Speed May Be Factor In Fatal Accident

Speed May Be Factor In Fatal Accident

There are 215 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Speed May Be Factor In Fatal Accident. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

The Jeep overturned and flipped two or three times. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Jeep Grand Cherokee was westbound on I-244 when the driver tried to exit onto U.S. Highway 169 at a high rate of speed.

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Since: Jul 08

Owasso, OK

#185 Aug 3, 2008
RIP Dallas wrote:
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Do you honestly think the article disclosed everything, and by the way 70mph is a high rate of speed, thats highway legal.when you merge you have to be going fast or else your going to get hit. This isnt a case of a kid going 90 and losing control. It was an accident they hit a car while merging so speed isnt even the major factor is timing and position. Stop trying to use his death and this accident as an example of something its not. I'll use you as an example, Your a **** with an agenda who doesnt care about other people or even the truth. You will misconstrue things to try to get your point across when all you are doing is making a bad situation worse. Now, before you decide to assume things because of what you read in the morning paper, make sure you have ALL the facts. You dont, you are telling lies that are going to damage those involved. So Charles, get it righte or Shut the **** Up
I know how you feel but when you use the profanity a lot of folks lump you in the category of "mad at the world", I can see you are not jsut at these "know-it-alls" making judgements on what the "media" reports and the "media" does not get ALL or REPORT ALL the facts, just the ones that get readers to pick up the paper, use that energy you have and write the editor...do some good and don't let these lame-brain "know-it-alls" mess with you. You sound like you really care about these families. God Bless ya man!

Since: Jul 08

Owasso, OK

#186 Aug 3, 2008
Friend of a Friend wrote:
Being negative and blaming this boy is not helpful. This is a learning experience. Of course, losing a life is a huge price for this learning experience, but your words of hate are not helpful. I took this experience and reiterated with my children and friends how important it is to wear seatbelts everytime they are in a car. Others will take differnt ways to remind their loved ones how fragile life is.
There is nothing that you can say to the driver that is more powerful than the thoughts racing through his head every minute of every day. There is not a day that will go by that this young man will not think of his friend and "what if...".
If you want to teach your children, friends, family, neighbors with this example, fine...but keep your negative attitude and hateful words to yourself.
Love is far more powerful.
AMEN, well stated!

Since: Jul 08

Owasso, OK

#187 Aug 3, 2008
jesusistheanswer wrote:
everybody misses dallas. he was such a great kid, always so happy and full of life. he could always cheer you up when you were sad, he was such a great person, he had a heart of gold...and he was a **** good soccer player. dj is in alot of pain right now, yes he made a mistake, it was an accident and he is paying for it, nobody could come to grips with how he feels right now, even if you tried. every time i talk to him he says "god i just miss him so much, i wish i could bring him back" and to all of the people prank calling him..**** you. you dont know what you are doing to this kid, you dont know how bad what you are saying to him hurts. seeing him like this makes me cry. keep all of the negativity to yourself, dally we miss you buddy, your probably laughing your **** off at us right now, but we love you and miss you dearly. rest in peace
and dont have too much fun up there without us :)
I read you comment, man I don't know what to say except that poor young soul driving will have a difficult time until the day he dies facing this, man keep a close watch on him...PLEASE, watch him and don't leave him alone for a minute for a long while, I am sure he has counseling? we don't need another tragedy...
jesusistheanswer

San Antonio, TX

#188 Aug 3, 2008
ken the printer wrote:
<quoted text>I read you comment, man I don't know what to say except that poor young soul driving will have a difficult time until the day he dies facing this, man keep a close watch on him...PLEASE, watch him and don't leave him alone for a minute for a long while, I am sure he has counseling? we don't need another tragedy...
trust me, i am watching him like a hawk. im scared for his life, he has so many ppl prank calling him saying things that are tearing him apart on the inside. we all love him and we dont want to lose him. keep dj, the other boys, and dallas's family in your prayers. its good to know that you care..may god be with you :)
soccer mom

Oklahoma City, OK

#189 Aug 4, 2008
E Ticket Ride wrote:
Just to sad.. Too young!
Prayers to the Family and all their friends. School is just around the corner, it's tough being a teen. Money cars and time..too much for the young to handle.
soccer @ 9pm???
yes, my son is on the team, they had soccer from 7:00pm till 8:40pm. I know because I was at practice. They were on their way home. Dallas was loved by all who knew him. My heart goes out to his family, classmates, and soccer brothers. This is going to be a very hard year for them. They all need our prayers.
Yes, keep telling you kids to slow down and wear a seatbelt. This was a tragic accident and could happen to any of us.
play for Dallas #6
texasgirl1

Columbia, MO

#190 Aug 4, 2008
D.J. I met you once when you came to our house. Dallas & my son were friends. Don't blame yourself. It was Dallas's time to go. God called him home. If it wasn't his time, he would've made it through. It wasn't you, it wasn't your fault. It was his time to go. We all miss him and we're all praying for you and all of the boys in the car that evening that you have this tragedy to deal with. If you believe in God, then trust His will and open your heart and cast your burdens upon God. You boys are all great kids. Lean on your friends and your community, we're all here for you. Change your phone number if you're getting unwanted calls. You don't need or deserve that. Pray everytime your heart is heavy, and know that God took Dallas. It wasn't yours or anyone else's fault.
texasgirl1

Columbia, MO

#191 Aug 4, 2008
I'm really from Owasso, but my work computer registers Missouri.
soccer mom

Oklahoma City, OK

#192 Aug 4, 2008
Dad of the Driver wrote:
Yes, my son was the driver of the vehicle. DJ has acknowledged from the onset of this terrible tragedy that he is responsible for the death of his best friend. He will live with this "wonderful little nugget of info" for the rest of his life. The legal system will determine the repercussions that DJ will have to be responsible for. It is a price he will willingly pay, without hesitation, for his actions.
As for the trooper in charge of the accident, yes, he was just doing his job. BUT, he went against the orders of the doctor-in-charge. DJ was not to be informed of Dallas' death until the doctor had completed treatment. The trooper went against those orders, telling DJ before his treatment was completed.
Our family's prayers and condolences go out to Tom, Cindy,and Eric. They are a part of our extended family, and will always be so.
dad,
DJ and the rest of our boys will get through this, PJ and the rest of the team will pick them up. PJ will always be here for DJ.Dallas will be forever in our boys hearts. love you my friend

“Can't you see I'm busy here!”

