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Strange & Unusual - Arkansas Toddler Dies Inside Auto-Starting ...

There are 21 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Jun 2, 2007, titled Strange & Unusual - Arkansas Toddler Dies Inside Auto-Starting .... In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

By Tom Yazwinski KARK/NBC News Channel ROMANCE, AR -- Around 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon the White County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call a home on Snowbird Lane.

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tigertuu

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#1 Jun 2, 2007
So how did the 18 month old close the door to the dishwasher?

Since: Apr 07

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Jun 3, 2007
Auto-Start ? I don't buy it. I'd love to hear the answer to tigertuu's question. All primary suspicions aside, how do you spell "child neglect" ?

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#3 Jun 3, 2007
amadeus39 wrote:
Auto-Start ? I don't buy it. I'd love to hear the answer to tigertuu's question. All primary suspicions aside, how do you spell "child neglect" ?
I agree with you. I read in the story that the "father" was asleep when this happened?!?!?!!!! Just a few days ago, when the two babies drowned in pond, everyone was very ready to throw the sitter to the wolves because she was sleeping. So, you are correct, this is clearly a case of child neglect.

The Big Time

“Runs Like a Deere”

Since: Jan 07

Forest Park, GA

#4 Jun 3, 2007
First and foremost this is Tragic,

I pray that the People involved find the TRUTH,

accidental or intentional

Everyone needs a prayer right now
tigertuu

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#5 Jun 3, 2007
Mom in Lake City wrote:
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I agree with you. I read in the story that the "father" was asleep when this happened?!?!?!!!! Just a few days ago, when the two babies drowned in pond, everyone was very ready to throw the sitter to the wolves because she was sleeping. So, you are correct, this is clearly a case of child neglect.
Everyone must sleep. The girl, the father, everyone! Still, I want to know how the 18 month old crawled inside the dishwasher and got the door closed. Seems to me if the dishwasher is designed this way, it is faulty and I would like to know what kind it is so I don't buy it. I, myself take naps with my kids.

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#6 Jun 3, 2007
tigertuu wrote:
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Everyone must sleep. The girl, the father, everyone! Still, I want to know how the 18 month old crawled inside the dishwasher and got the door closed. Seems to me if the dishwasher is designed this way, it is faulty and I would like to know what kind it is so I don't buy it. I, myself take naps with my kids.
I agree with you that everyone needs to sleep. And like you said, you take naps WHEN THE KIDS DO, not when they're roaming around the house!!!
tigertuu

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#7 Jun 4, 2007
Mom in Lake City wrote:
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I agree with you that everyone needs to sleep. And like you said, you take naps WHEN THE KIDS DO, not when they're roaming around the house!!!
Mom, I hate to tell you this, but they get up and wander around the house. I have 6 kids. The oldest 3 are basically grown. Have no idea how they managed to survive their childhood. My son escaped around 11pm one night. Security Guard shows up and asks me where my son was. I said,'In bed'. He says 'are you sure.' I look around the corner, my son say's 'hi mommy' from some stranger's arms. He was two. The year after that, despite childproof door knobs (not) he escaped and walked three blocks away to the pool. Fortunately, he knew how to swim and there he was, swimming away. I was awake both of those times. No drugs, no alcohol. He is 19 years old now. I won't even go into the things that happened with my other kids. They escape, they sneak. I think they are bent on self destruct for years. Now I hope to get the younger three raised without any disasters.

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#8 Jun 4, 2007
I lost my son and was awake cleaning the house. We even had a fence in deck, with a lock on the door to keep the kids on the deck. I heard someone crying and took off running. He was in the neighbors pop up camper that was stored in his yard. How that child got out is beyond me and he was stuck in the camper but couldn't open the door. I thank God we found him safe...

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#9 Jun 5, 2007
tigertuu wrote:
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Mom, I hate to tell you this, but they get up and wander around the house. I have 6 kids. The oldest 3 are basically grown. Have no idea how they managed to survive their childhood. My son escaped around 11pm one night. Security Guard shows up and asks me where my son was. I said,'In bed'. He says 'are you sure.' I look around the corner, my son say's 'hi mommy' from some stranger's arms. He was two. The year after that, despite childproof door knobs (not) he escaped and walked three blocks away to the pool. Fortunately, he knew how to swim and there he was, swimming away. I was awake both of those times. No drugs, no alcohol. He is 19 years old now. I won't even go into the things that happened with my other kids. They escape, they sneak. I think they are bent on self destruct for years. Now I hope to get the younger three raised without any disasters.
I do understand what you're saying. I guess I'm just very lucky. My daughter is 14 yrs old, and I've never had to experiance any of this. Even when I worked midnight shift, she never got away from my. But, I do understand your point. I guess when something like this happens, even though it's clear it was an accident, most people look for someone to blame. Unfortunately, it's usually the parents that people look to for answers. Human nature, I guess.
But, again, I do see your point, and i'm soory if I offened anyone. Just frustrated about all the child deaths that have been in the news lately!!!

