4-year-old killed in 'tragic accident'

4-year-old killed in 'tragic accident'

There are 24 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Aug 4, 2008, titled 4-year-old killed in 'tragic accident'. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

A Kokomo family grieves for a four-year-old girl after her grandfather accidentally ran over her.

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Responsible Parent

Bloomington, IL

#1 Aug 4, 2008
When I am with my kids, I am an ever-watching Hawk. They, the kids can get into anything and everything. You HAVE to KEEP and EYE out for them EVERYTIME! Children are way to young to understand dangerous areas, and can not look out for themselves. YOU MUST ALWAYS look out for them, always. Just like when children fall into pools, the parents say I only left them for a minute, and that's all it takes. Watch your kids always!!
SamT

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Aug 4, 2008
Okay. Now, god-fearing people, I need an explanation. If there really is a god, how in the world could he let something like this happen to a little girl in a CHURCH parking lot??? This is what puts doubts in my mind. So tragic!
Gladys

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#3 Aug 4, 2008
I'm a car saleswoman and our SUVS and Vans have rearview camaras and/or back-up sensors (dealership in PR)... If they don't come with back sensors (smaller SUV's) they can be installed. It's a small inversion that could save so much if required by law!!! Que lastima!!!
mayra

Monterrey, Mexico

#4 Aug 4, 2008
Don jesus nuestras mas sentidas condolencias
hechele ganas todo para delante que nosostros lo necesitamos
lo queremos mucho ANIMO!!!
saludos ala familia
se que fue un accidente y que duele mucho
pero cuenta con todos nosotros
LO QUEREMOS MUCHO A USTED Y ATODA LA FAMILIA
mi bebe y yo les mandamos una abrazo bien fuerte
y los esperamos por aca pronto
DIOS LOS BENDIGA Y SE QUE EL LES VA A DAR LAS FUERZAS QUE NECESITAN!!!
aaaaa

Greenwood, IN

#5 Aug 4, 2008
i am right there with you SAM T, it is hard to believe that there is an omnipotent god out there when tragic things happen to children. everyday a child is being hurt, killed, molested, raped or exploited. it puts a doubt in my mind that god is real of all powerful. how could he let this and other unspeakable things happen to our children?
disgusted

Russell Springs, KY

#6 Aug 4, 2008
Gladys wrote:
I'm a car saleswoman and our SUVS and Vans have rearview camaras and/or back-up sensors (dealership in PR)... If they don't come with back sensors (smaller SUV's) they can be installed. It's a small inversion that could save so much if required by law!!! Que lastima!!!
Back-up sensors would not have prevented this horrible accident. If you are going to exploit this grieving family for your financial gain, at least have the common decency to read the article and get the story straight!

My heart and prayers for this family. I can not even imagine the pain you must be suffering.
Tam

Gradyville, PA

#7 Aug 4, 2008
While I pray for the grandfather, I am once again disgusted that the uncle or another adult left this little girl alone - apparently to her own devices. Children are just that - CHILDREN. I am sick to death of reading these headlines month after month, year after year. I cannot imagine living with the guilt and pain, but parents and other adults are simply not paying attention to where these little ones are! Just yesterday a father and four older children left a four year old child back in the airport - and never even knew it until alerted by flight attendants when the girl was discovered back in the airport!! My husband and I have trained ourselves to look in the back seat, even when we know we are driving alone, because of so many forgotten children in the heat of the summer. Anyone who blames the "blind spot" on this tragedy has missed the mark - a responsible adult should have been with this child at all times in the parking lot. I do not blame the grandfather at all.
Marie

AOL

#9 Aug 4, 2008
disgusted wrote:
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At this time, satan has free-reign over the world. We also have to remember that due to our free-will evil reigns on the just and the unjust. We are surely in those last days.
I agree with you. Bad things happen to good people, free will comes with a price. And to those who question "why?", nothing we tell you about God will matter because you still won't believe us, you need to be asking Jesus to help you understand. God bless this family and their church family. God bless you all. Jesus is The Great Comforter, He says.. "Come to me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest."
Vicki

Chico, CA

#10 Aug 4, 2008
This is just sad. I hope the family can move on and not blame the grandfather or the uncle for this accident. I wish all parents would teach their children to stay away from cars and out of parking lots without an adult standing next to them. It's just too easy not to see them since they are so small.
My heart goes out to the kid's family.
BIG D at BKNY

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Aug 4, 2008
Sad, so Sad. God Bless the family. Grandfather forgive yourself, it was an accident.
Flem

Long Beach, CA

#13 Aug 4, 2008
God Fearing wrote:
The Lord works in mysterious ways; it is not for us to understand his plan. Maybe the child would have grown up to be an atheist or gay and God was protecting the parents from shame and grief. Everything happens for a reason and is a lesson from God. My family is very God fearing and none of our children are gay or have been run over by a SUV. Rather than blaming God, people should try to find where they have failed Him.
So you only do what you do out of fear? I'm sure God don't look kindly on that. Also a bit of an admission of how vile you are. The average person doesn't need to do good or be good out of fear but out of their own sense of goodness and feelings of right. Also I hope you end up in the blindspot of a gay SUV.

