Sunday, September 03, 2006

Joyride turns deadly

12 years old. Five o'clock in the morning.

Brekkas said Kali snuck out of her home at about 5 a.m. Friday to join her friends. He said that by the time he reached the crash site, the kids were all in an ambulance.

There is a lot more to this story than meets the eyes, I suspect.

It was there that the four-door sedan packed with eight teens -- three in the front and another five in the back -- flipped and rolled over.

Kali Brekkas, squashed precisely in the middle of the back seat, was killed instantly. The other youths, all under the age of 16, including the 14-year-old driver, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A lot of parents are going to be asking a lot of questions in the coming weeks. And those kids will have to live with this for the rest of their lives.

How unfortunate.