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#10 Jun 5, 2007
Sorry for the typo's. Arthritic hands don't work very well so early in the morning!!!
straight from savannah

Jacksonville, FL

#11 Jun 5, 2007
tigertuu wrote:
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Everyone must sleep. The girl, the father, everyone! Still, I want to know how the 18 month old crawled inside the dishwasher and got the door closed. Seems to me if the dishwasher is designed this way, it is faulty and I would like to know what kind it is so I don't buy it. I, myself take naps with my kids.
There is a dishwasher designed this way, I should know, I have on at my house. It is made to auto start when the door is closed and locked in position, although I am not sure how the toddler could have closed the door....but then again, toddlers can do amazing things that we never expect them to do. I have a five year old little girl who has kept me on my toes since the moment she was mobile. Lots of times parents fall asleep while their children are awake in the house, it is tragic however I wouldn't go as far as to say this father is neglectful....children are quick, sometimes very sneaky and can get into trouble in the snap of a finger. This poor man, I pray for him and his family.
tigertuu

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#12 Jun 5, 2007
No offense taken. You are right. Too many children die.

The Big Time

“Runs Like a Deere”

Since: Jan 07

Forest Park, GA

#13 Jun 5, 2007
straight from savannah wrote:
<quoted text>There is a dishwasher designed this way, I should know, I have on at my house. It is made to auto start when the door is closed and locked in position, although I am not sure how the toddler could have closed the door....but then again, toddlers can do amazing things that we never expect them to do. I have a five year old little girl who has kept me on my toes since the moment she was mobile. Lots of times parents fall asleep while their children are awake in the house, it is tragic however I wouldn't go as far as to say this father is neglectful....children are quick, sometimes very sneaky and can get into trouble in the snap of a finger. This poor man, I pray for him and his family.
one report said it starts when the door is closed,

and some buttons are pushed.....

it sounds like that what ever happened was an

Extraordinary set of conditions,

and i am with you that Prayers are going to be needed
straight from savannah

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Jun 5, 2007
The Big Time wrote:
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one report said it starts when the door is closed,
and some buttons are pushed.....
it sounds like that what ever happened was an
Extraordinary set of conditions,
and i am with you that Prayers are going to be needed
His may be the one where you have to push buttons, mine is not...it is already preset for a normal wash as soon as the door is closed, you only have to push the button if you want to change the wash level. It may be a set of Extraordinary conditions, all I know is my dishwasher at home could have caused the same problem...don't know the make and model of it, but when I get home this evening I will look and post it on this thread for everyone with small children so that they will know not to buy this particular model. It is tragic what has happened, but it could have been me! I am a single mother of two and work full time, I have been know to doze off on the couch watching T.V. w/my baby....anything could've happened. I am blessed thank god!

“Born Again Heathen”

Since: Jun 07

washington dc

#15 Jun 5, 2007
I think they should recall that model. If it has happened once it will happen again. Someone many not have children of their own but kids may come to visit. It reminds me of the story of the girl who drowned in the industrial sized washing machine, her mom tried to get her out, tried breaking the glass on the front and couldn't get them out.

The Big Time

“Runs Like a Deere”

Since: Jan 07

Forest Park, GA

#16 Jun 5, 2007
straight from savannah wrote:
<quoted text>His may be the one where you have to push buttons, mine is not...it is already preset for a normal wash as soon as the door is closed, you only have to push the button if you want to change the wash level. It may be a set of Extraordinary conditions, all I know is my dishwasher at home could have caused the same problem...don't know the make and model of it, but when I get home this evening I will look and post it on this thread for everyone with small children so that they will know not to buy this particular model. It is tragic what has happened, but it could have been me! I am a single mother of two and work full time, I have been know to doze off on the couch watching T.V. w/my baby....anything could've happened. I am blessed thank god!
thanks for that,

that being the case and the door being spring loaded to assist in closing the baby could have caused it to spring shut....

in any case the people involved in this case are going to have some tough days ahead.....

in a quest for a better and easier life may have cost a life in this case....
tigertuu

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#17 Jun 6, 2007
Yes please send the information on the washer. I don't want it in my house. Can you imagine if someone was visiting and their kid got caught in the washer while you were out sitting in the living room?
Sarah

Orange Park, FL

#18 Jun 6, 2007
I am just now hearing about this!! Oh my gosh... how awful. I have an older Maytag dishwasher at home(this dishwasher is so loud- it would wake me up from the other end of my house) I think it's time for a new one. My prayers go out to the families of this tragedy.
hog

AOL

#19 Jun 20, 2007
why was the racks out and why wasn't a two year old mentioned before. real easy to blame someone who can't defend himself

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#20 Jun 20, 2007
Mom in Lake City wrote:
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I agree with you. I read in the story that the "father" was asleep when this happened?!?!?!!!! Just a few days ago, when the two babies drowned in pond, everyone was very ready to throw the sitter to the wolves because she was sleeping. So, you are correct, this is clearly a case of child neglect.
from what i saw on the news, his 13 yr old brother was watching him

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