Family still seeking answers year after motorcycle tragedy

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  • LOST
    July 10, 2008 2:23 p.m.

    DO ANY OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE ANYONE YOU LOST BEFORE.IF SO THEN MAYBE YOU CAN RELATE TO THE REDMONS AND SHOW SOME KINDNESS TO WHAT YOU WRITE.THEY LOST BOTH PARENTS IN THE FIRE AN THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT SEEN EVERYTHING.THINK OF THE GRANDKIDS THAT WILL NEVER SEE THEM PLAY SPORTS OR HAVE DINNERS AND FAMILY OUTING .

  • nothing but the truth
    July 8, 2008 3:58 p.m.

    it seems to me that most of you are basically missing the point. this family is not mentioning law suits. you are! obviously most of you are reading more into this story than what is "said." they want to know the "real story" for closure. their parents are deceased. they were killed! hopefully, for the publics sake none of you fall into the police, investiagtors, lawyer, judge, etc. category in helping or defending people. you say for this family, to let it go, get over it, move on with your lives. read my lips "that will never happen." Why? because there are no answers. sounds like some of you want this story to go away. sounds to me that you may be covering for someone that MAY bring closure to this family. didn't you ever think that one person out there could make a difference for this family? you do not think one person could make the difference? direct that question to John Walsh of "America's Most Wanted".

  • Rich
    July 7, 2008 11:01 p.m.

    The family should realize that the person who hit the cyclists escaped a lawsuit by leaving the scene. There is no incentive to come forth now. Thus, the family should move forward. Finding and prosecuting the person will not bring closure. The family could probably sue him because juries often side with victims even when an accident is not really anybody's fault. Sorry, it might sound heartless, but that's the way I see it.

  • LukerNYer
    July 7, 2008 8:45 p.m.

    Re Family United....only God can answer those questions. The person who struck them can't answer 'why they had to die so tragically.'

    You said it correctly that everyone was in a panic...that is why it is called an accident.
    My heart goes to the family, but I agree with M.M. and Eric.

  • Ken Goddard
    July 7, 2008 7:12 p.m.

    Ditto to M M and Eric. All that family is looking for is a lawsuit. And being on a motorcyle, the victims should have know the smartest thing to do, rather than both sitting on the cylce in the middle of the road like sitting ducks, was to pull off to the side of the road and out of harms way.

  • Eric
    July 7, 2008 6:44 p.m.

    I have to agree with M.M. There is nothing that can be gained by someone stepping forward. The driver that struck the motorcycle riders will only make himself or herself the target of blame and very possibly become the target of some type of lawsuit. It's evident that this was a pure accident with absence of malice. Move on. Let this story only serve as a lesson that when you find yourself driving into a thick fog or smoke, stop while you are still in the clear or pull clear off to the side of the road if you have proceeded and find yourself unable to see the road ahead.

  • Anonymous
    July 7, 2008 4:58 p.m.

    All of the details in the world are not going to be enough. This family is looking at the tragedy of this through loving eyes. It was too hazy to see anythingthere just are not any answers.

  • lawsiut
    July 7, 2008 1:21 p.m.

    that will make all this go away....and then everyone will be happy...

  • family united
    July 7, 2008 11:46 a.m.

    are you kidding!!! the gory details!!!! the gory details are already known to the family. this family never saw their parents again!! what this family wants to know, is what the heck happened. why did their parents have to be killed so tragically. any human being with any compasssion and decency will know this. i hope that none of you will ever go through what this family has gone through. the only way to resolve any questions this family is seeking, is for the truth and accounting from any and all parties that may have been a witness. there were hundreds of people on this highway when the fires broke out.
    of course, if the State of Utah, had manned this roadway this accident may not have occured. but, as we all know now, these fires were out of control and all travelers on this highway were all in a panic. someone than this older gentleman saw something. be kind to this family for seeking answers.

  • M.M.
    July 7, 2008 10:53 a.m.

    The family wants to know the gory details?
    Why? Are they hoping to sue for compensation?

    Why didn't the Redmon couple pull over to the side of the road and wait it out, instead of putting themselves in harms way, on a vulnerable motorcycle? It's called "personal responsibility"

    It seems that they are to blame as well as anyone. Let it be.

  • RE: anon
    July 7, 2008 9:40 a.m.

    It doesn't sound like they're trying to "blame" anybody. The family said themselves that it was a tragic accident, they just want to know more details about what happened.

  • Non-believer
    July 7, 2008 9:39 a.m.

    Why didn't they stop traffic? Other states do. Other states close roads. There is fault all around. What actually killed the couple? The first car or the other two. This is tragic The blame lies with the failure to close the road. Sometimes it is just time to move on. The man did the right thing. He went to the firefighter and told him what had happened. The firefighter should have been more involved. I am sure the man must have thought, "If they don't care enough, why should I." It was an accident!!!!!!!! It appears we are looking at someone to blame so we will feel better.

  • annonymous.
    July 7, 2008 8:59 a.m.

    This happened a year ago. I heard about that huge fire on the news and from what I understand know one could see anything. Sometimes it's hard to find answers like this. It's sad that they got killed. If the person didn't see them, why blame them? The article said they were hit several times, so why go after just the one person? It wasn't like someone was out to get them. It must be a nightmare to live through though for the children's sake.