Memphis Skateboarder Killed In Crash With Truck;Skateboarder Hit By...

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A tragic accident this morning in Midtown. A skateboarder out for a late night thrill was killed after colliding with a garbage truck. Full Story
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#1 Aug 23, 2010
in the words of ophelia ford...that's just dumb!!!!!
WTF

Germantown, TN

#2 Aug 23, 2010
GVW law. Skateboard 5 lbs garbage truck 40,000 lbs which has the right of way? I am sorry this kid had to find out the hard way. You know I have seen a lot fewer obnoxious bicyclists lately. The street is not a place to play with your toys.
really

Memphis, TN

#3 Aug 23, 2010
A family just lost a son. I guess sensitivity does not exist in this city. I pray no one in your family experiences such a tragedy.
Jae

Memphis, TN

#4 Aug 23, 2010
"We don't really know nothing"
*sigh*
Ms Sanders

Memphis, TN

#5 Aug 23, 2010
What amazes me is...why is a garbage truck out that late at night picking up trash? They are noisy and that would bother me. Dogs barking, lights flashing, the reverse beeping....
flyfisher

Memphis, TN

#6 Aug 23, 2010
The absolute gutter level of responses and comments on this WREG site prove that internet anonymity has its distinct downside. Someone dies...let's all make funny jokes, ha, ha. WE wouldn't want to set examples for maturity, would we?
DISGUSTED BY RESPONSES

Arlington, TN

#7 Aug 23, 2010
He was a son, a father, and friend.. ALL YOUR STUPID, heartless, evil, and disturbing comments should be KEPT TO YOUR SELVES!!!! I hope that all of you never have to deal with such tragedy. I am a close friend of his.. and you all should be ashamed of your selves!!!!!
Yet, i'm not surprised by peoples heartless acts, day after day in this city.
Van

Collierville, TN

#8 Aug 23, 2010
It is not so much why they were skateboarding in the early morning, I am not understanding how the driver was unable to stop. Another question I have is how fast was he going? It is so sad for someone to die like that. With so many people working second and third shifts, 2:00a.m. easily becomes someone's 8:00a.m. This has really touched my heart heavily.
Alfred

Cordova, TN

#9 Aug 23, 2010
This was an unfortunate tragedy for this young person and for the family and friends.
flyfisher

Memphis, TN

#10 Aug 23, 2010
DISGUSTED BY RESPONSES wrote:
He was a son, a father, and friend.. ALL YOUR STUPID, heartless, evil, and disturbing comments should be KEPT TO YOUR SELVES!!!! I hope that all of you never have to deal with such tragedy. I am a close friend of his.. and you all should be ashamed of your selves!!!!!
Yet, i'm not surprised by peoples heartless acts, day after day in this city.
Very sorry, my condolences.
bree

West Lafayette, IN

#11 Aug 23, 2010
I find it odd also that the garbage truck was out during the middle of the night. And judging by the skid mark left of the street, he had to be traveling at a fairly high rate of speed.

My thoughts are with the family of this young man.
hate whitey

Southaven, MS

#12 Aug 23, 2010
i bet it was a young african american run down by a redneck cracker garbage truck driver. if a black man would have run a white kid down we would all be wanting to lynch this guy!
Ron White

Smyrna, TN

#13 Aug 23, 2010
You just can't fix stupid.
dontdrinkthekool aid

Southaven, MS

#14 Aug 23, 2010
you see this is exactly why we need to impeach obama!
flyfisher

Memphis, TN

#15 Aug 23, 2010
Ron White wrote:
You just can't fix stupid.
As well you must know.
Ron White

Smyrna, TN

#16 Aug 23, 2010
Yes, I had to give up on your dumb a**.
flyfisher wrote:
<quoted text>
As well you must know.
Baffled

Memphis, TN

#17 Aug 23, 2010
DISGUSTED BY RESPONSES wrote:
He was a son, a father, and friend.. ALL YOUR STUPID, heartless, evil, and disturbing comments should be KEPT TO YOUR SELVES!!!! I hope that all of you never have to deal with such tragedy. I am a close friend of his.. and you all should be ashamed of your selves!!!!!
Yet, i'm not surprised by peoples heartless acts, day after day in this city.
How old was he? Any indication why he was skateboarding at 2am?
Mark

Memphis, TN

#18 Aug 23, 2010
Ms Sanders wrote:
What amazes me is...why is a garbage truck out that late at night picking up trash? They are noisy and that would bother me. Dogs barking, lights flashing, the reverse beeping....
Garbage trucks empty dumpsters around businesses at all hours. All that work can't be done during normal waking hours alone.
Daniel

Olive Branch, MS

#19 Aug 23, 2010
This kid was a soon to be father and now his child will grow up without him. "learn the hard way"? there's no learning you Cordova POS, he died. Bicyclists and skateboarders have more of a right to use these streets than you lazy people that only leave your house to walk 5 feet to your car. He could have been leaving work and skating to save gas to have money for his kid and you all just sit here and make cruel jokes. It was an accident and the fault lies in the guy who neglected to realize his truck was capable of killing!!!
Stop Snitchin

Memphis, TN

#20 Aug 23, 2010
"You can still see the skid mark left behind from the crash that killed the skateboarder."

Any one notice how freaking long that skid mark is.....

HOLY Crud.... that truck must a been going 100 mph..

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