Child hit by dump truck

Oct 11, 2012 Full story: The Elizabethton Star 553

The Elizabethton Police Department, Elizabethton Fire Department and Carter County Rescue Squad were called to the intersection at 1:20 p.m. Thursday.

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wondering

Macon, GA

#41 Oct 12, 2012
She is not in jail. Damn you all are sorry excuses for humans. LET THEM FU****G GRIEVE
poor kid

Washington, DC

#42 Oct 12, 2012
I know some one that knows someone who knew the woman and apparently she was under investigation when her 4yearold got hit. And i saw the whole thing. They werent using the crosswalk button provided to prevent such a thing and mom had a dog and a cell phone in her hands when she should have been holding her kids hand when the older kid ran across the younger followed. He was pronounced DOA at the hospital and before paramedics got there the lady was cussing the truck driver while two caring people got out of their vehicle and performed cpr on the young boy.
Anonymous

Waynesville, NC

#43 Oct 12, 2012
Either way its a horrible tragedy. If the mother was in the wrong (Im not saying she was!)...but if....she will have to live with this for the rest of her life. That would be punishment enough on anyone who has any heart at all. Im still keeping her and the driver in my prayers as well as all who had to witness such a nightmare.
Youth

Columbus, NC

#44 Oct 12, 2012
Lemonade wrote:
Well, I had a small child. She didn't jerk away from me when she was little. She knew better. When I was small, I sure didn't jerk away from my mom, because I knew better.
It's amazing how people will explain away an event without knowing any of the facts. I'm not casting blame on anyone at this point, but quit explaining away what happened and calling it an "accident" if you really don't know the facts.
.whatever.... Your comment is un true. Whats your point anyhow. You sound like a trouble maker . Kids do this type of behavior all the time.
RIP_sweetlittlea ngel

Davenport, FL

#45 Oct 12, 2012
I agree, there is a time & a place to discuss what happened. Right now is NOT that time. The poor little boy hasn't even been laid to rest yet & everybody is already making assumptions. I was not there, I couldn't begin to tell you how it all happened. I have heard many stories from many different witnesses claiming that the mother was not paying any attention at all to either of the children. IF, that is the case, then the mother WILL pay when all the surveillance videos are reviewed. But for now, let's let everyone that was involved in this horrific ACCIDENT some time to grieve. Please people! Once those videos are reviewed & investigators find out what really happened, THEN we can start pointing fingers & bashing this so-called negligent mother. Until then... Let the sweet innocent baby boy rest in peace. <3

Since: Jun 12

Limestone

#46 Oct 13, 2012
The only importance is that a precious, little, innocent child is dead. That is absolutely heartbreaking to me.
Sharon

Kingsport, TN

#47 Oct 13, 2012
poor kid wrote:
I know some one that knows someone who knew the woman and apparently she was under investigation when her 4yearold got hit. And i saw the whole thing. They werent using the crosswalk button provided to prevent such a thing and mom had a dog and a cell phone in her hands when she should have been holding her kids hand when the older kid ran across the younger followed. He was pronounced DOA at the hospital and before paramedics got there the lady was cussing the truck driver while two caring people got out of their vehicle and performed cpr on the young boy.
For the mother to curse the truck driver is absolutely inexcusable! It was HER fault - 100%. She is NO "lady". She should have been on her knees PRAYING! She is UNFIT, totally irresponsible, and worthless as a so-called "mother". It sounds like, from other posts, that she may have been a "working" woman carrying a bag of pills rather than taking care of her child. Also, if the father cared one iota about this child the child would not have been with this lowlife.
curious

Johnson City, TN

#48 Oct 13, 2012
deadbeat wrote:
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Haha...so laughable! You must be believing the bullshit mom was spouting trying to blame everyone else. I was at McDonalds. Mom was in Walgreens parking lot across the street behind the iron fence talking on her phone. Child was killed less than 20 feet from me. Roughly 80 feet from mom.
He wasn't holding her hand. There is FULL VIDEO of the incident captured on the bank ATM camera.
I feel horrible for the precious child. I feel horrible for mom and dad. But I was there.
Mom was no.where near. Also, I understand mom was juiced on Suboxone and other medications. I see a big fat "negligent homicide" charge coming.
I hope the investigators have this video. I know the driver and he is a good person and a damn good driver. To hear anyone say that this is his fault is just wrong. He had the turn light so the crosswalk didn't say walk. I don't want to blame the mom cause I know she is going through hell. It for some unknown reason was God's plan for the little guy.
whistleblower

Johnson City, TN

#49 Oct 13, 2012
To Sharon and all the rest of you "hens",
Until all the facts are known, I think it is truly disgusting that you people are willing to trash this woman who has lost her son. You know nothing about her, her life, her choices, parenting skills, etc...To judge someone based solely on the speculation that is being posted on here is unbelievably irresponsible. All of you really need to spend less time judging people and situations you know nothing about and spend a LOT more time reflecting on your own character.
curious

