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Old 07-27-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Toddler wonders on a highway while parents asleep.





Toddler In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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This is a tricky one b/c some toddlers are extremely resourceful and manage to open doors, etc.

Alarm systems, dead bolts, extra locks: all these things can help.

I hope the child is ok
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: In the AC
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Very sad news - the little boy died. Prayers for the child, family, driver, and the wide circle of others affected by this tragedy.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'm not so sure you should be tagging the parents as "irresponsible". If we have a kid, should one of us supposed to stay up all night on firewatch (guard duty in civilian speak)? Based on the article I don't see that the parents are at fault.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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I'm not so sure you should be tagging the parents as "irresponsible". If we have a kid, should one of us supposed to stay up all night on firewatch (guard duty in civilian speak)? Based on the article I don't see that the parents are at fault.

If, as two adults, you're unable to contain a 3 year old child by using some combination of the enormous variety of options available, then yes, you need to stand firewatch.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm not so sure you should be tagging the parents as "irresponsible". If we have a kid, should one of us supposed to stay up all night on firewatch (guard duty in civilian speak)? Based on the article I don't see that the parents are at fault.
Who would you say SHOULD have been watching him (or at least have ensured he couldn't get out), then?
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: In the AC
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Children can figure things out at a much younger age than expected. One time escaping is an eye opener. Two times does make me wonder. The parents were already aware that the child could get out - it happened the day before. A simple eye-hook latch at about 5 feet does wonders keeping a little one safe.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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EXACTLY it is a repeated offense. They showed the door on the news and it only has door knob
lock. Dead bolts do not cost that much.

This is a toddler not a teenager . Toddler was just killed on a busy street. Another left in hot car
A toddler is to young to realize the danger of situations.
It Bad parenting at its best. just my opinion but hey if you guys want to condone it.
Then I have at it I just disagree
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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The link that you directed me to shows the story but did any of you read the comments below the story? One person claims to be a friend/neighbor of this couple and says that after the first time their son got out following the dog on Monday morning, they made modifications to the locks.

I do not know what all will show up on the investigation but we may find that they did indeed try to keep their child inside and thought they had escaped a tragedy on that Monday.

Hard to know and I am sure we will hear about it soon enough. However, if the parents were doing what they thought was right, some folks might feel bad for blaming them for this when they already feel as horrible as they do.

I am all about protecting our kiddos out there. I hope they were trying hard. They will look back at this moment the rest of their lives regardless.

Just sayin....
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I cannot believe that I am the voice of reason here. You all are basing your judgement based on an article that IMO doesn't have all the facts. Maybe there was a video somewhere that showed a broken door but I didn't see it.

I prefer to wait until a proper investigation has been conducted. But if you all trust WSOC that much, I guess that is your business. Just remember this rush to judgement if something ever happens and your name winds up in the paper.
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