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Old 07-19-2016, 12:44 PM   #1
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Drunk Rider Kills Kid in Bacliff

Drunk Rider Kills Kid in Bacliff


A Friendswood man is accused of driving drunk more than three times over the legal limit and killing a four-year-old child in a motorcycle-pedestrian accident in Bacliff Sunday (July 17).
Deputies for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 4300 block of 10th St. around 7:30 p.m. to investigate reports of an accident according to police reports.
At the scene, deputies found first-responders kneeling next to a four-year old child who was lying on the street.
Witnesses told deputies that a man was driving a motorcycle south on the wrong side of 10th St. when the child was hit and dragged roughly 15 feet from the point of impact.
Medical personnel rushed the victim to Clear Lake Regional Hospital where the child later died of a severe head injury.
Officials found evidence that indicated the suspect, identified as Justin James Forsyth, 27, of Friendswood, was intoxicated and a search warrant was obtained for a blood alcohol content analysis. A preliminary BAC of .260 was received from Forsyth’s blood sample, which is more than three times the legal limit of intoxication.
Members of the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team, and Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene.
Forsyth was arrested and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, and held at the Galveston County Jail on $100,000 bond.
Investigators determined the accident was not connected to parental supervision in this tragic accident.

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Old 07-19-2016, 12:51 PM   #2
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What a shitbag. The selfishness of some people amazes me. They don't seem to care that when you get behind the wheel, it's not just your safety you're responsible for. My son is four years old. I can't begin to comprehend what his parents are feeling. RIP.
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That's really sad... RIP to that child.

I wonder if he was leaving Noah's Ark and flying through the back streets... That stretch of 146 is really bad too.
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I wonder if the kid was being watched by his parents. There is more to this story I bet. Being intoxicated may not have been a factor.
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There ARE some questions that could raised.
I mean, no question, the guy riding drunk was waay wrong and deserves what he gets but you have to ask yourself was the child in the street?
Did the bike go off into the yard?
It would be nice if they would give a little more detail to how it happened. It seems they just wanted to sensationalize it by saying drunk rider/4 year dies/parents not to blame.
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There ARE some questions that could raised.
I mean, no question, the guy riding drunk was waay wrong and deserves what he gets but you have to ask yourself was the child in the street?
Did the bike go off into the yard?
It would be nice if they would give a little more detail to how it happened. It seems they just wanted to sensationalize it by saying drunk rider/4 year dies/parents not to blame.
Sensationalism is the name of the game in the media, after all they have to make money too

Parents are partially guilty for this, I have a 4 year old daughter that does not play in the street.. even though I lived in the street growing up.

Sad situation all around, a lot of people affected on both sides and their lives will never be the same.
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As far as the parents, the article says, "Investigators determined the accident was not connected to parental supervision in this tragic accident".
Still makes me wonder how it happened. Was the kid in the street or the bike in the yard? If the kid was in the street was the bike hauling ?
I mean maybe the kid was riding his bike right in front of the house and the parents were watching when the bike came along and the kid didn't know what to do and the rider was too drunk to swerve.
Then the parents wouldn't be at fault.

Anyway it's tragic and the rider will spend some serious time for it.
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As far as the parents, the article says, "Investigators determined the accident was not connected to parental supervision in this tragic accident".
Still makes me wonder how it happened. Was the kid in the street or the bike in the yard? If the kid was in the street was the bike hauling ?
I mean maybe the kid was riding his bike right in front of the house and the parents were watching when the bike came along and the kid didn't know what to do and the rider was too drunk to swerve.
Then the parents wouldn't be at fault.

Anyway it's tragic and the rider will spend some serious time for it.
I believe it was channel 2 that reported that the kid was in the street albeit in the opposite lane from where the bike should have been traveling.
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I believe it was channel 2 that reported that the kid was in the street albeit in the opposite lane from where the bike should have been traveling.
Terrible
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I wonder if the kid was being watched by his parents. There is more to this story I bet. Being intoxicated may not have been a factor.
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It would be nice if they would give a little more detail to how it happened. It seems they just wanted to sensationalize it by saying drunk rider/4 year dies/parents not to blame.
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I'm familiar with that street corner. There's hardly any stop signs heading towards 146 from Noah's on Jackson, visibility is good too. That kid had to have shot out from 10th street to get hit, or they lived in one of those trailer homes out there. Either way, sad it happened.
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I'm familiar with that street corner. There's hardly any stop signs heading towards 146 from Noah's on Jackson, visibility is good too. That kid had to have shot out from 10th street to get hit, or they lived in one of those trailer homes out there. Either way, sad it happened.
Besides the rider being more than three times the legal limit on the wrong side of the street, yeah, it's not the rider's fault
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I know, it was silly to think the media might actually give detail instead of just copy and pasting what has already been said.
Every "news" story I've seen has virtually the same wording in the text. Including, drunk rider/4 year old dies/parents not to blame... now for some commercials
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I know, it was silly to think the media might actually give detail instead of just copy and pasting what has already been said.
Every "news" story I've seen has virtually the same wording in the text. Including, drunk rider/4 year old dies/parents not to blame... now for some commercials
Yeah, bobo, because the media wasn't on the scene. They got all their information from investigators that were on the scene. I guess they should only report what they actually witness

FYI, the link and story I posted is not from ANY tv station. 'mericans is smart
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Nobody said anything about TV and nobody said the rider wasn't at fault.
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Nobody said anything about TV and nobody said the rider wasn't at fault.
Bevo's are not like 'mericans I guess
You posted that you seen stories and commercials, are those playing in your head?
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I could have gotten more information from the investigators by asking a few questions.
Like I posted before, was the kid on a bike? Was he on foot? Was the bike speeding?

I guess that's too much trouble. Really it could have just said, "Hey look at some advertisements"!
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You posted that you seen stories and commercials, are those playing in your head?
Sorry, when I said news stories I'd seen, I was referring to printed news stories. I assumed the reader would infer that from the links.

You are right when I said commercials, it could be misconstrued to mean TV but I meant advertisements.

Really do you have to always take such a sarcastic tone? I mean, we're just talking about a news story but you always have this patronizing, sarcastic keyboard bullshit. Can't you just discuss it without being so abrasive?
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I could have gotten more information from the investigators by asking a few questions.
Like I posted before, was the kid on a bike? Was he on foot? Was the bike speeding?

I guess that's too much trouble. Really it could have just said, "Hey look at some advertisements"!
So you just look and not read? Uh, what makes you think that the writer talked with an investigator? Since you know everything about everything then you know that the Galveston County SO would never send out press releases, right, and that investigators are available 24/7 and answer every phone call.
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