Teen dies after ATV crash; friend is charged -

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An East Patchogue teenager died yesterday and his friend was arrested after the ATVs they were illegally racing collided, police said.
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HEARTBROKEN AUNT

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Oct 26, 2007
 
AFTER READING NUMEROUS COMMENTS ON THIS SITE, IN REFERENCE TO THIS TRAGEDY, I HAVE LOST FAITH IN THE HUMAN RACE. ALL OF THE INCONSIDERATE, UNINTELLIGIBLE, THOUGHTLESS, HURTFUL COMMENTS ABOUT SOMEONES FAMILY MEMBER!! MY HEART GOES OUT TO DEREK'S FAMILY FOR A TRAGIC LOSS. ONE DECISION CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER. HOWEVER HIS FAMILY WAS GENEROUS ENOUGH TO DONATE HIS ORGANS SO THAT OTHER LIVES CAN BE SAVED, AND SPARE OTHER FAMILIES A TRAGEDY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY. AS FOR POSTING COMMENTS MAYBE YOUR MODERATOR NEEDS TO BE DOING A BETTER JOB. ISSUES OF RACE, ETC. ARE NOT PC AND JUST SHOWS THE IGNORANCE OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE ON THIS SITE. COMPASSION ??? HAS ANYONE HEARD OF IT?
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Oct 26, 2007
 
What a tragedy. I know the Porebski Family and can't believe this happened. They are a good family and George is a good kid. I am so sorry for both families to have to go through something like this. You are all in my prayers.
Brittni

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Oct 26, 2007
 
Derek i love you kid and i hope your alright now in heaven looking down on us. Rest in peace babyboy <3 I love you.
brb

Patchogue, NY

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Oct 26, 2007
 
I do not know these kids and it is such a shame and tragic. However, I think parents have to think long and hard about giving kids free reign with these types of expensive and highly responsible products. It only takes a minute for a kid to make a bad decision...after all they are still just kids.
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Oct 26, 2007
 
HEARTBROKEN AUNT wrote:
AFTER READING NUMEROUS COMMENTS ON THIS SITE, IN REFERENCE TO THIS TRAGEDY, I HAVE LOST FAITH IN THE HUMAN RACE. ALL OF THE INCONSIDERATE, UNINTELLIGIBLE, THOUGHTLESS, HURTFUL COMMENTS ABOUT SOMEONES FAMILY MEMBER!! MY HEART GOES OUT TO DEREK'S FAMILY FOR A TRAGIC LOSS. ONE DECISION CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER. HOWEVER HIS FAMILY WAS GENEROUS ENOUGH TO DONATE HIS ORGANS SO THAT OTHER LIVES CAN BE SAVED, AND SPARE OTHER FAMILIES A TRAGEDY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY. AS FOR POSTING COMMENTS MAYBE YOUR MODERATOR NEEDS TO BE DOING A BETTER JOB. ISSUES OF RACE, ETC. ARE NOT PC AND JUST SHOWS THE IGNORANCE OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE ON THIS SITE. COMPASSION ??? HAS ANYONE HEARD OF IT?
Stop yelling!
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Oct 26, 2007
 
Damn Derek I miss you sooo much. I no you're looking down on all of us. My thoughts are with both families. George keep your head up we are here for you. R.I.P Derek!!!!! I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU KID!!!!
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Oct 26, 2007
 
To Willy (and others who feel the need to comment negatively on a mourning person's thoughts)- Your comments only reveal how YOU have experienced life and what you are used to. Example: Willy - has been yelled at and sees emotional words as yelling. You need help with gaining compassion. I hope you will find some.
HEARTBROKEN AUNT

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Oct 26, 2007
 
Willy wrote:
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Stop yelling!
SORRY WILLY, I GOT A LITTLE EMOTIONAL! JUST DIDN'T REALIZE CAP LOCK WAS ON!
remembering you

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Oct 26, 2007
 
god derek could always make you laugh, no matter what.
it's so horrible that this had to happen.
rip derek, we love you.
Spaky

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Oct 26, 2007
 
Blame the Parents. They bought him a vehicle that is illegal to drive anywhere on Long Island. The Kid was breaking the Law and endangering the lives of others. I should have compassion for that? Nah.
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Oct 26, 2007
 
Spaky wrote:
Blame the Parents. They bought him a vehicle that is illegal to drive anywhere on Long Island. The Kid was breaking the Law and endangering the lives of others. I should have compassion for that? Nah.
you should just not talk no one asked for your opinion
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Oct 26, 2007
 
r.i.p. derek
only the good die young
;; <33
Short Bus Bob

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Oct 26, 2007
 
bellport girl wrote:
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you should just not talk no one asked for your opinion
It's a public forum Moron. That means everyone's opinion counts. It's jerks like you who should be excluded.
You Shouda Ratted Him Out

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Oct 26, 2007
 
NEWSDAY ARTICLE wrote:
Kelsey Koncelik, 20, said in a phone interview that she witnessed her brother's fatal accident and contacted their parents moments after it happened.
So the sister had a cell phone with her, but didn't call the parents to let them know he went off the property?
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Oct 26, 2007
 
An article can only say so much. To everyone saying something bad, you don't know the whole story. You don't know Derek. You don't know how much we miss him. No, instead you sit at your computer and read a distant article that has nothing to do with you and feel the need to put your cruel opinions in. The pain of everyone here is tremendous. Imagine if you were in our place. Your words are so hurtful and it is only because we know the truth and we know Derek that we can look past your ignorance.
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Oct 26, 2007
 
Spaky wrote:
Blame the Parents. They bought him a vehicle that is illegal to drive anywhere on Long Island. The Kid was breaking the Law and endangering the lives of others. I should have compassion for that? Nah.
You do not know his parents. If you did, you would know that Derek bought his own ATVs and riding them on the street was not a routine thing.
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Oct 26, 2007
 
Short Bus Bob wrote:
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It's a public forum Moron. That means everyone's opinion counts. It's jerks like you who should be excluded.
You do not feel for the family like we do. You are pathetic. Yes it is a public forum, but show some humanity and respect.
Not the Place 4 Sympathy

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Oct 26, 2007
 
friend wrote:
Imagine if you were in our place.
If I were in your place, this forum is the LAST place I would be. I certainly wouldn't use this forum as an outlet to put down my thoughts about the deceased.

This is a public (and often times brutal) discussion forum and if you unable to handle the comments posted, then perhaps it's time to pack it in.
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Oct 26, 2007
 
Not the Place 4 Sympathy wrote:
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If I were in your place, this forum is the LAST place I would be. I certainly wouldn't use this forum as an outlet to put down my thoughts about the deceased.
This is a public (and often times brutal) discussion forum and if you unable to handle the comments posted, then perhaps it's time to pack it in.
I know the world is obviously filled with inconsiderate people which is apparent by your complete lack of respect but when we hear that someone we love is being disrespected, don't expect us to sit here and take it. Yes, this is a public forum, yes, people are entitled to their cruel opinion, but no, Derek is not coming back and his friends and family are in incredible grief, everyone has learned something from this. What makes you think you have the right to pass judgement on something you probably don't even care about?
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Oct 26, 2007
 
friend wrote:
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I know the world is obviously filled with inconsiderate people which is apparent by your complete lack of respect but when we hear that someone we love is being disrespected, don't expect us to sit here and take it. Yes, this is a public forum, yes, people are entitled to their cruel opinion, but no, Derek is not coming back and his friends and family are in incredible grief, everyone has learned something from this. What makes you think you have the right to pass judgement on something you probably don't even care about?
I guess you all just want to torture yourselves.
Carry on.

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