A 17-year-old Concord boy is in Juvenile Hall Sunday morning, after being arrested in connection with losing control of a Cadillac Escalade on Treat Boulevard, driving up onto a sidewalk and crashing into a family out bicycling. The crash killed a father and his 9-year-old daughter and injured another 12-year-old daughter.
The Contra Costa Times has identified the drive as David Rosen. Readers on Claycord have posted comments, claiming they know him or of him. Maybe Rosen was basically a good kid, or maybe he had problems, was a spoiled jerk, they suggest.
Why was he speeding? Why did he lose control? Was he texting?
The 2002 SUV he was driving ran up onto the north sidewalk of Treat Boulevard, near Oak Grove Road. It struck Solaiman Nuri, 41, and his younger daughter, Hadessa, as well as Nuri's older daughter. The SUV then sheared off a fire hydrant and slammed into a building, according to Walnut Creek Patch.
Concord police are still investigating. After being treated for minor injuries, Rosen was booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of manslaughter.
A father and young daughter are dead, and their family is devastated. There really are no words to describe this sort of loss.
Then there is Rosen and his family. Some have no sympathy. They offer all sorts of condemnations for Rosen and his family and hopes for how Rosen should suffer the rest of his life.
He probably will. Some commenting on Claycord said it best:
"My heart breaks for everyone involved," wrote "Aspen." "So very many lives will forever
be changed today. ... I cannot
begin to imagine what the 17 year old must be going thru right now. However it all turns out I pray peace and healing for all."
"I actually started crying when I heard about two deaths and
the driver was a 17 year-old-boy," wrote "Mt. View mom." "It is possible that this was truly a kid who
lost control of the car ... because he is a kid and an unexperienced
driver. His life will forever be changed. If he was under the influence or
texting and driving then he will face his consequences. Attacking him or his
parents will not change what has happened here. It is so sad for all family and
friends of the deceased and this young boy."