According to HPD at the scene, a lady and young boy in a tan sedan were clipped from behind by a vehicle traveling at excessive speed on Kingwood Drive. The collision forced the tan sedan off the road into the trees. The lady died at the scene.
I read on FB that it was a grandmother and her grandson. The grandson is suppose to be OK, injured but OK.
People just need to slow down and be more patient. I've gone up and down KW Dr (actually all over Houston) and people are whipping in and out of traffic. Humors me when they come to a light and before the light changes, I'm right in line behind them and I wasn't driving dangerously.
I use to be that impatient, whip in & out of traffic driver, but finally got control of my brain and decided it wasn't worth killing someone or me dying.
I didn't realize until today that I know the young man who did this! He was a student in several of the children's bible study classes I used to teach.. So sad, so unbelievably tragic on every level for everyone involved.
If you're a praying person, please pray for him, his family and everyone involved
I feel so bad for his parents. I have read the hateful comments on other boards about how they don't deserve the prayers because they can still see their son & the family of the dead woman can't. That makes me so sad. While it is true, the family of the young man are devastated by this turn of events.
I'm sure the boy did not set out to cause harm, what he did is horrible and he deserves any and all punishment he gets. Now that he is sobered up, I'm sure he has regrets - too late, but I'm sure the regrets are there. But his parents did absolutely nothing to deserve this.
I'm sure most of you know our son died in a wreck in Colorado Springs when he was 23. What I don't often share is that he was drunk when the wreck occurred. He was working as a bartender at a bar on Cheyenne Mountain, needed to work extra because the Army didn't pay enough for him to support his 2 boys back here in Texas and still have money to pay rent & buy food, even though he was living with several friends & sharing rent.
We were told that he worked on post all day, then went to his bar job & worked there. And after the bar closed, the staff stayed and partied. He left there about 4 in the morning and coming down the mountain road, he possibly fell asleep at the wheel & he had alcohol in his system...bad combinations. He went through a red light, clipped another vehicle and his truck flipped. He always wore his seat belt, but not this time...he was ejected. The 2 people in the other truck were not injured and tried to help our son - but he was dead at the scene.
We were so thankful that no one else was injured or killed, but we were devastated by the death of our son, father of our grandsons, brother to our daughter, son of Barrie (his birth mother).
One never knows what they will do when they get 'the call', one never knows how it feels to lose a loved one, no matter the circumstances - but even worse when it involves a stupid decision by a drunk/sleepy driver, especially if it's your own loved one.
Oma, Thank you for sharing and sorry for your loss and pain!
Agree that the viscous attacks on the other site are beyond the pale. Sad that people point fingers in judgement without knowing details. Very thankful for the uplifting people on KU2. We're not a large group but there are quality people here!
We know this family and I know that he did not go out and intend to kill some one. I agree he used very poor judgement and was very irresponsible. He was raised to be a good boy and was taught right from wrong. It's just proof that no matter what we do as parents we can not predict what our kids will do. Now he will go to jail for who knows how long. His life will forever be ruined and should be. I am just sick for this family and for the family of the woman who died. Our prayers are going out to all of them.
TexasOma, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that talking about this must be very hard for you. Thank you for sharing your story.
Fancy Pants, It is no longer difficult to talk about our son's death, it's been 12 years. We do miss him terribly, but the pain is no longer there. We know he is in a better place.
But, I like to use his death, his story, to let others know that things are not always as they seem. In this case I hope to show compassion.
There were some very mean & ugly things said about the young man and his family, how the parents didn't deserve the same prayers and sympathy as the victim's family. I do, in some ways agree, but then again, I know from our experience of the pain of losing our son. Yes, he died and this boy didn't, but he could have. The parents had absolutely no control over his drinking and driving, just as we didn't. Our son could have just as easily killed the 2 people in the other vehicle, but he didn't...they lucked out that morning.
This young man's parents are suffering, they are also humiliated...through no fault of their own. Why was all the ugly comments necessary to further add to their humiliation and pain.
I guess that's the downside of the internet and forums, especially evil forums like KU where monsters find it necessary to fuel hatred.
Oh well, I can only offer my condolences to the victim's family and my sympathy to the young man's family.