7-Year-Old Girl Killed In ATV Accident

7-Year-Old Girl Killed In ATV Accident

There are 16 comments on the WJXT-TV story from Apr 12, 2010, titled 7-Year-Old Girl Killed In ATV Accident. In it, WJXT-TV reports that:

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 7-year-old Interlachen girl riding on an ATV Sunday evening was killed when the driver braked to avoid hitting two dogs and the vehicle overturned.

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Bubba

United States

#1 Apr 13, 2010
This is such a terrible tragity. At least she is in Gods hands now. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mercedes.
erin

Nicholasville, KY

#2 Apr 13, 2010
she went to my church and was in my sunday school class thats ashame she was so sweet
Wrong

Annapolis, MD

#3 Apr 16, 2010
Yes it is a shame bad things happen to little inocent children.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#4 Apr 25, 2010
Bubba wrote:
This is such a terrible tragity. At least she is in Gods hands now. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mercedes.
Yes, it is fairly common for dogs to make angels out of little kids. Dogs are sort of, "god's little angel makers".
kalub

United States

#5 Apr 28, 2010
Mercedes was a very nice little girl that was always so kind, and caring and please pray for the family "the Hummel's" thank and god bless
Felicitie

Tallahassee, FL

#6 Feb 10, 2011
She was my cuzzin and she was the cutest sweetest little girl in the world xD i miss her ever so much and wonder every night how God could let her die so young...
2cents

United States

#7 Jul 14, 2011
Was there no adult supervision? Did the parents get cited for letting the child ride an atv without a helmet? Did the driver of the atv get cited for riding atv on public roads?(even dirt roads)Were the owners of the dogs cited for not having thier dogs on a leash? Of course not.

If people are going to ignore helmet laws, leash laws & motor vehicle laws, this sort of thing will happen.

If you're going to live in a world of lawlessness just because you live "back in the woods" then you must accept the consequenses, however tragic they may be. Its just sad a little girl had to lose her life because her parents were too busy to properly supervise her atv riding & neighbors that think its ok to let thier dogs run loose. The tragedy could have been avoided if only the ADULTS did what they were supposed to do.
God

United States

#8 Jul 15, 2011
Felicitie wrote:
She was my cuzzin and she was the cutest sweetest little girl in the world xD i miss her ever so much and wonder every night how God could let her die so young...
I had nothing to do with it.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#9 Jul 18, 2011
Judges 1:19 says the lawd is powerless against iron chariots.
Yesterway

Alachua, FL

#11 Jul 21, 2011
2cents, I could not have put it better myself. Well said! People don't want to obey the laws and then say "oh what a shame" when disaster strikes. I personally am on a mission regarding unauthorized motor vehicles, roaming animals (cats and dogs), trespassing, and disturbing the peace. The Sheriff's office hears from me weekly and when I show them the videos I take of these law breakers the deputies do their job. It is making a difference in my community here in Putnam County. I am weary of the riff-raff moving into my community with their trashy, lawless lifestyles. I am going to continue to hold them accountable for their actions or they can learn how to live or get out!
2cents wrote:
Was there no adult supervision? Did the parents get cited for letting the child ride an atv without a helmet? Did the driver of the atv get cited for riding atv on public roads?(even dirt roads)Were the owners of the dogs cited for not having thier dogs on a leash? Of course not.
If people are going to ignore helmet laws, leash laws & motor vehicle laws, this sort of thing will happen.
If you're going to live in a world of lawlessness just because you live "back in the woods" then you must accept the consequenses, however tragic they may be. Its just sad a little girl had to lose her life because her parents were too busy to properly supervise her atv riding & neighbors that think its ok to let thier dogs run loose. The tragedy could have been avoided if only the ADULTS did what they were supposed to do.
concerned ex-citizen

United States

#12 Jul 26, 2011
Yesterway wrote:
2cents, I could not have put it better myself. Well said! People don't want to obey the laws and then say "oh what a shame" when disaster strikes. I personally am on a mission regarding unauthorized motor vehicles, roaming animals (cats and dogs), trespassing, and disturbing the peace. The Sheriff's office hears from me weekly and when I show them the videos I take of these law breakers the deputies do their job. It is making a difference in my community here in Putnam County. I am weary of the riff-raff moving into my community with their trashy, lawless lifestyles. I am going to continue to hold them accountable for their actions or they can learn how to live or get out!
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Save yourself alot of grief and just move before you get killed or arrested trying to defend yourself.
I tried all that once, look where it got me:

