crop" here is making cracks.
Insensitive

Howell, NJ

#27 Apr 11, 2008
Nicole wrote:
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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!!!
Pretty hard to take responsibility for their actions, when they are dead. We all only know what we've read or seen on tv about this story. What stupid comments. Tell me, do you walk on water? You've never done anything that was thoughtless or careless? Sometimes it just happens, we can't always control the turns our lives take. Accidents resulting in tragedy can happen to any of us, you included. Think before you make such stupid comments.
Peanut1584

West Haven, CT

#28 Apr 11, 2008
sbl wrote:
The kid made a stupid mistake, he wasn't thinking. We've all done it, so ease up on the kid. Unfortunately, his stupid mistake cost him his life. Very sad.
I'm not ASSUMING they are his friends. Nor did I ASSUME he accidentally ran onto the road. So before you ASSUME, just think about the situation. He was ON the highway and got hit. A tragedy, yes. Though unless he was in an accident that threw him onto the highway and then he got hit, he shouldn't have been. Again, people need to take RESPONSIBILTY. Everyone forgets that and now the world is shit.
Peanut1584

West Haven, CT

#29 Apr 11, 2008
I am thankful it wasn't me or someone i know, but like i stated before similar situations have been "close to home." And as much as it sucks, people can't just sit back and sulk they need to teach these children right from wrong and stop giving up because they'er too busy with their own lives!
Seeing IdiOts

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Apr 11, 2008
Nicole wrote:
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I'm not ASSUMING they are his friends. Nor did I ASSUME he accidentally ran onto the road. So before you ASSUME, just think about the situation. He was ON the highway and got hit. A tragedy, yes. Though unless he was in an accident that threw him onto the highway and then he got hit, he shouldn't have been. Again, people need to take RESPONSIBILTY. Everyone forgets that and now the world is shit.
Nicole, wtf stop talking and go make me my coffee and bagel and while your back there flip that burger.
Seeing IdiOts

Brooklyn, NY

#31 Apr 11, 2008
You IQ is needed @ the french fryer ASAP!
Insensitive

Howell, NJ

#32 Apr 11, 2008
It was an accident. Has nothing to do with right and wrong. As much as we'd like to keep a safety blanket on our children, we can't protect them from everything. Most parents teach their children to try to use good judgment and use their heads. It is just something that happened. Nobody to blame. People are always trying to find a reason or point a finger. Pray for this poor boy's family and pray that it will never happen to you. My child is my life and I have tried to teach him well. For the rest of my life I will say a prayer for his safety every time he leaves the house.
Peanut1584

West Haven, CT

#33 Apr 11, 2008
Seeing IdiOts wrote:
You IQ is needed @ the french fryer ASAP!
hmm... do you need help flipping that burger? Is that the problem?? I am intelligent thank you. I have a great job that I get paid good money to do which does not include fast food at all. So try and belittle me if that makes you feel better about yourself.
Seeing IdiOts

Brooklyn, NY

#34 Apr 11, 2008
Spill on aisle 4! Get movin!

“Don't Get Mad, Get Silly”

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God Bless Our Troops

#35 Apr 11, 2008
Melanie wrote:
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.
I feel the same Melanie.... this is so sad.
TJS

Newington, CT

#36 Apr 11, 2008
So sad. Prayers to all. I work downtown and the Yale students run right in front of cars ALL the time when there's a green light. Heck, they don't even cross at a corner or a cross walk, they just jump right out into traffic.
no name

Farmington, CT

#37 Apr 11, 2008
i knew this kid. he was a kid no one liked or talked to in scholl for some reason. i got to this school and everyone told me not to talk to him so i followed the crowd. i heard this morning he was hit and he died i felt horrible he talked to me once he pionted out that i was doing something wrong and i listened to him and did it the way he told me and i thank him for that
KnewHim

Prospect, CT

#38 Apr 11, 2008
Ellie wrote:
What were they doing out of class if school was in session?
It was 6:30 at night.
Fred

Waterbury, CT

#39 Apr 11, 2008
We need our government to more proactively safeguard our kids. They should enact a law that makes it illegal to hit a kid running across a state highway!
LMM

Terryville, CT

#40 Apr 11, 2008
Ellie wrote:
What were they doing out of class if school was in session?
Ellie - the student was out of class from another town it was 6:30 pm. They mention students were in class at torrington high taking sat evening class and because it was close to the accident.

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