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Troopers: Ohio boy struck, dragged 90 feet by SUV | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 42 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 11, 2011, titled Troopers: Ohio boy struck, dragged 90 feet by SUV | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Ohio troopers say a 6-year-old boy was seriously hurt when he was dragged about 90 feet underneath a sport utility vehicle.

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broken things

Blacklick, OH

#1 Apr 11, 2011
What a drag!
mark

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 11, 2011
To Broken Things:
Wouldn't it be a riot if this happened to your child or grandchild and we all made FUN about it?
And wouldn't it be even FUNNIER if this child ends up dying? It says a lot about you if you could make a joke about something like this......
It also says a LOT about your parents and how they raised you.
Just Saying

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 11, 2011
I do not understand how someone can not see what is in front of them let alone not knowing you hit something and was dragging a child and a bike underneath your car.

I hope and pray that this child makes a full recovery. I know this person didn't mean to hit the child but come on not knowing. Was her music up to loud or was was she busy on her phone. There has to be a reason she never seen the child.
Logic

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 11, 2011
19 year old driver. Need we think anymore? They should raise the driving age, especially since all teenagers do is text on their cell phones while driving. I see it every single day.

I pray this little boy makes it!
Rayman

Dayton, OH

#8 Apr 11, 2011
Of course she did not "see" this boy on his bicycle That is because SHE WAS NOT LOOKING. This type accident happens because most drivers just look for cars not pedestrians or people on bikes. It is ASSUMED that the streets or anything else is for cars ONLY. Probably another case of distracted or unfocused driving. People, if you choose not to look, not to stop at lights and stop signs and drive like your tail is on fire, just because of habit, may I suggest you need to reconsider. Thousands are injured everyday by cars in the USA. Totally preventable. This is a serious consequence to THE WAY WE CHOSE TO DRIVE!!
PhahQueh

Westerville, OH

#9 Apr 11, 2011
Thats why girls should not be allowed to drive.
i wish

Newell, PA

#10 Apr 11, 2011
Perhaps the real culprit is the crash safety oriented vehicles. Head rests so large that you can't see in the back seat let alone what is behind. Smaller windows, starting about the chin area. They may pass the crash test, but they are safety hazards to drive.
Will Burns

Austin, TX

#11 Apr 11, 2011
Not enough details of the scene. The article says the boys was riding on the sidewalk. There very well could be poor sight distance and driver could have seen nothing in front as the boy rode his bike in front of her. Neither one could be at fault. Simply bad location of things blocking view.

It also doesn't mention the make and modle of the SUV. if it was a surburban or Ford Excursion and the boy was on a 20" or smaller bike it is possible the dirver couldn't see or feel she was dragging anything.
Just Saying

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 11, 2011
PhahQueh wrote:
Thats why girls should not be allowed to drive.
If you don't have anything intelligent to say ... don't say anything ... please!
Just Saying

Columbus, OH

#13 Apr 11, 2011
Will Burns wrote:
Not enough details of the scene. The article says the boys was riding on the sidewalk. There very well could be poor sight distance and driver could have seen nothing in front as the boy rode his bike in front of her. Neither one could be at fault. Simply bad location of things blocking view.
It also doesn't mention the make and modle of the SUV. if it was a surburban or Ford Excursion and the boy was on a 20" or smaller bike it is possible the dirver couldn't see or feel she was dragging anything.
Tell you what ... if you are not already a reporter than maybe you should be. You have all the correct answers to ask and look for.

As for the driver ... it does not matter what kind of car she was driving. If you cannot see all around you to make sure it is alright to pull out and drive then GET ANOTHER car. As for the child ... if he was on the sidewalk riding his bike, he had done nothing wrong. Now if the drive thru does not have enough distance between the exit and the sidewalk then the fault would fall back on the owner.
17teen

Catawba, OH

#14 Apr 11, 2011
"19 year old driver. Need we think anymore? They should raise the driving age, especially since all teenagers do is text on their cell phones while driving. I see it every single day"

Agreed, but so do adults lets not pick on the teenagers now you naughty adults.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#15 Apr 11, 2011
Another checklist --

SUV? Check.
Female driver? Check.
Teenager? Check.
Using cell phone? Uncertain/probable.

The usual ingredients of a recipe for disaster.
Mayhem

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 11, 2011
Remember this??(cut and paste if the link is dead).

http://youtu.be/vtP-S9OS0o0
PhahQueh

Westerville, OH

#17 Apr 11, 2011
Just Saying wrote:
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If you don't have anything intelligent to say ... don't say anything ... please!
I was joking...where is your "intelligent" comment? Additionally, I didn't "say" anything, I typed it moron.

“American gvt is in the bag”

Since: Sep 10

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#18 Apr 11, 2011
Not long ago, I saw a young high school kid in a big SUV try to go around someone making a left turn and smack right into a fire hydrant. I think teen-aged drivers shouldn't be driving large SUVs.

“American gvt is in the bag”

Since: Sep 10

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#19 Apr 11, 2011
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>
If you don't have anything intelligent to say ... don't say anything ... please!
You're new around Topix aren't you?
The Happy Crab

Orlando, FL

#20 Apr 11, 2011
There is a strong possibility that the reason she didn't see him was that she was too busy texting.4315
Will Burns

Austin, TX

#21 Apr 11, 2011
The Happy Crab wrote:
There is a strong possibility that the reason she didn't see him was that she was too busy texting.4315
Sure because no one was ever ran over before the invention of cell phones with texting.
From the Powell Bubble

Portsmouth, OH

#22 Apr 11, 2011
I don't know....Six is pretty young to be riding a bike around a business that has cars entering and exiting. Six is kindergarten, first grade. I sure did not let me kid ride around traffic at that age. TO those idiots who think all teens should not be allowed to drive, you truly are dumber than a rock. many many true older adults are hideous drivers. So what are you going to propose? Only those who have non aggressive, docile personality's and IQ's over 130 get driver privileges? Your also talking about taking millions from the economy as Ohio demands all persons under 18 pay $500. for so called driving classes. And, the cost of the license for the state.

This is a horrible tragedy for the families of both children. Yes, the government may say a kid is an adult at 18 but 19 is still a child. I have a 19 and a 20 year old and I know they do some time take the wheel for granted. And, I know they still think like a kid but sometime more than some of the dopes driving at 35 and 40. So don't go blaming a female or a teen as though they may be contributing factors. So is the parent who sets their kid out on a bike without constant warning of driveways. Does the buseness have a sign at the exit that says "slow..children crossing?" It should if it is in a resedential area or has kids next door at the dry cleaner often. Just sayen

“American gvt is in the bag”

Since: Sep 10

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#23 Apr 11, 2011
Will Burns wrote:
...It also doesn't mention the make and modle of the SUV. if it was a surburban or Ford Excursion and the boy was on a 20" or smaller bike it is possible the dirver couldn't see or feel she was dragging anything.
It was a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica. This story has a little more detail:

http://www.thenews-messenger.com/article/2011...

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