Brigham City teen killed, two others critical following crash

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  • spice6 Roy, UT
    June 30, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    As a member of the family, I can only say how much I appreciate all of the comments, including the cautionary comments that would require teens to have more drivers training of any sort.....those who keep such comments to limited groups are not able to pass on the life experiences that may in turn help others. As a single parent of 5 children I can assure you that my 5 children often take me to task if I do not immediately belt up in their vehicles and I am the parent who had to teach all of them to in every case concerning the law and/or health issues some are valiant, and others not as appears the issue of belted or not is still undetermined. Please keep those you love close and those who you are far from.... please make an effort to surround yourself with a relationship with them, for you never know what may come soon in your life. Our hearts go out to the other two passengers and their families....

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 29, 2013 9:11 p.m.

    Alison, I beg to differ. There was nothing unkind in my postings. I just hope that using an article like this one will help draw attention to the fact that none of us are immune and all of us need to use those belts.

    I have been the one who has had to deliver that kind of news to families. I think it is a kindness to other families and hope that my warning just might prevent someone else from having to experience that terrible knock on the door.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    June 29, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    I was just at the University Hospital waiting to see my father in the ICU after heart surgery. Many friends of these young people were there to support each other and lift each other. I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling. The concern and love was palpable.

  • Alison Hyrum, UT
    June 29, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    Be mindful of three families who have lost so much. The reports they received from UHP assured them that the kids were in fact belted. Bizarre things happen in these instant, life-changing events. Regardless, your sage wisdom is best shared at home with the ones you love, rather than publically where your degrees of separation from this tragedy preclude genuine compassion, leaving only unfounded judgments in their wake. Your well-intended advice only adds insult to injury. Share it where it will help--with your most beloved people in the sanctuary of your home. Save this particular forum for kindness, please.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 29, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    Vince, as one who responded to more TA's than I care to remember, that is something that should be taught to ALL drivers regardless of age. In my time, I'm certain I saw no age pattern in accidents like these.

  • Vince Ballard South Ogden, UT
    June 29, 2013 9:28 a.m.

    Driver Education is a "lick and a promise". Parents need to be more involved and seek additional information if needed. This appears to be an overcorrection rollover, which kills many young drivers on rural roads, especially. The dynamic of these should be fully understood by teen drivers before it happens to them.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 29, 2013 7:15 a.m.

    I wish there was some way to require all young drivers to spend a month or two riding with a very busy ambulance or rescue squad.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    June 28, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    A sad day for many family and extended family members. Condolences to them.

    To teens: ALWAYS wear a seat belt.........always!

    To everyone else: ALWAYS wear a seat belt.......always!