|This should not have to happen|
And the young men, both 16, identified as Marvin Eudiel Hernandez and Ryan Thomas Harris will, as Neil Young put it, "never get to fall in love, never get to be cool." Two young lives lost to the pitfall of some sort of driving mistake.
How to prevent this? Obviously, no one has figured that out. Sure, we trot out all the cliches about kids believing they are invincible, and we hand out fliers about safe motoring in Driver Education classes, and we pass laws that say 16-year-olds can't drive after midnight and can't have teenaged passengers, and that hasn't seemed to work so far.
Maybe the best approach would be fewer cliches and fliers and Desi Arnaz driver ed crash movies and laws.
Maybe if we sat down and talked straight to young people and reminded them of the consequences of bad driving, someone would hear us.
If it only saves one life, we're ahead already.