Since: Aug 08

Pennsylvania

#15 Aug 5, 2008
god fearing wrote: "he Lord works in mysterious ways; it is not for us to understand his plan. Maybe the child would have grown up to be an atheist or gay and God was protecting the parents from shame and grief. Everything happens for a reason and is a lesson from God. My family is very God fearing and none of our children are gay or have been run over by a SUV. Rather than blaming God, people should try to find where they have failed Him."
What in the world does being gay or atheist have to do with this tragic ACCIDENT?! why would you say something like this; a family just lost a 4 yr old little girl. I'm sure God has a plan but i really don't think that he was protecting the parents from shame. Who cares that your children are not gay, its not about you, its about a child who lost her life and the family that is grieving. You need to think about what you wrote..
Freedom

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Aug 5, 2008
god fearing wrote: "he Lord works in mysterious ways; it is not for us to understand his plan. Maybe the child would have grown up to be an atheist or gay and God was protecting the parents from shame and grief. Everything happens for a reason and is a lesson from God. My family is very God fearing and none of our children are gay or have been run over by a SUV. Rather than blaming God, people should try to find where they have failed Him."

Unbelievable! My family were all church-going people growing up and my brother is gay, so how do you account for that? I guess God decided he didn't want to spare my parents the "shame and grief" of having a gay sibling. Fortunately, we didn't grow up to be narrow-minded. By your way of thinking, you are saying that God strikes down all of his "mistakes."
Afwife

New York, NY

#17 Aug 5, 2008
God Fearing people like you make me sick....
oh please

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#18 Aug 5, 2008
aaaaa wrote:
i am right there with you SAM T, it is hard to believe that there is an omnipotent god out there when tragic things happen to children. everyday a child is being hurt, killed, molested, raped or exploited. it puts a doubt in my mind that god is real of all powerful. how could he let this and other unspeakable things happen to our children?
You can't just throw that on God. When we were given free will things changed. But He has put people in the world who are actually trying to stop it, instead of complain from the comfort of their compluter desk.
God Fearing

Berkeley, CA

#20 Aug 5, 2008
Freedom wrote:
god fearing wrote: "he Lord works in mysterious ways; it is not for us to understand his plan. Maybe the child would have grown up to be an atheist or gay and God was protecting the parents from shame and grief. Everything happens for a reason and is a lesson from God. My family is very God fearing and none of our children are gay or have been run over by a SUV. Rather than blaming God, people should try to find where they have failed Him."
Unbelievable! My family were all church-going people growing up and my brother is gay, so how do you account for that? I guess God decided he didn't want to spare my parents the "shame and grief" of having a gay sibling. Fortunately, we didn't grow up to be narrow-minded. By your way of thinking, you are saying that God strikes down all of his "mistakes."
Must be the sins of the parents being visited on the children. You went to church; so what makes you so sure that you went to the right church? If your gay brother still goes to that church, then you know it is an abomination unto the Lord.
Freedom

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Aug 5, 2008
God Fearing wrote:
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Must be the sins of the parents being visited on the children. You went to church; so what makes you so sure that you went to the right church? If your gay brother still goes to that church, then you know it is an abomination unto the Lord.
What makes you so sure YOU'RE going to the right church?? Stop judging. Every one falls short of the glory of God, and, according to the Christian religion, Jesus Christ has redeemed us from our sins. Whether you agree with it or not, God is using my brother's musical talent for His own good; my brother is the musical director of a very large church, and has been for many years, in addition to being involved with a lot of other churches' music programs. I'm not sure what I believe about God, and I don't believe the Bible word for word, but I am pretty sure that God -- whoever He is -- is more loving and less narrow-minded than you are.

“Nice Gloomy, Spooky Day”

Since: Apr 07

Uniondale , NY (Nassau Cty)

#23 Aug 5, 2008
Flem wrote:
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how vile you are. Also I hope you end up in the blindspot of a gay SUV.
You're a real gem yourself Flem.
a friend

Gurnee, IL

#24 Aug 6, 2008
I knew Beatrice and she was the sweetest, most precious little girl you could ever meet. I think everyone needs to pray for her family and realize it was an accident, God didn't MAKE it happen, ACCIDENTS happen. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
lawl

Burnley, UK

#25 Aug 12, 2008
She'll be standing in minivan blind spot's in heaven.

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