Birchwood Village girl, 10, hurt when...

Birchwood Village girl, 10, hurt when mom hits her with van

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 10, 2011, titled Birchwood Village girl, 10, hurt when mom hits her with van. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A 10-year-old girl walking to her school bus slipped on ice Thursday morning and was run over by a van driven by her mother.

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Fed Up

Schofield, WI

#1 Mar 10, 2011
Was she on the phone?
bubba

Osceola, WI

#3 Mar 11, 2011
what a piece of sh** mother
fascinating news

Anonymous Proxy

#4 Mar 11, 2011
This paper is very cutting edge!

This is the sort of hard-hitting investigative reporting we value!

How about that story of the guy who tripped on a curb as he was rolling out his garbage can? He was over there, in that town, doing that stuff with those other people!

Can't wait for the Poopineer Press dolts to write about it!
wvatne

South Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 11, 2011
what a freak accident to happen. you know when ice is around cautions would arise. Hopefully She will recover back to NORMAL so is the mother. should have entry/exiting doors in back of the bus instead of front maybe that will reduce the number of freak accidents.
MaidenMN

Minnetonka, MN

#6 Mar 11, 2011
Fed Up wrote:
Was she on the phone?
Maybe. Who cares? She was PARKED at the bus stop! Or maybe she was attending to a younger sibling in the back, or looking for something in the glove box, or her purse. There's any number of things that could have happened so that she didn't notice her daughter fell in front of her, like looking behind her to see if it was clear to pull away from the curb. Don't always assume that accidents are caused by phones, and don't assume that it couldn't happen to you, either.
Nostradumass

Webster, NY

#7 Mar 11, 2011
MaidenMN wrote:
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Maybe. Who cares? She was PARKED at the bus stop! Or maybe she was attending to a younger sibling in the back, or looking for something in the glove box, or her purse. There's any number of things that could have happened so that she didn't notice her daughter fell in front of her, like looking behind her to see if it was clear to pull away from the curb. Don't always assume that accidents are caused by phones, and don't assume that it couldn't happen to you, either.
Thanks Mom
Supporting momma

Hartford, CT

#8 Mar 11, 2011
Nostradumass wrote:
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Thanks Mom
That was a funny reply, but she is absolutely right. This is the nightmare of any mother or father out there and could unfortunately happen to any of us. Obviously she wasn't paying attention which is on her, but obviously it was an accident. Pray for this family, don't judge them.
No accidents

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Mar 11, 2011
Back in the day when people payed attention to what they were doing a standard method of protecting kids was to count the number of kids getting out of a vehicle and count the number walking away from the vehicle.

Of course in this case there was one kid involved and with public education producing math majors I guess the driver might not be able to count to 1 (one).
No accidents

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 11, 2011
NO WAIT, I'm wrong.

This driver was multitasking and making good use of her time.

The kid really fell in front of her van and she mearly ran her over, interesting.
Nostradumass

Webster, NY

#11 Mar 11, 2011
Supporting momma wrote:
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That was a funny reply, but she is absolutely right. This is the nightmare of any mother or father out there and could unfortunately happen to any of us. Obviously she wasn't paying attention which is on her, but obviously it was an accident. Pray for this family, don't judge them.
I am a parent and I can judge if I want. I would have waited until I saw my child get on the bus before I drove away, but that just me. I pray that her cell phone goes dead.
A Bear

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Mar 11, 2011
Remember the driver is from WBL.

That explains it all!
lue

Rochester, MN

#13 Mar 11, 2011
Nostradumass wrote:
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I am a parent and I can judge if I want. I would have waited until I saw my child get on the bus before I drove away, but that just me. I pray that her cell phone goes dead.
Coming for the dude who's name is NostraDUMASS
Nostradumass

Webster, NY

#14 Mar 11, 2011
lue wrote:
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Coming for the dude who's name is NostraDUMASS
I can predict the future of stupid people.
Asimplequestion

