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Old 04-17-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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No police chase, driver simply ran out of talent. Can't believe all of these parents had no idea where their 12-14 yr olds were at 3 am


Police: Car carrying 7 teens flipped, killing 2, injuring 5 - Sun Sentinel

Investigators in Florida say a 14-year-old boy was driving a stolen car when it flipped over, killing two and injuring four female passengers between the ages of 12 and 14.

In a news release sent Monday, Broward Sheriff's officials said witnesses told them the teen lost control of the car early Sunday before it left the road, hit a palm tree and then a metal pole of a railway crossing gate before landing upside down on the railroad tracks. The crash occurred in Pompano Beach. Officials say the car was stolen from the nearby city of Coconut Creek
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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No police chase, driver simply ran out of talent. Can't believe all of these parents had no idea where their 12-14 yr olds were at 3 am


Police: Car carrying 7 teens flipped, killing 2, injuring 5 - Sun Sentinel

Investigators in Florida say a 14-year-old boy was driving a stolen car when it flipped over, killing two and injuring four female passengers between the ages of 12 and 14.

In a news release sent Monday, Broward Sheriff's officials said witnesses told them the teen lost control of the car early Sunday before it left the road, hit a palm tree and then a metal pole of a railway crossing gate before landing upside down on the railroad tracks. The crash occurred in Pompano Beach. Officials say the car was stolen from the nearby city of Coconut Creek
The article doesn't state the parents didn't know where the kids were. My guess is, the parents had at least a vague idea where the kids were, if only to know they were spending the night with a friend who has lax supervision in the home.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:17 AM
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Kids can sneak out one way or the other. These kids played a game and lost. It happens and it is a shame, but young kids do some pretty dumb things. We all did, but maybe not dumb enough to steal a car and smash it up. That is another level of dumb. I feel for the parents as they have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
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Old 04-18-2018, 03:10 PM
 
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Kids can sneak out one way or the other. These kids played a game and lost. It happens and it is a shame, but young kids do some pretty dumb things. We all did, but maybe not dumb enough to steal a car and smash it up. That is another level of dumb. I feel for the parents as they have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
Sums it up succinctly. Terrible, indeed. When kids do very stupid things, they could die. I can't imagine how awful it is for the families of the victims.
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Old 04-18-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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No tears for these kids. Sorry for the person whose vehicle they stole and destroyed.
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Old 04-18-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Kids can sneak out one way or the other. These kids played a game and lost. It happens and it is a shame, but young kids do some pretty dumb things. We all did, but maybe not dumb enough to steal a car and smash it up. That is another level of dumb. I feel for the parents as they have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
Usually I would say yes. But the fact that these kids were (certainly not the first time) awake at that time, able to find so many other kids also coincidentally awake (or more likely often awake at this time) and have the nerve to steal a car, shows that those parents are more than careless and probably will get over it. They don't sound like A-student, single child, good home kids. More like hood/lots of siblings/gangs/welfare/druggie kids. I wonder why they didn't take a parents car, which would make more sense.


I had a lot of dumb thoughts in my head as a kid but STEALING something major like a car was way above my level of criminal intent.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ
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My condolences to all the families involved.

I'm remembering an event from about 40 years ago when the local police knocked on my door at about 2 a.m., and let us know my (11? 12? year old) son was at the police station, having crashed our car into another car, causing semi-serious damage to both cars. He had apparently decided a late night joy ride would be a lot of fun.

But yet he was always an A+ student, in the Honor Society in High School (and all-state in 2 sports), and went on the graduate from one of the military academies.

Moral of the story - quit throwing stones at the parents of these young folks. You can't know all the facts.

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Old 04-19-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ
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No tears for these kids. Sorry for the person whose vehicle they stole and destroyed.
and I certainly feel sorry for you.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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3 am, 7 kids age 12-14 riding around in a stolen car ends with 2 dead
Grand theft auto, then a fatal one vehicle wreck.

All entirely self inflicted.

There's an old saying for that.

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Old 04-19-2018, 08:55 AM
 
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and I certainly feel sorry for you.
A kid doesnít suddenly go from nothing to grand theft auto. There were steps in between that led up to this level of crime. Steps parents either donít see or choose to ignore.
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