Teen killed in car South San Francisc...

Teen killed in car South San Francisco accident

There are 18 comments on the Palo Alto Daily News story from May 20, 2007, titled Teen killed in car South San Francisco accident. In it, Palo Alto Daily News reports that:

South San Francisco police are asking witnesses of a fatal crash Friday night on El Camino to come forward to help officers piece together the events that led to the solo-vehicle accident.
South San Francisco police are asking witnesses of a fatal crash Friday night on El Camino to come forward to help officers piece together the events that led to the solo-vehicle accident. <br/> <br/>According to South San Francisco police, a black 2004 Pontiac GTO was heading north in the 1400 block of El Camino Real around 9 p.m. when the driver lost control, struck a curb, hit a brick wall and flipped over. <br/> <br/>The Pontiac was carrying four 17-year-old passengers. <br/> <br/>Jeremy Ison, 17, was a passenger in the rear of the vehicle. Ison was pronounced dead at the scene, South San Francisco police Sgt. Scott Campbell reported Saturday. <br/> <br/>The three other passengers were taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Pontiac sustained major injuries and was being treated in the intensive care unit. A passenger in the rear of the vehicle was also treated in the intensive care unit. <br/> <br/>Police said the passenger in the front seat sustained moderate injuries. <br/> <br/>Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash, but preliminary reports indicate the Pontiac was speeding before it flipped, Campbell said. <br/>
Curious

San Francisco, CA

#2 May 21, 2007
How did this 17 year old kid have a GTO? That car was a loaded 350 horsepower weapon.

Rest in Peace Jeremy.
heart of gold

San Francisco, CA

#5 May 21, 2007
Jeremy was one of the most genuinely nice people in the world, he really had a heart of gold. This accident just proves how unfair this world is, the accident was the night before his prom and three weeks be his graduation..
Teen drivers

Millbrae, CA

#6 May 22, 2007
Curious wrote:
How did this 17 year old kid have a GTO? That car was a loaded 350 horsepower weapon.
Rest in Peace Jeremy.
I say raise it to 21 years old.
Concern Parent

San Francisco, CA

#7 May 22, 2007
I think they should legalized 18 to drive NOT 17! The parent authorized this 17 year old to drive should also faces manslaughter because their the parent signed the consent to drive this 17 year old guy.
sad friend

Fremont, CA

#8 May 23, 2007
I knew jeremy since grade school and the night of the crash i passed by and didn't even knoe it was him in that car it's jus really sad to knoe something tragic like this happened!!
Read carefully

United States

#9 May 24, 2007
You guys are all like raise the age charge the parents. I have to say you american public I mean are soo stupid so driven by what you read. Idiots do you ever sit down to think what if that was your kid who was driving or your kid who was killed. Its like you idiots do'n have any thing to do but make sure people can read you opinon online. Do your self a favor shut up. If you can't offer the family well wishes don't say anything at all
Hmmm

Philippines

#10 May 26, 2007
My brother was supposed to be in that car. Hmmm, yeah i agree, it must be very painful on the part of the parents. I felt the same way when my father died. Anyhow, Jeremy's in a better place now, where the roads are made of Gold, the mansions of jade and sapphire, where there are no worries, no pain, just like where my Dad is right now.
Annoyed

San Bruno, CA

#11 May 27, 2007
Orange Julius wrote:
I am all in favor of raising the legal age to get a drivers license to 18. Teenager are impulsive and rash without any concern or thought for others on the road.
THis accident is further proof.
Respect and condolences to the family of the victim
First off, you don't even know who Jeremy was. He and his friends had just left the Men's Warehouse because it was the night before SSFHS's senior ball. If they were the 'impulsive and rash' teenagers you think they were, it would have been multi-vehicular crash, as opposed to the single car accident it was. Further more, I've known him since he was eleven years old and I know for a fact that he wouldn't have been in a car with people who were irresponsible drivers.
Another poster

United States

#12 May 28, 2007
Thats what happens when you're teen, and when ur parents buy u a high powered car, and think that their kids "would never do something like that"...bullsh*t...thats vehicular manslaughter people...open ur eyes and look it up in the California Penal Code and then think about replying.
Ger

United States

#13 Jun 5, 2007
Concern Parent wrote:
I think they should legalized 18 to drive NOT 17! The parent authorized this 17 year old to drive should also faces manslaughter because their the parent signed the consent to drive this 17 year old guy.
Oh please! if all parents were held responsible for
what our children do when they are not in our site, where would we all be. All we can do is teach and
hope some sticks.

