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Child hit, dragged by car - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 53 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jul 3, 2010, titled Child hit, dragged by car - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

A "tough" 6-year-old boy was dragged about 55 feet when he was struck by a car on Davis Road Friday about 3:55 p.m., police said.

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Hiram Abiff- Ashby

Underhill Center, VT

#1 Jul 3, 2010
I don't know either of the involved kids, but am familiar with the road.
Big Wheels shouldnt be on the road, they are far too low, the father should have had the kid IN the driveway or walking in front of him to help with visibility.
Hope the little boys ok
Hey Parents

Stow, MA

#2 Jul 3, 2010
Parents need to keep kids out of the road!
Lucky

Leominster, MA

#3 Jul 3, 2010
Yes, people need to keep their kids out of the road, but drivers need to slow down and pay attention - especially on the country roads. It's not a race people! Just saw on the news that it was an 18 year old in possession of pot. Surprise surprise.

I hope the child is ok.

Leave it to the S&E to print the article with the editing notes.
JIm

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Jul 3, 2010
Big Wheels are too low, and children should not even be near the street on these things, parents need to make sure they stay away from the road.

Since Mass. residents displayed wisdom and decriminalized marijuana, is anyone surprised the 18 year old had some, voters have done a great dis-service to public safety
MJL-Fitchburg

Wellesley, MA

#5 Jul 3, 2010
"WHERE were the PARENTS"? HIS father said Connor was "riding in front of his home"--
peanut gallery

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Jul 3, 2010
Having pot on board is a red herring. I'm guessing his reaction times are better than a 70 year old out getting groceries. The point is kids flying out onto a main road on a Big Wheel is insanely dangerous, that could have been any one of us. Glad the little tyke sounds OK, but he will have to find a new runway.
city resident

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Jul 3, 2010
Lucky wrote:
Yes, people need to keep their kids out of the road, but drivers need to slow down and pay attention - especially on the country roads. It's not a race people! Just saw on the news that it was an 18 year old in possession of pot. Surprise surprise.
I hope the child is ok.
Leave it to the S&E to print the article with the editing notes.
At least it shows that they have a new editor who actually cares about what gets printed. Definitely a positive sign.

At least it shows the editor cares about what goes into print. I would say this is a positive insight and sign.
Tim

Gardner, MA

#8 Jul 3, 2010
I don't think it is a good idea for young children to be allowed to play unsupervised next to the road... The driver of the truck isn't the one who should be facing charges
Tim

Gardner, MA

#9 Jul 3, 2010
Also, if the driver of the truck had actually been smoking at the time instead of just having it in his possession, he probably would have been driving slow enough to dodge the kid... and the fact that the kid is okay after being hit proves that the driver of the truck was not going at excessive speeds... think about it
anon

Clinton, MA

#10 Jul 3, 2010
Porr little boy...Prayers are being sent his way. I have a little girl his age. It think the driver should have been more careful!!
He was probably high...Burned to many braing cells....
That's a horrible thing for a little boy & his family to have to go through.
how sad

Holden, MA

#11 Jul 3, 2010
i got an idea lets ban all child toys and make it law that any child playing within 50 feet of a public roadway can be arrested on sight but not the 18 yr old high driving 2 tons or more of solid steel, all but one post "anon" blamed the parent then made slight mentioned of the child being o.k , glad all you couch potatoes have your priorities right ma state law a driver of a motor vehicle must be in control at all times,not the child
Jeppers Creepers

Stow, MA

#12 Jul 3, 2010
Lucky wrote:
Yes, people need to keep their kids out of the road, but drivers need to slow down and pay attention - especially on the country roads. It's not a race people! Just saw on the news that it was an 18 year old in possession of pot. Surprise surprise.
I hope the child is ok.
Leave it to the S&E to print the article with the editing notes.
Does it matter if the driver was a bank robber or an ax murderer or a priest? This accident would not have happened if the kid was playing in his yard. It had nothing to do with speeding or the driver would have been cited on speeding charges. I hope all parents learn to keep their kids out of the road or have DSS come take them away.
Jeppers Creepers

