Thursday, December 30, 2010

14 year old Dies in Tragic Accident

This isn't Roloff related, but we know that there are many people in the dwarfism community that are familiar with the site and have many friends in the LP community.

We'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the Brasfield family. Their 14 year old son tragically was killed in an SUV accident late Wednesday night.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andy's family and friends.



Andy Brasfield Memorial: Fox54.com

18 comments:

Jerome said...

That is terrible.

I am curious though as to why they aren't going to press charges against the driver as of right now.

Brandon said...

Jerome, some things are just terrible accidents. I'm sure whoever the driver is also devastated too.

Throwing someone in jail for years doesn't solve anything or make things any easier for the person's family.

*It would be different if it was a drunk driver that went up on the curb. But kids crossing a street to go to Shell station at night? That's just an awful accident.

Victoria said...

I think he was on an episode of LPBW at a little people convention.

Alex said...

I knew his brother Jake the best out of the whole family. I still can't believe it.

Amy posted to the dad.

"My heart and thoughts and prayers go out to Billy, and Donna and family. I'm so sorry to hear about Andy. From the many post and from so many more, family and friends love you. I'm thinking of you from afar. Rest on God, he'll get you through this. Much love to you. Amy"

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Andy-Brasfield/176687782363593

Greg said...

It's one of those really sad stories.

This might not be the best time to say this, but it's totally the point I was making before.

THIS is totally why I can't stand selfish, insensative and self absorbed jerks like Jeremy and Mueller.

Remember when Mueller and Jeremy said they almost died (because a van took a corner fast, they decided that it should have flipped and killed them)but they were saved by Jesus because Jesus loves them so much?

At the time I said I can't stand people who think like that because what about people that do die like the poor Brasfield boy?

Dana said...

Greg, there is nothing wrong with thanking God for blessing you and keeping yourself and the ones you love safe. It was not their time and they were grateful to God.

God has a plan, but we as humans can't understand it. That's what having faith is all about. Only God knows why things like this happen. All we can do is pray that God gives the family strength to get through the loss of their dear son and the peace to know that he is with God (I trust that they are a Christian family).

It doesn't mean that we should ever stop thanking God for all that he does for us in our lives. That's what Mueller and Jeremy were doing a few months ago.

Judy B said...

Greg, in times like this, families must turn to God, not turn away from Him.

Well said, Dana. It will never go out of style to thank Jesus for taking care of you.

Rap541 said...

What a shame and what a tragic accident. My heart goes out to this family.

Fran said...

My condolences to the family.

Jerome, why would you fault the driver?

Expressed said...

Alex, thanks for the link to the memorial page. I always cry reading those messages even though I didn't know the person or their family.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. I love you cuzzie."

"oh im so sorry to hear about Andy. he was such a mannerable and repectful teen when I worked for Huntsville City Schools. I use to work with his dad at crestwood hospital also. My heart and condolences goes out to him and his family. Peace N god Bless u Andy. your beautiful, humorous, and respectful soul will be truly missed"

Jerome said...

I never said the driver was at fault. But does anybody know any more details to this story? Was the driver intoxicated, was he asleep behind the wheel, was he not fit to drive, did the kid jump out in front of the car, were his friends goofing around and pushed him into the street, was the driver speeding and couldn't maintain control of his vehicle.

There are a thousand scenarios it could be. Just stating I would like to know more about what actually happened.

The only reason I bring this up is something similar happened in my area about a year ago and they sent the driver to jail because they claimed you are always supposed to be in control of your vehicle. Someone got off a port authority bus and walked around the front and into the street and got hit by a car. Sure wouldn't seem like the drivers fault but they put him in jail for not having control of his vehicle.

Just curious...that is all...

Brandon said...

Jerome, sorry, it's ok. I see your point, too. I just assume it was an accident. Kids crossing the street late at a night, not at a designated crosswalk, maybe the kid misjudged how much distance there was and the driver didn't see them.

Jerome said...

Brandon...that is ok. Regardless of how you look at it...it is a terrible accident. Shame that these "accidents" have to happen to young kids with their whole lives ahead of them.

Carolyn said...

What a heartbreaking story :(

I am glad to see that he was an organ donor. It speaks well of the family. One of the things that caused me to lose respect for Jeremy was his totally selfish attitude towards organ donation. His response was a snobby "It's MY body" or something like that. Typical of Jeremy's selfishness.

cathelitou said...

Carolyn where you saw Jeremy said that is was his body and don't want to donate his organs?

Carolyn said...

It was in the episode that Jeremy got his drivers license.

Michelle Thomas said...

That's so sad. I don't know how the family can be so strong. It's amazing and scary how quickly life can change.

Brandon said...

I really like what the Dad says about organ donation.