Mother begs for help as car sinks; sh...

Mother begs for help as car sinks; she and daughter die | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 50 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 1, 2011, titled Mother begs for help as car sinks; she and daughter die | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A frightened Shannell Mallory called her sister for help as the car in which she, her daughter and nephew were trapped sank in this pond at the Eastland on the Lake apartments.

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Tragedy

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 1, 2011
I feel bad for the dad. He said on the 911 call that his baby momma was drunk.
less

Mount Gilead, OH

#2 Mar 1, 2011
Why would you call your sister , instead of 911 ? You drive in a pond , your sinking your kids are in the car , you call your sister ?
addtoo

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 1, 2011
less wrote:
Why would you call your sister , instead of 911 ? You drive in a pond , your sinking your kids are in the car , you call your sister ?
Ummmm...it's called Panicking.
Really

Sterling Heights, MI

#4 Mar 1, 2011
This is hoprrible! And why everyone should know how to swim!
Really

Sterling Heights, MI

#5 Mar 1, 2011
This is horrible! And why everyone should know how to swim! It would have saved kids lives
MammaE

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 1, 2011
Can we please keep the nasty, negative, racist and judgmental comments to ourselves today? A mother and young child died and a baby is clinging to life. Show some respect and compassion to the family and friends

Since: Oct 10

Leesburg, IN

#7 Mar 1, 2011
This is horrible! And why everyone should know how to live! It would have saved kid's lives.
Teacher

Newbury, OH

#8 Mar 1, 2011
MammaE wrote:
Can we please keep the nasty, negative, racist and judgmental comments to ourselves today? A mother and young child died and a baby is clinging to life. Show some respect and compassion to the family and friends
She made the decision to get in that car while DRUNK with her kids.Do you feel sorry for drunk drivers that kill innocent people?I think not.
protector

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 1, 2011
Keep a punch or rescue tool within easy reach. Break the window asap if you cant get the door open. The front of the veh. will sink first due to the engine wt. You can use the pointed end of a head rest to break the window glass.The corners of the window are the weakest so punch the corner rather than the center. The windshield will not break easily. Remember that bubbles rise so follow them if visibility is bad. Having kids in the car will pose a real problem. You'll need a lot of luck and hopefully several good semaritans!!
maybemovingtocol umbus2012

Akron, OH

#10 Mar 1, 2011
MammaE wrote:
Can we please keep the nasty, negative, racist and judgmental comments to ourselves today? A mother and young child died and a baby is clinging to life. Show some respect and compassion to the family and friends
Save your breath honey. Not on this board. I'm still shaking my head from some of the comments yesterday! Unbelievable!
Concern

Delaware, OH

#11 Mar 1, 2011
Such a sad story 2 little innocent life's were taken when it did not have to happen . Mother of Shannell Mallory says she was a good loving and caring mother and loved kids if this was so these kids would be here today .
What mother,aunt > well lets say adult carrys on arguing breaking windows (fighting) in front of a child like this can one imagine the fear in these children the way she was conducting her good loving mother habits in front of these children before she drove into the pond .
Is this a black culture these ghetto scenes ? you see it in the stores ,the streets every where they don't care where their at airing their dirty laundry . I give credit to the boyfriend he did call for help before she made her fatal move its so unfair the children did'nt have a choose . If any thing my heart goes out to the boyfriend and the children .
Bodie

Chillicothe, OH

#12 Mar 1, 2011
It sounds like mother in this case had some serious mental health issues
and after driving into pond on purpose changed her mind as water rushed
in and called her sister. Instead of 911 ??? Raises some questions.
Please Stop

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 1, 2011
Dear Columbus Dispatch. Please discontinue the comment section of your articles. It is being abused and is know longer serving a positive purpose. Everything is negative and the majority of the time racist. The comments that are being posted on families of African Americans in the news are getting out of hand. The same things are not being posted or even written about when it comes to other races. What type of readers do you have? This is not 1930. It is 2011 and white people are just as racist as ever and your news paper is giving them a meeting place to show that if it ain't white, it ain't right. Why not filter these comments? Is the Columbus Dispatch agreeing with these non fearing human beings? They don't serve the God that I serve because God don't like ugly, and it gets pretty ugly in here.
Retired Deputy

Chillicothe, OH

#15 Mar 1, 2011
Regardless media and family will try to paint a good momma picture of this drunk out of control violent woman who risked her kids lives when it all could have been avoided.
If she had lived and kids died she would be sitting in jail for at least a few years. I have no sympathy for her druken violent soul. I do feel for family and dad who lost his kids.
Teacher

Newbury, OH

#17 Mar 1, 2011
maybemovingtocolumbus2012 wrote:
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Save your breath honey. Not on this board. I'm still shaking my head from some of the comments yesterday! Unbelievable!
As long as people do stupid things like this,thier will always be people commenting on it.And dont start that "it could happen to you" crap,because my family has more common sense than that.
Tyrone

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 1, 2011
MammaE wrote:
Can we please keep the nasty, negative, racist and judgmental comments to ourselves today? A mother and young child died and a baby is clinging to life. Show some respect and compassion to the family and friends
I agree that this is a tragedy and a horrible thing to have happen to any family, BUT what has been said that is "racist"? Race isn't an issue....the loss of life is so let it be.
LocalNut1776

Highland, OH

#20 Mar 1, 2011
Teacher wrote:
<quoted text>As long as people do stupid things like this,thier will always be people commenting on it.And dont start that "it could happen to you" crap,because my family has more common sense than that.
If you are an example of your family's common sense, they are doomed.
MammaE

New York, NY

#23 Mar 1, 2011
Teacher wrote:
<quoted text>She made the decision to get in that car while DRUNK with her kids.Do you feel sorry for drunk drivers that kill innocent people?I think not.
I never said I feel sorry for HER. I said show some compassion for the family.
MammaE

New York, NY

#24 Mar 1, 2011
Tyrone wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that this is a tragedy and a horrible thing to have happen to any family, BUT what has been said that is "racist"? Race isn't an issue....the loss of life is so let it be.
Yesterday's posts were full of racist comments.
Zannys Little White Dog

Attica, OH

#25 Mar 1, 2011
My deepest and most sincere sympathies to the entire family. May God grant you peace.

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