Waite Park, MN

#15 Mar 11, 2011
What happened to kids WALKING to the bus stop??? My parents never dropped me off at the bus stop, or sat at the bus stop with me waiting for the bus. This accident more than likely wouldn't have happened if the kid had gotten her behind to the bus stop on her own!! Matter of fact, at half her age, I walked to school on my own!
No wonder our kids have no sense of responsibility anymore - parents are too busy holding their hands til they're 18!
And yes, I know, there are sex offenders & sick people out there preying on children. Guess what - they were around when I was a kid too. What happened to raising kids with "stranger danger" & educating them about keeping themselves safe? Stuff like this is exactly why we have a society of whiners & wusses that can't accept any personal responsibility & take care of themselves!
Rick Orielly

Plymouth, MN

#16 Mar 11, 2011
I sometimes drop my kids off at the bus stop. Did it just this morning!

However, I do not move the car ONE INCH until the kids are in line at the stop, or if the bus is coming, until they are in the bus and it is on it's way.

People are just in too much of a hurry these days and don't take the responsibility of driving a car/truck seriously enough.
candice

Hopkins, MN

#17 Mar 11, 2011
Asimplequestion wrote:
What happened to kids WALKING to the bus stop??? My parents never dropped me off at the bus stop, or sat at the bus stop with me waiting for the bus. This accident more than likely wouldn't have happened if the kid had gotten her behind to the bus stop on her own!! Matter of fact, at half her age, I walked to school on my own!
No wonder our kids have no sense of responsibility anymore - parents are too busy holding their hands til they're 18!
And yes, I know, there are sex offenders & sick people out there preying on children. Guess what - they were around when I was a kid too. What happened to raising kids with "stranger danger" & educating them about keeping themselves safe? Stuff like this is exactly why we have a society of whiners & wusses that can't accept any personal responsibility & take care of themselves!
Seriously!!!!!!!!!! I hope you do not have children.
Asimplequestion

Waite Park, MN

#18 Mar 11, 2011
candice wrote:
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Seriously!!!!!!!!!! I hope you do not have children.
Actually I have 3. One of whom (12) takes the bus & walks the 3 blocks to & from her bus stop every day, and another (6) who walks the 3 blocks to & from school by himself (well, with another group of kids) everyday. I probably come off as super insensitive - I really do hope that the girl is OK & her mom learns to pay more attention. I'm just saying that something like this would be less likely to happen if we allowed our children - especially at the age of 10!- the opportunity to learn to get "where they need to be when they need to be there" instead of micro-managing every aspect of their life.
Fed Up

Schofield, WI

#19 Mar 11, 2011
MaidenMN wrote:
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Maybe. Who cares? She was PARKED at the bus stop! Or maybe she was attending to a younger sibling in the back, or looking for something in the glove box, or her purse. There's any number of things that could have happened so that she didn't notice her daughter fell in front of her, like looking behind her to see if it was clear to pull away from the curb. Don't always assume that accidents are caused by phones, and don't assume that it couldn't happen to you, either.
Surprise, another know-it-all hag from Minnetonka. You people are so superficial and fake. Don't always assume you know what you are talking about.
oogachucka

Owatonna, MN

#20 Mar 11, 2011
No accidents wrote:
Back in the day when people payed attention to what they were doing a standard method of protecting kids was to count the number of kids getting out of a vehicle and count the number walking away from the vehicle.
Of course in this case there was one kid involved and with public education producing math majors I guess the driver might not be able to count to 1 (one).
Actually, given rethuglican math, one kid walking away is minus one thousand kids that need to be considered.
Joseph

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Oct 26, 2012
No accidents wrote:
Back in the day when people payed attention to what they were doing a standard method of protecting kids was to count the number of kids getting out of a vehicle and count the number walking away from the vehicle.
Of course in this case there was one kid involved and with public education producing math majors I guess the driver might not be able to count to 1 (one).
I just love these posts that start with "back in the day(s)...".
It's always implied that the 50's or 60's were a world with no idiots in it, that the government has somehow made the whole world inept and useless now. Every single parent has backed up a vehicle aside a child. All it takes is for a perfectly timed slip on ice and YOU could have been the unfortunate parent in this incident. No one tries to run over their child, or thoughtlessly exposes them to this danger. If you believe that they do YOU are the idiot.

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