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PostPosted: 10/03/03 - 17:55    Post subject: So your unsupervised child gets hit by a car
And the first thing you do is yell at the driver for speeding.
Your husband is a doctor and she picks up the girl and runs past the paramedic and yells at the officer to get her to the hospital.

Once the situation is calmed down, the girl was okay flown to CHOP and sorted out.

The driver completed a statement cooberated by a "mother" witness who agreed with everything that the driver said. All of the moms on the street, one of which was double parked talking to another mom, blocking the striking vehicles view, all said the driver was speeding.

The girl who was struck was riding a scooter, not wearing a helmet and came from between two parked cars.

Oh no one was watching her either.

The speed based on evidence on the scene, the driver was going 8.2 miles per hour. We had to really do a lot of math on this but all of our mock ups come up with the same thing.

BTW doctor dad, you may have caused more damage picking up you daughter and running with her dummy.

People were callling and demanding watch children sign.

I want to post them on the peoples front door facing in.

The driver was completely honest and cooperative. Oh and he has two young kids too and feel horrible.


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PostPosted: 10/03/03 - 17:58    Post subject:
"witnesses" Yeesh.
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PostPosted: 10/03/03 - 18:12    Post subject:
okay...I'll give mom a little leeway....she was scared and reacted wrong, screaming at the driver is forgivable...we all can act strangely in this type of situation.

the lying stuff afterwards is totally unforgiveable.


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PostPosted: 10/03/03 - 18:16    Post subject:
runaroundsue wrote:
okay...I'll give mom a little leeway....she was scared and reacted wrong, screaming at the driver is forgivable...we all can act strangely in this type of situation.

the lying stuff afterwards is totally unforgiveable.


sue


yes absolutely Sue. Her daughter was hit at the end of the street, about 1/4 mile away from her house. She got in her car and sped past our officer to the scene screaming about the drivers speeding. She was almost given a ticket. It was a chaotic scene because about 20 kids were out also so it took us several minutes to sort it out.

The mom once she calmed down realized her over reaction but wait until she finds out the drivers true speed.
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PostPosted: 10/03/03 - 18:26    Post subject:
What a sad situation. I'm glad she'll be okay. I hope the parents apologize once they've settled down.
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PostPosted: 10/03/03 - 20:15    Post subject:
Another reminder that we really cannot take our eyes off our kids for even a second.

And not wearing a helmet??? Honestly, that doesn't make any sense to me. Is the mom getting fined for that? She SHOULD. Here in Charlotte the parents can get fined if their kids are hurt on anything with wheels and they were not wearing a helmet--according to my pediatrician anyway.
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PostPosted: 10/03/03 - 20:33    Post subject:
kattzoo wrote:
What a sad situation. I'm glad she'll be okay. I hope the parents apologize once they've settled down.


She won't. These are people who let their kid ride a scooter without a helmet and didn't either teach the child enough to not ride in the street, much less into the street between parked cars.

You didn't say how old she was. Was she young enough to need supervision, or old enough to know better had someone taking the time to teach her?
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