Sunday, June 08, 2008

People who should probably think a little more

Sending your daughter on an errand is not necessarily a bad thing, but you should consider where you are sending her.

From WOAI:

A young girl was hit by a car while crossing a busy street. She's expected to be okay, but her mother is now in jail for what happened.


Sheriff's deputies tell News 4 the 9-year-old and her little sister were trying to cross FM 78 because their mom wanted them to drop something off at a Money Box check cashing store across the street.

Investigators say the girl just walked out into the street. They said the mom had stayed at home with younger kids.

When the mother got to the scene she was arrested and charged with endangering children.

The mother should also think about doing her own banking.


Keith Alan K said...

People should also teach their children how to cross the street safely.
I was able to handle it by age 6 including Pat Booker Road in UC--how is it a 9 year old just walks out into traffic?

Practicing basic skills like looking both ways and "screw the lost puppy" take only as few minutes and go a long way, but I guess crack and Oprah were more important in this case.

So sad and unnecessary.

Albatross said...

Yeah, I'm thinking there were a few parental failings here.

Shorty said...

My grandfather used to send us to the neighborhood corner store all the time when we were really young, he just had to have his cigarettes. Granted it wasn't a highway or anything but it (36th) was a very busy street where people got run over all the time and cars ran into apartments more than a few times, but yeah we knew how to cross and not get run over.

I do see a lot of people not just kids walk straight into the street and expect people to stop.