Woman dies in southwest Colo. sleddin...

Woman dies in southwest Colo. sledding crash

There are 34 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Dec 28, 2009, titled Woman dies in southwest Colo. sledding crash. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

Authorities say a woman from Texas died when her sled crashed into a sign pole in Silverton, Colorado on Christmas Day.

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FREETHOUGHT

Littleton, CO

#1 Dec 28, 2009
We lose more Texans in these freakish accidents every year. Don't they know anything about snow at all?
blues

Fort Collins, CO

#2 Dec 28, 2009
that was a rude and thoughtless comment, a woman.. amother at that has lost her life, think about that for a moment before being so flipant
God rest her soul
blues

Fort Collins, CO

#3 Dec 28, 2009
that was a rude and thoughtless comment, a woman.. a mother at that, has lost her life, think about that for a moment before being so flipant
God rest her soul
Marty

Crawford, TX

#4 Dec 28, 2009
FREETHOUGHT wrote:
We lose more Texans in these freakish accidents every year. Don't they know anything about snow at all?
As a Texan who has lived in Colorado and personally knows the victim in this story I am highly offended by your comment. Freethought you're an ass.
Marty

Crawford, TX

#5 Dec 28, 2009
FREETHOUGHT wrote:
We lose more Texans in these freakish accidents every year. Don't they know anything about snow at all?
One more thing Freethought, here is a link to Tammy's facebook page, just so you know who you insulted and can see her friends and family and children who are in pain right now.
http://www.facebook.com/tammy.woodfin
blues

Fort Collins, CO

#6 Dec 28, 2009
sorry for your loss Marty, i wish her family peace and comfort
Not Buying It

Pueblo, CO

#7 Dec 28, 2009
Boy, not much worse than imagining the horror of that moment for her family. Her husband, kids and mother? Man, that's bad. The stuff nightmares are made of, for sure. Life...one minute it's the best, the next minute your whole world changes forever.:(

Freethought can be an idiot, here and on 9news, but I think flippant is a good word for his comment- he didn't wish her any ill, just commented on the fact that we have a lot of sad accidents with out-of-staters in the mountains. Poor comment, but probably not meant as unsympathetic as it sounds, I hope.
spcasm

Denver, CO

#8 Dec 28, 2009
How sad !!!
maria antionette

Denver, CO

#9 Dec 28, 2009
What an awful experience, for the whole family.There are so many accidents in the mountains,I am a native of Denver and i have great respect for any other state I visit,such as the ocean I am not going in there like i've done this my whole life.we have to respect the enviroment we are in.
family member

Granbury, TX

#10 Dec 28, 2009
Please be kind in your coments. There are several people that are hurting due to this accident. Tammy just lost her dad in April 09. For Tammy's mom this was her fourth and final child to lose. So please be careful in what you say, people are watching this story.
Frank Lee Silverton Co

Denver, CO

#11 Dec 28, 2009
I can't speak for all of Silverton, but I can tell you as a resident, that eyerone I have seen or talked to in town, are shocked and saddened that this tragic accident happened to such a young and vibrant Mom, the circumstances are horrific, and I can't express my sorrow and sympathy. It just terrible
Smith

Denver, CO

#12 Dec 28, 2009
To the Texans who are devastated. Sorry for your loss and a sincere heart felt wish that the pain lessens with time.

Now.......To the Texans, you just have to understand, we see this pattern over and over again, flat landers coming to play big in the mountains. In the same way I would expect some static for flying a kite in a Texas tornado, please get it, you don't go sledding at one of the most extreme back country ski resorts for family fun.

Please Texans ask a local, ask a cop, ask ski patrol, ask yourself," Do I know what I am doing?, Is it safe? Should I wear a helmet? Do I really have the proper training, gear, experience and tires for what I am about to do?"

So the next nice lady or kid doesn't have this happen to them.

You are all welcome, I tried to be thoughtful yet......
Weezy

Golden, CO

#13 Dec 29, 2009
LOL! Sledding! Wow, thinning out the herd, ridiculous
Friend to Tammy

United States

#14 Dec 29, 2009
As a Texan, I understand what you are saying about being careful, comments like this "LOL! Sledding! Wow, thinning out the herd, ridiculous" are beyond rude and insensitive to the family and friends who lost someone so special to us all. You really should think before you let your fingers do the walking. There should be an idiot test for the internet that doesn't let people like that and like Freethough post on these comment boards. Seriously..shame on you.
Voice of reason

Deville, LA

#15 Dec 29, 2009
I am a native Texan and I have frequented the slopes of Colorado many times but most importantly I am a close friend of Tammy's. I am appalled at some of the above comments. Perhaps the comments from some of the Colorado residents are meant to be educational unfortunately this comes at a very emotional time and should be voiced in a more appropriate forum. I appreciate that you may be trying to use this situation and website to better inform the public of the severe safety concerns that come with such a fun and exciting vacation spot my suggestion would be that you try a different approach. I pray that your comments are not in malice and that you meant no harm. As odd as it may sound to those who are surounded by snow daily Texas is a huge state and some areas do not see snow but every few years if at all. I would venture to say that we here in the south don't know all there is to know about snow nor do you.
Frank Lee Silverton Co

Denver, CO

#16 Dec 29, 2009
Smith, you as a Colorado Resident, shoud be less critical others and look a liitle at yourself. The accident did not happen at the world famous Silverton Mountain for extreme skiers, but at Kendall Mountain a small beginners hill in Silverton, that has been here for years and is very popular for sledding, and tubing. This is a freak accident that could even happen to someone as enlighted as you from Colorado.
Everyone that I have seen in Silverton has expressed sincere sorrow and sympathy, in a small town, something this tragic effects everyone.

MileHighRoger

Longmont, CO

#17 Dec 29, 2009
This is a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the family. As someone who moved to Colorado more than 20 years ago, I do have some advice that may help prevent other accidents like this.

There is a difference between a ski run and a safe place to sled. Most sleds or toboggans that people use have virtually no steering capability so you really need a wide open clear gentle slope. A ski run for skis or snowboards generally assumes your ability to steer and control your speed.

It's also a good idea to never go headfirst on a sled. It's fun, but I know from personal experience how easy it is to get hurt that way. You should try to always sled feet first or in a sitting position.
Weezy

Golden, CO

#18 Dec 29, 2009
I found the video of this

Politically Incorrect

Denver, CO

#19 Dec 29, 2009
What a waste of precious life! Rest in peace Tammy!
PRAYERS

United States

#20 Dec 30, 2009
Weezy wrote:
LOL! Sledding! Wow, thinning out the herd, ridiculous
I AM A GOOD FRIEND OF TAMMY'S . MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOM, WIFE, DAUGHTER AND FRIEND. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY I AM PRAYING FOR YOU WEEZY,THIS COMMENT YOU MADE TELL ME YOU NEED PRAYERS AS MUCH AS HER FAMILY OR EVEN MAYBE MORE.

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