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Burn victim in Clements crash in ‘good’ condition

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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:02 pm | Updated: 6:02 am, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

A Lodi woman severely burned in a Sunday morning crash in Clements was listed in good condition Wednesday at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, according to hospital spokeswoman Carole Gan.

Erin Kelley Hust, 21, was driving a 2008 Toyota Scion north on Clements Road at a high rate of speed when she lost control, crashed through a fence, went airborne and overturned just south of Acampo Road, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Angel Arceo. The crash took place at 2:23 a.m.

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8 comments:

  • Heather Robertson posted at 11:59 am on Tue, Dec 20, 2011.

    GETALIFE Posts: 3

    I guess now you know how Erin feels having someone who knows nothing about you put their judgment on you.

     
  • Pattye Nelson posted at 1:23 pm on Tue, Nov 15, 2011.

    Pattye Nelson Posts: 29

    Heather, Jose and Deb - you know nothing of me as to whether I am compassionate or not and assume a few posts give you insight on the kind of person I am. HA! I never stated that I felt superior to anyone or to this person in particular. What is sad to me is that your attitudes may give other young people - since apparently being 21 no longer puts one in the "adult" category - the perfect out when they "make a mistake" or, as stated below, make a conscious decision using their free will by saying, "Oh I'm just a kid and I can't be held responsible for hurting myself or anyone else." I'm just calling BS on that. At 21 I was the married mother of one child with a career who didn't feel it was necessary to imbibe. But hey, to each their own, right? I learned from my parents at a very young age that if I was ever to drink when I was out that I was never to drive.

    Once again as stated in my prior posts - my comment was intended for the LNS editor to write headlines that accurately reflect the content of the story.

    I do hope that Erin recovers fully from this incident and that she continues to give thanks to the higher power of her understanding that watched over her that night.

     
  • Deb Perrelli posted at 10:22 am on Sun, Nov 13, 2011.

    Deltadeb Posts: 2

    There is always one that feels superior to others when tragedies like these happen...

    21 is technically an adult, however, who really is an adult at 21? I know I wasn't...

    I don't know this young lady, but, I wish her well and hope that her future gets brighter.

    Pattye, I hope someday that your heart of stone will find compassion

     
  • Jose Sanborn posted at 1:23 pm on Sat, Nov 12, 2011.

    Jose Sanborn Posts: 36

    A little harsh don't you think Pattye,,,have you no compassion for this young woman?

     
  • Heather Robertson posted at 9:05 am on Fri, Nov 11, 2011.

    GETALIFE Posts: 3

    Honestly Pattye, I could have written your response for you. It is the typical answer to say "Would you say the same thing if she killed your child while driving drunk?". Whether it be my child or someone elses that scenario would be tragic no matter what. I will refresh your memory at what I said i my first comment. "I am not excusing her actions in the least and she is being held accountable through her scars that she will have to live with for the rest of her life AS WELL AS WHAT THE COURTS DECIDE TO DO". People make mistakes everyday and several with out the reprocussions that she is now facing. What I think is so funny is that people like yourself find it so easy to point the finger at everyone else and balk at them when they make mistakes. Rather then acknowledging that she is being punished for her decision, you sit on here and try to seem important by stating "she isnt a victim". She is a victim. She is a victim of her own poor decision, which knowing this girl will thank God everyday that no one else was apart of it. She will grow from this and I know will help others with her experience. Even hearing comments like yours, she will over come this and will allow this tagedy to be a light for others. If our world was perfect and no one made mistakes we wouldnt need newspapers to print "incorrect: headlines that you would feel the need to comment about. But thank God we have "perfect" people like you that never did anything regretful or that put others in harms way. Like texting and talking while driving, eating while driving, maybe taking your eyes off the road for a split second, or even speeding. Your definitley one in a million.


     
  • Pattye Nelson posted at 4:08 pm on Thu, Nov 10, 2011.

    Pattye Nelson Posts: 29

    Heather, technically speaking the person involved in this event is also a "grown woman". I can only assume that you are a friend of this person and felt the need to defend her. What if during this incident one of your family members was also on the roads with her and it didn't end in a single vehicle accident but rather a multi-casualty COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE tragedy? "Accountable through her scars"? Really? Would you say the same thing if she killed your child while driving drunk? Yes, it is terrible that this person is suffering but she is doing so at her own hands. With all of the education about drunk and buzzed driving I find it completely abhorrent that someone would make a conscious decision to put their life and others in jeopardy. Feel free to lighten your burden when addressing your “prayer list” and remove me from it.

    My comment was pointed at the editor of the LNS to be more accurate in headline writing because it is misleading to indicate she is a "victim" when she is the culprit.

     
  • Heather Robertson posted at 3:19 pm on Thu, Nov 10, 2011.

    GETALIFE Posts: 3

    You want to know what is also sad? Is when people such as yourself comment on these tragic atricles to hit a person while she's down. I am not excusing her actions in the least and she is being held accountable through her scars that she will have to live with for the rest of her life as well as what the courts decide to do. What no one cares about is a grown woman writing a comment about a young 21 year old girl who made a mistake. Stating nothing meaningful but rather a pathetic attempt to look important. Rather then praying for her health and praying that through this a young life could be changed. You would rather point the finger and talk down on her. It's always easy to say what should have been done when your not apart of the actual event. Your negative words are nothing but a waste of computer space and you should be ashamed as a grown women to attack a young girl at her weakest moment. You will be along side Erin on my prayer list this week.

     
  • Pattye Nelson posted at 1:48 pm on Thu, Nov 10, 2011.

    Pattye Nelson Posts: 29

    A better headline for this story would be "Suspected Drunk Driver in Single Vehicle Accident in Clements in 'good' condition". My initial assumption was that an innocent person who had the misfortune of becoming a burn victim was improving. I was not under the impression that an individual used their free will to get behind the wheel of their vehicle - a lethal weapon - and chose to put not only their own life in danger but that of other members of the community. Call a spade a spade and hold her accountable for her actions even if it's only with a headline.

     
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