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Tragedy @ Home
last modified: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (12:20:33 PM)
There was a horrible accident on the freeway near where I live. I van full of USU students lost control when a tire blew out and rolled, ejecting everyone from the van. No one was wearing seat belts. 9 out of the 11 are dead. Two of those dead were good friends of mine, Dusty Fuhriman and Justin Huggins. Another one is in critical condition, Robert Petersen.
I can't believe that no one wore their seat belts - are people really that ignorant? I feel naked whenever I forget to put mine on, but I don't go anywhere until everyone in my car is strapped down. It was because of neglect that my mother passed away. Another friend just only two weeks ago, Lonnie Rasmussen, was killed in an auto accident.
Please you guys, WEAR your seat belts! I can't stress it enough. You may get banged up, but who knows...you may still be alive after it's all done.

*R.I.P. Justin, Dusty, Lonnie, and Mom*
SympathyTuesday, September 27, 2005 - 2:41:06 PM

Sending some virtual hugs your way.

re: Tragedy @ HomeTuesday, September 27, 2005 - 3:32:10 PM

I''m really sorry to hear that. I had an accident about 4 years ago and according to the paramedics I should have been ''dead'', but because I wore my seatbelt it saved my life. I can''t stress enough as well how important seat belts are. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

re: Tragedy @ HomeTuesday, September 27, 2005 - 3:44:21 PM

Thanks you guys :)

re: Tragedy @ HomeTuesday, September 27, 2005 - 5:24:11 PM


Actually, I just saw that on one of those internet newspapers. Wow. I''m so sorry. They were all so young. I always wear my seatbelt, but no one else in my family does, and it''s kind of scary. But I firmly believe that you will be able to see your friends again one day.

I''m sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your friend Robert! *more hugs*

:\Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 6:12:00 PM

Does your state not have a seatbelt law? It''s tragic that so many people''s deaths could have been avoided, if only they''d worn their safety belt. I know some people are uncomfortable wearing them, but they DO save lives. Everyone should wear one. Recently in my town an entire family of people died after they got hit my a truck going only about 10 miles an hour. But the entire family died because no one was wearing their belts! BUCKLE UP!

re: Tragedy @ HomeTuesday, September 27, 2005 - 7:31:49 PM

Sorry to hear of your great loss. It is truly horrible for young lives to be lost because of vehicle accidents (And a Mom too!). It brings terrible and agonizing grief to entire communities.

May they all R.I.P

I hope your friend pulls through.

re: Tragedy @ HomeTuesday, September 27, 2005 - 7:41:23 PM

My condolensceneces (sp?) to you, I''m so sorry to hear that all of this happened with friends of yours! Take it one day at a time and hopefully you''ll start to heal. Seat belts are there for a reason, don''t be in such a rush not to use them. good luck with everything, take care of yourself and others around you.

*mega HUG*Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 8:44:41 PM

My sympathies! ;_;
*more hugs*

re: Tragedy @ HomeTuesday, September 27, 2005 - 9:17:00 PM

*hugs*i''m sorry that, that happened to two of your friends.