fatal boating accident in my area.

@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
United States
July 4, 2009 4:08pm CST
A NICE family on a holiday originally from here had an accident yesterday , the mother was killed & her 16 year old daughter is in serious condition, The kicker here they were out on a pontoon boat enjoying family time & this damn drunk fool in a bass boat ran over the pontoon boat, knocked the two women in the water. What kind of sorry fool would get out drunk in a boat going 90 miles an hour & not see something as big as a pontoon boat. he ought to be shot, don't u think???
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
5 Jul 09
This is awful!!!! There should be something done with him!!!! I feel for this family right now. I'm sorry that the mother didn't make it but I hope the daughter pulls through. Did you know these people? So many accidents happen on lakes during the summer, especially on the 4th. There is a lake about ten miles north of here called "Smith Lake", not far from where I go to church, as a matter of fact. A lot of people spend the 4th up there. There are always a lot of accidents up there in the summer, drownings, boating accidents, etc. We have a boat patrol up there, though, and they have rules now. Was there a boat patrol where this accident happened, or do you know? Kathy.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
IT IS AWFUL. I don't know if there is a boat control for sure but feel like there was. I hope he is punished to the limit.
@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
5 Jul 09
i think he needs to put away for life but it is so many people believe nothing is wrong with getting drunk doing things that they wouldn't do other wise is ok.getting drunk for any reason is wrong and it doesn't matter WHO you are.They will pay for their sins.may not here on earth.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I think he needs to be to. I am anvious to see what happens. U know how it is around here. Ihe's in the good ol' boy network want much happen to him. I hope he's not.Thanks for your response annie fannie, sure is good to see u on here again.
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@HelScream (2823)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
oh men yeah I have to agree to you on that my lady and if not he should be sentenced to life imprisonment or something... thats just awful... so whats the case now was he imprisoned ? poor family thats just too bad, if i was the father I think I could actually kill a person for that.
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• United States
4 Jul 09
I don't know where you live, but here he could go to jail for manslaughter or negligent homicide. Unless of course he is a politician or related to one! The politicians don't want to do anything about such things because they would be liable for their drinking too!
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I live in Tennessee & IF HE'S IN THE GOOD OL' BOY NETWORK U ARE SOOO RIGHT. TOO many get off when they do so many bad things. I hate it when i hear about folks like that getting off. Child molestore are another one of my pet peeves. Think they ought to be shot to everyone of them.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Hi Jo.... my dad told me this is the very reason why the authorities are making it mandatory to have a license to operate a boat these days, because of low lifes like this one, to keep the drunks out of the water. One bad apple makes it harder for the rest of us law abiding citizens. I don't know when this law will go in affect but it can't happen soon enough. My condolences to the family....
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
hE IS A LOW LIFE. H came back because it knocked the motor off his boat & THEY SAID THAT WAS WHAT KILLED THE MOTHER. gUESS the fool didn't even know what he had done.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
7 Jul 09
That is so horrible. It is a shame that people cannot be more responsible. I cannot imagine how that person can live with himself. I know that if I ever killed someone whether my fault or not, they might as well shoot me.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I don't know how u would ever be able to live w/yourself. It is a horrible thing.Thanks for your response.
• United States
5 Jul 09
Jail time! Guess he don't remember it happen too . he should live with that pic in the mind every day.We had calm 4th as far as accident.the rodeo rider crash his leg under a bull .That a sad 4th for that family .Sorry to hear that.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Whatever he gets want be enough for him. They ought to hang him. Glad u had a nice 4th. Have a good one.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Heyya jo! I saw that on the news. Boats can be just as dangerous as cars with someone drinking operating them. Especially during the holidays. I think he should be charged harshly. We all know better than that stuff. Take care.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
GOOD MORNING JEN, It is a very sad thing to happen & all because some jerk wanted to get blind running drunk & probably showing off. I hope he is charged w/the max.
@dreamr802 (986)
• United States
5 Jul 09
That is awful, that is just like how can people get behind a wheel of a car after they've been drinking. I am so sorry about what happened to that family on vacation. It's been a requirement to have a boaters license for years. I've had my boaters license since I was 13. Well technically not anymore because we don't have a boat so I didn't renew it a few years ago but still, that is awful. I hope he gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
It is awful. I hope they throw the book at him but u never know. Around here it's who u are & who u know which is very sad & bad. Thanks for responding.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
5 Jul 09
That is terrible. I hope that drunk gets what he deserves. It is law that you are not to drink and drive anything. You just never know when these freak accidents are going to happen.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 Jul 09
i HOPE HE DOES TO. I really don't know how u would live w/yourself after doing something like that. It would haunt me & i hope it does him.Thanks for responding.