This is kinda sad, it's an article in my city's news paper. Share this with people and teenagers. Most are like these kids were, and they paid the ulitmate price, just kinda makes you think alittle.
A short part of it....
“Won’t they ever learn?” he asked, frustrated and shaken.
He was at the lake to discuss the investigation into the deaths of four men in a racing boat that flipped when they tripled the speed limit.
He knew the answer to his question.
“We talk to kids about these things, but it’s something we can’t control,” Saugus Principal Norman Estrada told one of our reporters.
Two popular, jovial, multi-talented athletes who had the whole world ahead of them. Girls. Marriage. Careers. Progeny of their own.
Coach Chad Phillips said Bell “played the game of his life” on the basketball court a few days earlier. That time, he won.
Bell and Smith played the true game of their lives on Bouquet. This time, they lost.
Some call it the Superman Syndrome. The notion of invincibility. Kids have it. Adults have it. I guess I had it without realizing it.
I confessed to Bowers at the scene. I used to drive like I owned the road. But not since Feb. 17, 2000.
“You see a few of these and they have that effect on you,” he said