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post #1 of 14 Old 08-03-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Man dies in hit and run

http://www.localnews8.com/news/Black...z/-/index.html

My home town. Went to school with his wife. He was just riding with his six year old daughter.

Cager was drunk, and left the scene.

R.I.P. Brent. Prayers sent for your little girl.

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-03-2012, 08:19 PM
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I hope the cager sobers up and accepts responsibility for his actions. Awesome job taking away a little girl's daddy. I hope she survives.

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sad to hear...thoughts and prayers go out to his family

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R.I.P. Prayers sent.

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Fyi, the little girl is ok...

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What the? How did I miss this?

Ugh, this kind of stuff just makes me sick.

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Fyi, the little girl is ok...
Good to hear. Thanks for the update.

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I don't understand why anyone would have a six year old on their bike, on a public road.

Sorry. Someone had to say it.

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My nephew was riding with his mom at around 6 until he tripped getting off at home and burned his leg on the exhaust (his dad threw a fit). I wouldn't ride with a kid in Fayetteville or any larger town with lots of traffic but quiet small towns or smooth country backroads I would take my own kids.

ETA: ZIP 61740 is the area my sister lives in.

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I don't understand why anyone would have a six year old on their bike, on a public road.

Sorry. Someone had to say it.
8-year old boy just died in addition to his father (Quincy, Mass.) when their motorcycle collided with a dump truck. (The bike ran into the dump truck. Accident is still under investigation.)

The father had received his permit 3 weeks before and was riding a recently aquired bike. It's illegal to ride with a passenger and only a permit in Mass.

People do what they want to do (I guess.) Sorry topic overall.

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My wife and I took our little girls out for rides last week.

It consisted of feathering first gear, no more than 10 mph, and to the corner and back (we live on a dead end street, two house per side).

So, yeah. We were being pretty safe. I would never take my kids out on active public roads, even if they were fully geared.

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Last Sunday, I saw a girl on a scooter, at a very busy four lane intersection, with a child standing on the seat, holding around her neck. Fanny Gump, Forrest's wife.

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Very sad, that poor little girl and his family, prayers and Godspeed Brent

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I recently saw a woman riding a scooter with a 7 or 8 year old girl in her lap. Neither of them was wearing a helmet or any other riding gear as they rode through downtown traffic in New Britain, CT (this is a city, FYI) . They did this while passing a cop directing traffic with no consequence.

There is no helmet law in CT for motorcycles or scooters, meanwhile if that kid were riding her bicycle down the street without a helmet she would be in violation of the bicycle helmet law.

As a parent myself, I try to never judge any other parent. I am sure this woman loves her daughter. I don't know if that was this woman's only mode of transportation and where they were going was a life or death situation. I do know that the little girl I saw was in danger, and at minimum could use some gear to keep her brain safe and her skin off the pavement. I hope that they don't learn the lesson the hard way.

RIP to the deceased, and I hope their families can find peace with what has happened.

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