Since: Jul 08

Okie

#193 Aug 4, 2008
i hope everyone involved in this can move on with a measure of peace in all your lives..god speed to you all.
Owasso Baseball Fan

Owasso, OK

#194 Aug 4, 2008
I didn't know any of these boys or their parents. I have tried to put myself in their shoes and I just can't even imagine. Everyone I know that knew these boys have said nothing but wonderful things about them all. I think of the Peterson's and DJ (and his family) everyday. I think soccer mom is right, God needed a good looking tall soccer player in heaven. DJ, I'm so sorry that you are in so much pain but it wasn't your fault. I have boys of my own and feel for both sides.
sports mom

Bethany, OK

#195 Aug 5, 2008
sorry this had to happen will it teach these or other kids lessons about speeding I dont think so. it has not in the past. he is not the 1st teenager to die from a speeding vehicle (driving or passenger)people are harping about seatbelts it is not true that 100% of the times they save lives maybe just in this case the boy would have not been thrown from the vehicle there are many times police could report if the passenger or driver had been wearing a seatbelt in an accident it could have killed them. My thoughts and prayers go out to these families & loved ones and to the students for this preventable tragic event.
adfnsadfknsadlk

Tulsa, OK

#196 Aug 11, 2008
okay to start off i dont like that Charles guy. you think you know everything but you don't. you obiviously weren't a friend of Dallas' and didn't know he influenced everyone of his friends. As for Dj even though i didn't know him, he was probably alot like Dallas since they were best friends and trust me honey, who would sit down and think okay im going to kill my best friend in a car crash after soccer practice. NO BODY. But, i know Dallas could always make me smile when i was having a bad day and he was a highlight to anyones day. My prayers are with the family, i will never forget you Dallas.
MOTHER of a TEEN

United States

#197 Aug 11, 2008
mom wrote:
Charles and Orange Hat, are you kidding me? Don't you think that these kids' parents and friends read these comments? Have a little tact. A good kid died. It was an accident. When you have teenagers in a vehicle in the evening at a high rate of speed, things like this happen because they don't have the experience to be able to properly judge curves and defensive driving. These were good kids that experienced a brief lapse in judgement. Most teenagers do that, this one was just had really poor timing. A death like this is a tragedy, and I feel for the driver and their families. Being an adult, you might want to think twice before you select such a poor choice of words. These kids will be in therapy long enough just from the situation alone, they don't need your ignorant and tactless expressions to add to that. Start acting like an adult.
THANK YOU AND VERY WELL SAID
Sierra

Dyersville, IA

#198 Aug 11, 2008
Accidents don't HAPPEN -- they're CAUSED.

Since: Jul 08

Owasso, OK

#199 Aug 11, 2008
I know there seems to be no end to the pain and agony for the families involved here and especially for the young drive...I'm still not sure what to say except, my youngest son died because i did not know CPR. TPD investigated his death along with medical professionals, I was with him and if I had known CPR I was told he would for sure be alive today!...I know CPR now. People if you are ever going to turn this thing around, start a defensive driving program of sorts. Give it a snappy name "slow down and live" or "speed kills, you can survive". Visit schools, and the driver is the very best person to head it up. Young man use your friends lost life to save others the same fate, you can bring healing to many! Sure this hurts unbearably, and you are angry. Direct that pain and anger to do a world of good...young man, you CAN do this! I am sure your coaches, parents and administrators WILL help you...now go do the right thing!
Connie

Inola, OK

#200 Aug 12, 2008
Sierra wrote:
Accidents don't HAPPEN -- they're CAUSED.
Explain outsider.
Sierra

Dyersville, IA

#201 Aug 12, 2008
In a word --- careless.

Since: Jul 08

Owasso, OK

#202 Aug 12, 2008
Sierra wrote:
Accidents don't HAPPEN -- they're CAUSED.
uh huh. I bet you are a real compassionate parent when your kids spill milk too huh...I'll bet you say "YOU STUPID KIDS DID THAT ON PURPOSE"!!! go soak your head, maybe it will soften up.

Since: Jul 08

Owasso, OK

#203 Aug 12, 2008
Tulsa Girl wrote:
Big deal...Owasso teenagers dead....yawn.... do they NOT teach drivers ed in Owasso??? geeze Owasso people drive like 169 is their personal highway! Slow down a bit!
wow, it's hard to understand how you can be so non-chaluant about a young life lost and pass a judgment (Slow down a bit!) so easily. Karma sucks and you my friend will find out very soon!
Connie

Owasso, OK

#204 Aug 13, 2008
ken the printer wrote:
<quoted text>uh huh. I bet you are a real compassionate parent when your kids spill milk too huh...I'll bet you say "YOU STUPID KIDS DID THAT ON PURPOSE"!!! go soak your head, maybe it will soften up.
I am so with ya on that one!!!! Her comment was so uncalled for & thats my opinion. Her explanation for her comment was even more rediculous.

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