As stated previously, the moderators of The Message Vault are always concerned when it comes to injury, sickness or death, that information only be posted by a family member, or be posted with a link to a recognized news source such as a local newspaper/on line newspaper that has already reported the information to the public.
This is our way of knowing that family and friends have had the opportunity/time to be informed of an event or situation involving those that they are close to.
Unless you are a family member, please do not create posts that include injury/sickness or death information without including a link to an official source.
(Note: Although the information will often prove out to be correct, please do not site "I read on Facebook" or "I received a tweet" as the source. Things reported on Facebook/Twitter sometimes prove to be false, and unfortunately, we have a culture in this country now where a lot of folks want to be the first with "Breaking News" and will put their need to be first with the story over the need to verify, and over the very real needs of the family at what is a difficult time.)
Thank you to family members who have taken the time to post here when something occurs that directly effects your family and those who you are close to. In many ways, we are often part of that family. Thank you also to those who provide links to sources when letting us know about recent events that have occurred in the racing community.
As we've said before, we never have to be first with the news, but we always have to be considerate of family members and friends of those directly involved. When something is posted, it has to be right, and has to be sourced.