Impulse decision ends a 14-year olds life

Thomas Matiska tom.matiska at ATT.NET
Sat Dec 13 10:29:18 MST 2008

My sympathies to the unfortunate driver who I'm sure feels worse than any of us reading about it in the news.    Kid sounds like Darwin club material..... why take such a risk to avoid a 200 yard walk?


-------------- Original message from Richard Whitenight <rwhitenight2004 at GMAIL.COM>: -------------- 

> Nicholas Scroggs, a 14-year old student at Grand Prairie (Texas) High 
> School made a decision to cross I-30 in the higth of rush hour 
> traffic, and his impulsive decision cost him his life. Nicholas made 
> it across one lane of traffic, but was struck by a Chevrolet Suburban 
> in the inside lane. He had been let out of school early and did not 
> want to walk 1/8th of a mile to the 7th St underpass, which students 
> use to cross the Interstate. The oddity is that Nicholas is a 
> intelligent and gifted student, but his intelligence would not help 
> him on this day. Please keep the Scroggs family and the student body 
> at Grand Prairie High School in your prayers during this time of the 
> year. 
> -- 
> Sent from Gmail for mobile | 
> Regards, 
> Richard Whitenight 
> Arlington, Texas 
> "God Bless America" 
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