We are very sorry to hear that a teen (originally from Tracy) with friends still in Tracy, CA (Jonathan Johnson from Castro Valley, click here for the KGO-TV report on him) has passed away in a car crash in San Francisco.
He was 18 years old, again, someone who had their whole life to look forward to…. like Carol, Chris, Kassy and Bobby.
We feel so bad for his parents and friends and hope that we can help in anyway we can…. believe me, we, on this site, all know how this feels. Add your comments below, that may help…but, I know this is THE HARDEST time anyone can ever experience.
TEENS: Not to be preachy…..oh, well, yeah I will preach…get over it. Don’t let this happen to you! Dead…is dead. No more parties, no more football games, no dances, movies, friends…..NOTHING. Think before you drive…
Looking at the KGO-TV news report (link to it here) PLEASE take this information and process it BEFORE you drive or get in a car:
1. DON’T drink then drive….cripe, you should all know that by now (even though I have been guilty of this in my younger years…it is NOT good). Geeezz….
2. DON’T drive without a seatbelt (front seat, backseat, whatever)….. Again DUH….you SHOULD know this and practice it.
3. DON’T speed. Again…DUH.
4. DON’T, whatever you do, ever ever get in a car with an UNDERAGE driver! I never thought to warn anyone about this, but, here I am……..DON’T let an untrained, underage kid drive YOU and put YOUR life at risk.
5. PARENTS: You NEED to set and ENFORCE curfews. This happened at 1 AM….nothing good happens after Midnight…..remember that!!! 18 year olds do not have fully formed biological brains yet….none of them. You CANNOT let them go and expect them to make correct decisions.
Is it better to argue with your teen…or bury them?
Drive Safe! Never Forget.