Queens boy killed while hitching a ride with bike -

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A 12-year-old Springfield Gardens boy who a friend said was inspired by scenes from the movie "Back to the Future" was killed yesterday after he tried to hitch a ride on a truck and fell off his bicycle, police ... Full Story
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Bob

Carrollton, TX

#2 Aug 29, 2007
Tragic story, but why was there a message left with Robert Zamekis???? This kid was responsible for HIS own actions. NOT Robert Zamekis. Is someone ELSE always to blame? Oh, yes, I guess mammy and pappy see a lawsuit..... I think back on all the stupid things I did as a kid, things that clearly could have gotten me killed. Ultimately, it was my own stupidity, nobody else's fault.
LIer

Hicksville, NY

#4 Aug 29, 2007
"Inspired by Back to the Future". Ahhh yes, I smell a lawsuit, don't you?
monika

United States

#5 Aug 29, 2007
We are a sue happy, money hungry nation. Keep in mind that a child's brain is still growing even through adolescence. And for the family to sue Robert Zemekis is absolutely wrong they will lose, they are the ones to blame. You cannot control what your kids do when they are out of your sight. I too am a parent and thank god every day that my child has the common sense not to go out a imitate what she sees on t.v. I never did.
kkcutey

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Aug 31, 2007
this is so sad i already miss him i do not know him and im sad one of my friends know him the scary thing is that i live near that area too his soul rest in peace we will always miss u
Cedric Snellville Middle

Snellville, GA

#7 Sep 1, 2007
elijah was my best friend and we did alot of things together.i'll never forget him.the last time i had a chance to talk to him was two months ago.i really miss him and he was like my brother.when me and my friends found out about the accident,we didn't think it was true.but my friend tamara called his mom and we were shocked when she told us he really died.i'll always love him and miss him.
Cedric Perry
Cedric Snellville Middle

Snellville, GA

#8 Sep 1, 2007
monika wrote:
We are a sue happy, money hungry nation. Keep in mind that a child's brain is still growing even through adolescence. And for the family to sue Robert Zemekis is absolutely wrong they will lose, they are the ones to blame. You cannot control what your kids do when they are out of your sight. I too am a parent and thank god every day that my child has the common sense not to go out a imitate what she sees on t.v. I never did.
please don't talk about elijah like dat.u do not have common sense at all.he was just a kid.he was my bestfriend.
whatever

Belle, MO

#9 Sep 13, 2007
Cedric Snellville Middle wrote:
<quoted text>please don't talk about elijah like dat.u do not have common sense at all.he was just a kid.he was my bestfriend.
Best friend or not what he did was wrong and costed him his life. Think about that
Kerry

Richmond Hill, NY

#10 Oct 12, 2007
I met Elijah over the summer. I remember always hanging out with him. I really did like him. He was a cool person to hang out with. It is sad that he dies a few weeks after I say goodbye to him. I miss him so much. I am praying for his family. I wish this had never happened. R.I.P. Elijah Armon Wrancher.
No Future Now

Massapequa, NY

#11 Oct 13, 2007
Back to the future is 22 years old and kids hitching rides on the back of cars trucks and buses date back before that. Put blame where it belongs on the indvidual not on others.
Miles Blackwell

United States

#12 Nov 22, 2007
whatever wrote:
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Best friend or not what he did was wrong and costed him his life. Think about that
I am his best friend we grew up toghther until he went to go live with his grndmother you see a bunch of teen( WHO ARNT WORTHY OF THIS PAPER) dared him to do it over and over agin they even called him names like the B word or punk he was from what his brother told me hit until he did it then the teens while on the bike put Elijah holding the truck they held on to him and it still isn't clear eather when they let go they hit his bike or his shoe laces got caught anyway it is his fault and a hole in my heart where he blonged is huge please get the facts right he din't watch a movie to inspire him he was not that type he loved life and was not afrid to live it as for the teens his mom decided not to ruin there life by pressing charges of manslaughter o them bless her heart dont accuse anybody of anything till you get the facts right. R.I.P man i miss you
Mother

Korea

#13 Nov 23, 2007
You all need to get your facts straight...unless you were there you do not know what happened. The newspaper REPORTS that Elijah was supposedly inspired by a movie how stupid. The fact that Elijah succumbed to peer pressure and was coaxed to do it is probably closer to the truth. As far as the parents are concerned we both serve our nation one parent in and out of Iraq and the other in Korea while you people have nothing to do but SPECULATE about Elijah's death. Unless you were some exceptionally perect child who was never reprimanded or corrceted by an adult for something wrong or something stupid you have NOTHING to say about Elijah or anyone else's child

“IDK WHAT THIS MEANS?”

Since: Oct 07

uhhh derrr uhhh

#14 Nov 23, 2007
Isn't this a game forum?
Citizen Duh

United States

#15 Nov 23, 2007
I support Elijah's mother. However, we may have to consider Elijah another casualty of Bush's war. Have you all forgotten what this war has done to families?I give Elijah and his family a purple heart. In one way or another they are all fighting for us. Why is positivity becoming so difficult for us? Listen to some John Lennon.
Old News

Houston, TX

#16 Nov 23, 2007
This story is still alive?
facts

Houston, TX

#17 Nov 24, 2007
We can only get the facts from the Newsday story. If you know something different tell them.
Dr Gregg in Denver

Conrad, MT

#19 Nov 24, 2007
Ha, hmm, I smell a frivilous lawsuit coming. Some scumsucking lawyers are drooling over this
lawyer

AOL

#20 Nov 24, 2007
his family should sue the makers of the movie, because they never put a warning on the movie box ( dvd or vhs). saying "DON'T ATTEMP ANY OF THE STUNTS IN THIS MOVIE"
miles blackwell

North Charleston, SC

#21 Nov 25, 2007
pokefreak wrote:
Isn't this a game forum?
YOU ARE 1 OF THE MOST INCOCIDERENT PEOPLE EVER

“IDK WHAT THIS MEANS?”

Since: Oct 07

uhhh derrr uhhh

#24 Nov 28, 2007
miles blackwell wrote:
<quoted text> YOU ARE 1 OF THE MOST INCOCIDERENT PEOPLE EVER
The stupid kid shouldn't have pulled it. I'm sorry he is dead but wrong forum and like seriously that's just stupid to try that stuff don't you think?
cedric

Tucker, GA

#25 Mar 5, 2008
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Best friend or not what he did was wrong and costed him his life. Think about that
MAN SHUT THE HELL UP U DONT KNO NOTHIN

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