Dalai Lama's nephew dies in traffic accident
A spokesman for the Dalai Lama confirmed his nephew died after being struck by a car in Florida.
February 15th, 2011
05:25 AM ET

Dalai Lama's nephew dies in traffic accident

A nephew of the Dalai Lama died in northeast Florida Monday evening after he was hit by a car while walking along a highway.

"Yes, it is true unfortunately," said Tempa Tshering, a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India.

Jigme Norbu, 45, was walking southbound along A1A in Flagler County when he was hit by a car allegedly driven by Keith O'Dell, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


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  1. Locker

    You can pretty much guarantee all of these hostile comments are coming from faithful Christians who are only required to be nice to other Christians, of the same denomination, who vote the same as them...and look the same... and talk the same.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • 1ofTheFallen

      Locker it seems that you are one of those un-enlighten people as well. You want to make sweeping accusations about a whole group of people just because you do not like them without actually knowing if any of it is true. That really makes you not much different the people making those hateful comments in the first place.

      February 15, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan C

    Hey, the guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Happens everyday. Move on already.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      @Dan C I will second that, when YOU DIE!

      February 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Locker

    We'll be sure to say that about one of your family members when they die Dan C.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dan C

    It's already happened, Locker. Have a nice day.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Melanie

    Um Locker how can you guarantee such a thing? I am a Christian and was saddened by the news. It is painful to lose anyone in your family and the Dalai Lama's family is no exception. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. QC Bumblebee

    Most of these comments people have posted are sick.
    An accident has happened and a man has died, what you do is express sympathy or condolences for the family who has lost a loved one or say nothing at all. This is basic. This is well known. Children are capable of following these rules.
    For future posts- please be civil and do so.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Spence

    At the risk of sounding corny, we all have just so much time in this world, and we know life can end in an instant, so let's try to do what we can to make life in this world better. There is so much sadness in the news from around the world, that when I hear of good things being done by people to help restore faith in others, I lose a little more cynicism and gain a little more hope. Not a lecture by me, just a thought... 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. va

    Florida is a dangerous place to walk.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dan C

    You people need a reality jolt. Life ain't fair. Bad things happen to good people. There's nothing you can do about it.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Spence

    "Florida is a dangerous place to walk." I know! Living in south Florida. And bicyclists especially so. Motorists can be be so crazy. You can't be too careful.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Spence

    "You people need a reality jolt. Life ain't fair. Bad things happen to good people. There's nothing you can do about it."
    I don't think anyone has said that life is "fair". Painful? Often it is. Yes, bad things DO happen, and can to the kindest of souls. I certainly don't presume to know why. Such things like this are out of our hands I would say.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tree

    My thoughts go out to the Dali Lama and his family.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dharmadude

    I'm interested in the fact that this dude was walking as part of a Tibetan Awareness campaign, and this fact has been completely ignored by CNN...yet...it's featured in all other sources I have read about this story.
    You name the driver of the vehicle, but not the reason why Jigme was walking on the highway at all.

    Many people from the Republic of China Press Office working at CNN? Perhaps they wrote this piece?

    Yes, I'm questioning your integrity.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tomaz

    may the peaceful one be comforted. May the return relative rest in peace!!! Crazy world. It would be of great service if it was one of those idiots regime puppets out there.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kevin

    We train ourselves to deny attachment, yet when a light of the world is stung we all feel the pain.

    February 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
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