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Wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of twin girls whose parents were killed in street racing crash

Original post made on Jun 10, 2023

A wrongful death lawsuit is being brought on behalf of 7-year-old twin girls whose parents were killed in a crash caused by street racing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 9, 2023, 1:18 PM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2023 at 7:02 am

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Street racing and drag shows are a deadly nuisance. The parents who encouraged this behavior are indeed responsible for the reckless driving of their kids.

I hope the girls are settling into their new way of life. They will always have emotional scars of course, but the support of the family and community can do a lot to ease the grief.

Posted by NanaDi
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 12, 2023 at 10:49 am

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Such an unthinkable tragedy. I think it illuminates the dire necessity of raising the minimum driving age for teenaged males, whose brains have been proven to be underdeveloped. Driving is a major responsibility that must demand maturity in order to be permitted.

Posted by Chip
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Jun 12, 2023 at 11:42 am

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Harrison was 27 or so, supposedly old enough to know better & to ignore taunts from teenaged morons. Both drivers should get maximum allowable criminal penalties and permanently lose rights to driving licenses.
I'm curious what cars the racers drove, inspiring the drivers to "demonstrate" their street racing capabilities. Probably not un-modified standard models.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 12, 2023 at 1:44 pm

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A terrible and unnecessary loss of life owing to the heedlessness of the alleged perpetrators.
Utter disregard for others’ lives not to mention posted speed limits, DMV driving rules and common courtesy.
So sorry for the survivors and I hope their lawsuits are successful and they receive restitution.
As for the inevitable apologists who say well, it won’t bring the parents back or forgiveness is what is needed, I say…no, severe penalties and punishment is what is needed. Let this be a deterrent to others who would do this kind of stunt.
I oppose street racing, sideshows which flourish in Oakland and have been casually spreading into other SF Bay Area cities.

Posted by vmshadle
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jun 14, 2023 at 5:23 pm

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Setting pending civil litigation aside for a moment, these two young men owe a massive moral debt to this devastated family and the wider community. I hope they are indeed convicted of felony charges, and I further hope to hear that they pay their debts to society in meaningful ways beyond time served.

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