Stow, MA

#13 Jul 3, 2010
how sad wrote:
i got an idea lets ban all child toys and make it law that any child playing within 50 feet of a public roadway can be arrested on sight but not the 18 yr old high driving 2 tons or more of solid steel, all but one post "anon" blamed the parent then made slight mentioned of the child being o.k , glad all you couch potatoes have your priorities right ma state law a driver of a motor vehicle must be in control at all times,not the child
Yup, blame someone else instead of addressing the real problem here....bad parents let their kids play in roads. End of story.
Jeppers Creepers

Stow, MA

#14 Jul 3, 2010
anon wrote:
Porr little boy...Prayers are being sent his way. I have a little girl his age. It think the driver should have been more careful!!
He was probably high...Burned to many braing cells....
That's a horrible thing for a little boy & his family to have to go through.
How often do you let your daughter play in the street? Do you think she's safe playing in the street under other circumstances? Don't you think the police checked to see if he was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Dont you think he would have been charged with it if he was? Maybe its just a case of the kid darted out in the road as was in the story....maybe this poor young man is absolutely a good kid who ran into a case of bad parents not watching their kid and now he's got to pay the price of their bad parenting forever on his insurance.
Jeppers Creepers

Stow, MA

#15 Jul 3, 2010
Tim wrote:
I don't think it is a good idea for young children to be allowed to play unsupervised next to the road... The driver of the truck isn't the one who should be facing charges
YES, finally someone who is intelligent to understand this. I feel extremely bad for the young driver who will have to pay forever for this. If it was an old lady nobody would be blaming her. Such a double standard. Bottom line is Bad Parents allow kids to play in the road. Good parents keep their children safe at all times.
too easy

Leominster, MA

#16 Jul 3, 2010
just be thankfull the 18 year old had the presense of mind to stop. Some people might just keep on driving. The kid is lucky to be alive and I believe a 6 yr old should be supervised when outside.
BOB

Sebago Lake, ME

#17 Jul 3, 2010
Tim wrote:
Also, if the driver of the truck had actually been smoking at the time instead of just having it in his possession, he probably would have been driving slow enough to dodge the kid... and the fact that the kid is okay after being hit proves that the driver of the truck was not going at excessive speeds... think about it
It's obvious that you don't know what your talking about! It was a car not a truck and did you ever stop to think it could have been the way the child was hit. 55' it took for the car to stop tells you something.
BDM

Gardner, MA

#18 Jul 3, 2010
Ok i know tucker personally and hes a good kid. I put this blame 100% on the parents of the child. You have to be the absolute worst parents ever to let a 6 year-old child play in the road on the main street? Good one. Thats the worst idea anyone has ever heard. Everyone just assumes that he was speeding because of his age and for the fact he hit the kid. Things would have been much worse had he actually been speeding, and had this kid had good parents he wouldnt have been in the street to start.
Reality

Gardner, MA

#19 Jul 3, 2010
Lets look at this from a new angle. The only way anyone would even think about letting their kid in the road is if the father,Wayne, was trying to get his son ripped out by the michelan tires.

What about a few questions, What if the boy on the big wheel had been the one driving under the influence? Big Wayne and his son may have smoked a joint before? Anyone heard of little kids stealing beer? Just a few questions for you to think about before you blame Tucker for anything.

I have an even bigger question. SUICIDE? If anyone other me actually looked into the case you would see that the both parents had cases of depression and the son showed early signs.

Anyways just some food for thought. I think McCluskey has some real work to do. Why was he trying to steal the stash from the scene?
America the Beautiful

Stow, MA

#20 Jul 3, 2010
BDM wrote:
Ok i know tucker personally and hes a good kid. I put this blame 100% on the parents of the child. You have to be the absolute worst parents ever to let a 6 year-old child play in the road on the main street? Good one. Thats the worst idea anyone has ever heard. Everyone just assumes that he was speeding because of his age and for the fact he hit the kid. Things would have been much worse had he actually been speeding, and had this kid had good parents he wouldnt have been in the street to start.
I do not know him but I am willing to believe Tucker was NOT at fault here. It sounds as though the child was not being supervised and he obviously was in the road. The driver said the kid suddenly darted out...that sounds like what a kid would do when his parents are not there to prevent that. Like someone else said here...it absolutley could have been any one of us that hit this kid that suddenly darted out in the road.

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