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Boy, 2, Dies After Being Run Over By Car | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 45 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Mar 22, 2011, titled Boy, 2, Dies After Being Run Over By Car | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A 2-year-old boy died on Monday evening after he was run over by a car in a northeast side neighborhood.

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Macktrapper

Newark, OH

#1 Mar 22, 2011
Charge the 17 year old? There is such a thing as an accident. This girl will suffer for this her whole life, and that is punishment enough.
Christopher

Dublin, OH

#2 Mar 22, 2011
"The name of the teenage driver was not released. It was not clear if she would face charges."

im sorry for the family that lost their son.. HOWEVER what parent in their right mind lets their TWO YEAR OLD!! play in a Cul-de-sac with just other children and not an adult present?????
angiem

Cleveland, OH

#3 Mar 22, 2011
I have a two year old Granddaughter, never would we just let her go outside and play with other kids. I am praying for the family that lost their baby and for the girl that hit him... Very sad.
Your kidding right

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Mar 22, 2011
So sorry for the little boy, but if it happened on the hilltop or the east side, people would be saying druggies or welfare or black parents blah blah blah. Christopher, you are so right, what parent would let a 2 yr old play outside by themself?????? Hey mom, I hope you had a great time having your dance lesson. RIP little man you are in a better place now. It's called,SUPERVISION!
indy

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 22, 2011
Christopher wrote:
"The name of the teenage driver was not released. It was not clear if she would face charges."
im sorry for the family that lost their son.. HOWEVER what parent in their right mind lets their TWO YEAR OLD!! play in a Cul-de-sac with just other children and not an adult present?????
Thank you, very irresponsible of the parents in this situation. No one to blame but themselves. Roads are meant for driving and if you're playing on them you need to be extra careful and especially if you're a 2 year old there needs to be an adult present. Feel for both families
Mick25

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 22, 2011
Very sad story for all involved. It just verifies that teenagers lack the experience and judgment at that age, and definitely will suffer for the rest of their life because of this incident. I'm sure it wasn't intentional by any means, but you really have to be relentless when you get behind the wheel of a car. It's YOUR responsibility to make sure there aren't any obstructions around the outside of the vehicle, especially in the warm weather when you expect children to be outside playing. These small children don't know any better at that age. And does it really do anyone any good by blaming the parent here either? Just a very sad story.
an american

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 22, 2011
I agree with the two previous post.
Also why not charge the parents for neglect.
Seriously, I see it all the time in my apartment complex.
Kids no taller than the height of the hood of a car. Playing in the street unsupervised.
When I say something the parent comes out of their home and will say: "I was watching from the window"
Then act like it is no big deal.
Yet, I know when something drastic happens, they will be jumping all over someone.

I might add that at this apartment complex there is no place for kids to play.
Allison

Cleveland, OH

#8 Mar 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to the Degarmeaux Family. We have another little angel watching over us and joining Jesus.
hey

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 22, 2011
Mick25 wrote:
Very sad story for all involved. It just verifies that teenagers lack the experience and judgment at that age, and definitely will suffer for the rest of their life because of this incident. I'm sure it wasn't intentional by any means, but you really have to be relentless when you get behind the wheel of a car. It's YOUR responsibility to make sure there aren't any obstructions around the outside of the vehicle, especially in the warm weather when you expect children to be outside playing. These small children don't know any better at that age. And does it really do anyone any good by blaming the parent here either? Just a very sad story.
I am sorry, but this was not the young lady's fault. It could have happened to a person at any age. It is totally the parents responsibility to supervise and protect their children.
Mike

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 22, 2011
Those of us who weren't there don't know the circumstances the driver faced -- two-year-olds can quickly move a long way from where you saw them when you first got in the car. Very clear no two year old should be left out unattended, -- many of these parents are clueless.
Mick25

Columbus, OH

#15 Mar 22, 2011
hey wrote:
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I am sorry, but this was not the young lady's fault. It could have happened to a person at any age. It is totally the parents responsibility to supervise and protect their children.
Excuse me, but I wasn't blaming either party here. All I said is that teenagers (in general) lack the judgment when behind the wheel of the car. I NEVER said she was at fault. Maybe pay more attention to the words used and less "drawing conclusions" about what I may have been trying to say. I was very clear.
Hippie73

Zanesville, OH

#16 Mar 22, 2011
If you've ever lost a child, you know the guilt and torment that goes with it, especially if there was something you could have done to prevent it. Today two parents are now in that hell. Don't cast blame or judge anyone here. This was a tragic accident. The teenage girl involved should not be charged, nor should the parents. Just pray for both parties.
blue crayon

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 22, 2011
x y and z wrote:
<quoted text>If it was not the girls fault, then just who was supposed to be in control of the car? Who decided to back up and run over a little kid?
How can you see a person 2 feet tall and how much experience does any 17 year old have. I'm sure she is devastated.
So Sad

Youngstown, OH

#20 Mar 22, 2011
It does not say that the parents were not right there... just that the child was playing with other children. Mom could have been right on the sidewalk watching, and couldn't get to him in time. Very sad...
We shouldnt jump to conclusions. We should, however, feel sad for this family, because this is a horrible tragedy!
So Sad

Youngstown, OH

#21 Mar 22, 2011
Barb Dahl wrote:
I knew this was a little black boy before I even read the article..
The child was white... not that it matters.
Mick25

Columbus, OH

#22 Mar 22, 2011
Barb Dahl wrote:
I knew this was a little black boy before I even read the article..
What difference does it make what the race of the child is? A child died...it's sad, REGARDLESS of their race. What an ignorant comment this was to make.
Need real solutions

Hilliard, OH

#23 Mar 22, 2011
Barb Dahl; I will not click "reply" to your post because I am hoping it will be removed and there is no need to keep it running.

I first wanted to say "how dare you?" but nothing will change how you see people and the world. But I would like you to know, the majority of people not only disagree with you, they find it abhorant.

May you live to have many, many postive experiences with those different than yourself.
Linda

United States

#24 Mar 22, 2011
I also agree with these posts. what parent/parents would allow a 2yr old to be outside alone? this family knew that cars would be coming in and out of their driveway due to this dance class. the parents should be charged, but don't you think that they are paying for it now for allowing their son outside alone?
Need real solutions

Hilliard, OH

#25 Mar 22, 2011
So Sad wrote:
It does not say that the parents were not right there... just that the child was playing with other children. Mom could have been right on the sidewalk watching, and couldn't get to him in time. Very sad...
We shouldnt jump to conclusions. We should, however, feel sad for this family, because this is a horrible tragedy!
I hadn't thought of that. Children are so fast, and they get so excited quickly. I honestly believe this was nothing more than a horrendous accident. My thoughts and prayers are with both families. And given that teenage girls beat themselves up for everything, this girl and her family will need to be wrapped in all the love and support possible....I do not want to hear her life was lost.
Parent of two

Westerville, OH

#26 Mar 22, 2011
I live in a cul-de-sac area. Many children small and older think that the area can be used as a play area. I don't know how many times children have ran out infront of me or even behind me while either driving or backing out of the driveway. Several years ago children would play "street hocky" in this area. The police were called several times. The cops simply said a cul-de-sac is not a play area it is a street!(Duh)I mainly blame the parent's for allowing their children to play in this area. It's very unfortunate that a child was lost and I'm sure the teenager who hit the little boy is hurting as well.

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