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Old 05-02-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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Nine-Year Old Boy Critically Injured In Crash After Taking Parents Car For A Joy Ride. « CBS Philly

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According to Philadelphia police, a 9-year-old boy took his parents car for a joy ride on Sunday morning without their knowledge and ended up crashing the car on the Roosevelt Boulevard.
Police said it happened shortly after 9 a.m. The boy took the family’s 1999 Chevy Malibu and was driving north on the boulevard’s outer lanes, when he lost control. The vehicle struck a tree, flipped over twice, but the boy was not ejected.
It seems pretty obvious that the parents were not responsible and left their keys out where this innocent child could find them. And they also failed to properly secure their car. This child was severely injured, and other innocent people could have been killed. This incident would have been avoided if the parents had simply done the responsible thing and secured their keys in a way that would keep this child from getting to them.

Should the parents be charged and prosecuted for their irresponsible behavior?
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: North America
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Nine-Year Old Boy Critically Injured In Crash After Taking Parents Car For A Joy Ride. « CBS Philly



It seems pretty obvious that the parents were not responsible and left their keys out where this innocent child could find them. And they also failed to properly secure their car. This child was severely injured, and other innocent people could have been killed. This incident would have been avoided if the parents had simply done the responsible thing and secured their keys in a way that would keep this child from getting to them.

Should the parents be charged and prosecuted for their irresponsible behavior?

Yes.

And please don't make a paralell to gun ownership, it's getting old.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Yes.

And please don't make a paralell to gun ownership, it's getting old.
Excuse me? And you are?????????????????? Who to tell someone what to post?

Now....back in the good old days, parents would take responsibility. That's what parents used to do. They didn't jump up and sue, they didn't place blame, they didn't go screeching and wailing all over the place. They took responsibility and learned from their mistakes.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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Parents fault. If for nothing else, lousy parenting, resulting in the actions of that stupid kid.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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Cars should be illegal and the parent's were grossly negligent and should be thrown in jail for this incident. As a matter of fact, all parents should go to jail when their young children do something that could have been prevented if the parents had never severed the umbilical cord.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: North America
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Excuse me? And you are?????????????????? Who to tell someone what to post?

Now....back in the good old days, parents would take responsibility. That's what parents used to do. They didn't jump up and sue, they didn't place blame, they didn't go screeching and wailing all over the place. They took responsibility and learned from their mistakes.

Your opinion of me means exactly 0, partner. Peddle that someplace else. If you don't like what I post, put me on ignore.

The blame game started with Gen X and continues through the millenials.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I dunno..let's "share" the blame with Chevy for making that car available to be sold.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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The blame game started with Gen X and continues through the millenials.
I'm plenty sure that the blame game started before that


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Old 05-02-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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It depends. Was the car specifically marketed to children?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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I'm plenty sure that the blame game started before that

OMG. PORN! Think of the children.
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