http://www.topix.com/forum/county/putnam-fl/T...
Yesterway

High Springs, FL

#13 Jul 26, 2011
concerned ex-citizen wrote:
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Save yourself alot of grief and just move before you get killed or arrested trying to defend yourself.
I tried all that once, look where it got me:
http://www.topix.com/forum/county/putnam-fl/T...
Yes, I saw that post. It is hard to believe but I believe it.I appreciate your recommendation and it is indeed a good one. However, the chances are good that I would move into a worse situation. At least where I am now I know the game and the players. I have been here now for 25 years. As it stands right now I am getting good results and feel encouraged to continue. Current technology makes winning a case much more cost effective and feasable. I spend hours at the gun range and can hit what I shoot at. As far as corruption and the courts are concerned I leave that to the Lord. He has not let me down yet and I have been through several dry valleys since I got here. I make sure that I do not bear false witness and do all I can to avoid violence and He gives me favor. Making a stand against evil is not for the faint hearted nor the weak in faith but as King David demonstrated one man can conquer an army.
PCSO doesnt enforce laws

United States

#14 Jul 27, 2011
Yesterway wrote:
2cents, I could not have put it better myself. Well said! People don't want to obey the laws and then say "oh what a shame" when disaster strikes. I personally am on a mission regarding unauthorized motor vehicles, roaming animals (cats and dogs), trespassing, and disturbing the peace. The Sheriff's office hears from me weekly and when I show them the videos I take of these law breakers the deputies do their job. It is making a difference in my community here in Putnam County. I am weary of the riff-raff moving into my community with their trashy, lawless lifestyles. I am going to continue to hold them accountable for their actions or they can learn how to live or get out!
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Do you remember any of the names of the officers? Or what policing district you are in? In the west district we call all the time and its the same story "theres nothing we can do about it". One time we called about a dog coming unto our property and damaging our property & menacing us. The responding officer (a captain!) arrived and tried to explain to me that he couldn't charge the dog with criminal mischief, because it was, well, a dog! I was like no shit sherlock, what about a leash law or something? After some coaxing i got the officer to agree to try to make contact with the owners. Apparently he didn't do much because the dog still roams free, growling at people, tearing up property and shitting in my yard. What a waste of time. Once in March we called PCSO about 2 teens outside our property with rifles sticking out under thier shirts, trying to intimidate us from interrupting thier drug dealings, we called 911 AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP!!! How can a call THAT serious get lost in the system? Luckily the teens went away by themselves, but what if they didn't? Needless to say we stopped calling the PCSO. We had to move because we couldn't tolerate the combination of criminal scumbags in the neighborhood & the officers at PCSO who don't do thier jobs & refuse to enforce the laws.(until something spirals out of control, of course) PCSO sucks, We moved to where the officers actually do thier jobs, thereby avoiding a situation like the one described by 2cents.
Just me

United States

#15 Jul 27, 2011
2cents wrote:
Was there no adult supervision? Did the parents get cited for letting the child ride an atv without a helmet? Did the driver of the atv get cited for riding atv on public roads?(even dirt roads)Were the owners of the dogs cited for not having thier dogs on a leash? Of course not.
If people are going to ignore helmet laws, leash laws & motor vehicle laws, this sort of thing will happen.
If you're going to live in a world of lawlessness just because you live "back in the woods" then you must accept the consequenses, however tragic they may be. Its just sad a little girl had to lose her life because her parents were too busy to properly supervise her atv riding & neighbors that think its ok to let thier dogs run loose. The tragedy could have been avoided if only the ADULTS did what they were supposed to do.
By "adults" you should include the deputies of the pcso who do not enforce helmet laws, lease laws & motor vehicle laws, etc.
wondering why

United States

#16 Jul 27, 2011
One time I called putnam county animal control
(a division of the pcso) to report a horse with a leash snagged on a tree, the horse was struggling to get loose & damaging my house in the process. On the phone the animal control officer said it was "not thier problem" and to call code enforcement instead. I couldn't believe my ears. Whats code enforcement going to do? Give them 30 days to remove the horse? I didn't have 30 days, i had an emergency situation and once again the "authorities" of putnam county let me down. I'm so sick of it. That horse could have easily killed somebody while struggling to break free.
To this day (5 months after first being reported) the horse still runs free in our residential neighborhood. I still find horse tracks and poop on my lawn when i get home from work. The owners apparently refuse to get rid of the horse. Its not just the cops, the whole county is trying to hide the fact that they are seriously screwed-up, and they are.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#17 Jul 27, 2011
Vrooom vrooom!

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