Johnson City, TN

#50 Oct 13, 2012
Gail wrote:
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The truck driver DID nothing wrong! Mother - YES, IF she did not have control of her son. As for being on welfare, and not working, people get the idea mother had time to get "juiced" as someone else alleges. If you work, you don't have time for such nonsense. WHERE is the father, not mentioned anywhere?
Heis up in the prison in Mountain City.
clues

Johnson City, TN

#51 Oct 13, 2012
wondering wrote:
She is not in jail. Damn you all are sorry excuses for humans. LET THEM FU****G GRIEVE
She has been though for selling drugs. I seen the offical paper from the carter county court saying so.
deadbeat

Charlotte, NC

#52 Oct 13, 2012
curious wrote:
<quoted text>I hope the investigators have this video. I know the driver and he is a good person and a damn good driver. To hear anyone say that this is his fault is just wrong. He had the turn light so the crosswalk didn't say walk. I don't want to blame the mom cause I know she is going through hell. It for some unknown reason was God's plan for the little guy.
They DO have the video. And for all of those wondering about dad...he was there, in Walgreens and had no idea what had happened until it was all over. He was in the hospital room with the boy while Paramedics and Nurses and Doctors worked on his son. His grief was overwhelming.

Mom DID cuss the truck driver at the scene without attending to her child. The truck driver was not in fault in any way and the video will prove it. The driver was also escorted by police to Sycamore Shoals for drug testing then released. He was CLEAN....unlike the mom.

You can't stop a 5-ton truck on a dime. The UNATTENDED boy ran in front of him. The poor truck driver will live with the feeling the rest of his life. The poor beautiful child is in a better place.
Call me mean

Johnson City, TN

#53 Oct 13, 2012
Mom is currently under indictment for selling drugs. But I guess I'm just mean for pointing that out.

She was more concerned about holding her dog and her phone than she was in holding her little boy's hand.

Yeah, I grieve for this child and anyone who loved him. I also grieve for any kid who doesn't have a decent mother.
clues

Johnson City, TN

#54 Oct 13, 2012
Call me mean wrote:
Mom is currently under indictment for selling drugs. But I guess I'm just mean for pointing that out.
She was more concerned about holding her dog and her phone than she was in holding her little boy's hand.
Yeah, I grieve for this child and anyone who loved him. I also grieve for any kid who doesn't have a decent mother.
Your not mean, just stating the facts. I pulled her mug shot from April up.Violation of probation. She shouldn't have had any children period. Just goes to show God does what he sees fit
RIP

Hollywood, FL

#55 Oct 13, 2012
All you have to do is google the mother's name and a story from the Eliz Star pops up. She was caught shoplifting from Walmart back in March. When they searched her purse, she had 280 random narcotic pills, suboxone strips, and a ton of cash. Maybe they should drug test her! This little boy deserved so much more in life!
wish_u_knew

Dayton, OH

#56 Oct 13, 2012
Im at a loss for words. I know the family through mutual friends and have seen this mother with her child and she fits the criteria of what I personally would call a 'bad mother'. As far as I saw the kid was never put in any kind of danger and was always bathed and such, but sadly deprived of attention. I too am a mother and I grieve for the family and for Tiffany because although she may have not been a great mom she did love him. She may have her priorities a little messed up, but maybe this is the bottom she needed to turn her life around. I agree with above posts that she should be drug tested and actions should be taken.

Since: Jun 12

Limestone

#57 Oct 13, 2012
All this bad stuff may or may not be true about the mother & father. I dont know. All I do know is that they lost a child. For that alone my heart breaks for them.
hummm

Kingsport, TN

#58 Oct 13, 2012
Sharon wrote:
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For the mother to curse the truck driver is absolutely inexcusable! It was HER fault - 100%. She is NO "lady". She should have been on her knees PRAYING! She is UNFIT, totally irresponsible, and worthless as a so-called "mother". It sounds like, from other posts, that she may have been a "working" woman carrying a bag of pills rather than taking care of her child. Also, if the father cared one iota about this child the child would not have been with this lowlife.
SHE IS NO MOTHER EITHER, if she was high on drugs and had $1,000 on her. Bet she was getting more drugs filled plus making big money on the side. SO SAD that a 4 yr child has to pay with their life for their parents mistakes and stupidity.
DeeDee

Kingsport, TN

#59 Oct 13, 2012
clues wrote:
<quoted text>She has been though for selling drugs. I seen the offical paper from the carter county court saying so.
From what I hear, she was taken directly to jail. That is where her worthless self belongs. You can "Google" her name, and see her mugshot. Her Facebook page says she "Works at Being A Mommy". She SHOULD have worked HARDER. I KNEW she did not work a regular job the minute I saw her. Heard she has been caught for meth, etc., etc. IF she had a bag of pills, and $1,000.00, you don't have to draw me a picture of where the $$ came from. You can see the precious child, who was killed, on the mother's Facebook page. I hope Children's Services has the other child. Praying for the beautiful little boy, and for the truck driver who did NOTHING wrong. Mommy's fault - ALL OF IT!
Sweetpea

Elizabethton, TN

#60 Oct 13, 2012
The father is in prison in mountain city..tenn.

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