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

#14 Jun 6, 2007
If you're going to do that, don't forget to take licenses away from people over 65. It's the same kind of logic. It's stupid to punish good drivers just because other people in their age group are morons.
Orange Julius wrote:
I am all in favor of raising the legal age to get a drivers license to 18. Teenager are impulsive and rash without any concern or thought for others on the road.
THis accident is further proof.
Respect and condolences to the family of the victim

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

#15 Jun 6, 2007
You're kidding right? How about we put responsibility where it rests, the guy who was driving. For all practical purposes a 17 year old is an adult.
Concern Parent wrote:
I think they should legalized 18 to drive NOT 17! The parent authorized this 17 year old to drive should also faces manslaughter because their the parent signed the consent to drive this 17 year old guy.
Accidents happen

Millbrae, CA

#16 Jun 7, 2007
Another poster wrote:
Thats what happens when you're teen, and when ur parents buy u a high powered car, and think that their kids "would never do something like that"...bullsh*t...thats vehicular manslaughter people...open ur eyes and look it up in the California Penal Code and then think about replying.
Accidents do happen. Do you think the driver drove this car with the intention of causing harm to himself and to his friends? This is a tragic accident that caused the life of Jeremy and might ruin the dreams of the driver and his passengers. This should be a lesson to everyone to buckle up. Jeremy was allegedly not wearing seat belt when this happened.
Samongan

Berkeley, CA

#17 Jun 7, 2007
the current age is fine. he's old enough to know better. too bad, so sad, but he decided to drive like that, so he suffers it's consequences. Sick of trying to compromise with the age thing, the mental thing, the blah, blah thing... u took your own shitt, now wipe your own asss!!
grapevine

Millbrae, CA

#18 Jun 8, 2007
I heard from a friend of the driver, the he (the driver) was allegedly rear-ended by another car that is why he lost control. He was, as he claimed, a victim of hit and run because the driver of the other car drove away from the scene. Unfortunately, the girl who was seating in front was sleeping when the accident happened, while the other boy who was seating at the backseat is suffering from amnesia, and sadly Jeremy Ison died on the spot.
Friends_Family

San Francisco, CA

#19 Jun 22, 2007
Accidents do happen but this one is an obviously avoidable. If not for that drivers stupid showing-off this wouldn't have happened. Jera was wearing seatbelt and the police have proven that. If accident like this happens, let's see it happen to you or your family and tell me how it feels.
Accidents happen wrote:
<quoted text>
Accidents do happen. Do you think the driver drove this car with the intention of causing harm to himself and to his friends? This is a tragic accident that caused the life of Jeremy and might ruin the dreams of the driver and his passengers. This should be a lesson to everyone to buckle up. Jeremy was allegedly not wearing seat belt when this happened.
Buddy

San Francisco, CA

#20 Jun 22, 2007
What's his name? Maybe I know him. He must be so guilty & stressed out.
Net wrote:
The driver of this car works at Sears in San Bruno at the Brand
Central Department as Sales Associate for kitchen appliances.
Facts

Pacifica, CA

#22 Jun 28, 2007
Accidents happen wrote:
<quoted text>
Accidents do happen. Do you think the driver drove this car with the intention of causing harm to himself and to his friends?
Yes, accidents happen. But this so-called accident would not have happened if the driver wasn't weaving through traffic going upwards of 80mph on a 40mph road.
Accidents happen wrote:
<quoted text>
This should be a lesson to everyone to buckle up. Jeremy was allegedly not wearing seat belt when this happened.
Police said all passengers were buckled up.

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