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    FL - Kaleb Cronk, 13 mos, killed in hit & run, Palatka, 31 March 2010

    FHP: Car Hit Crawling Baby; Child Dies
    Troopers Say 13-Month-Old Was Hit Crawling In Private Drive

    POSTED: Thursday, April 1, 2010
    UPDATED: 5:07 pm EDT April 1,2010


    PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Putnam County deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol are on the hunt for a driver who ran over a baby, then took off. The baby has since died from his injuries.

    The FHP said 13-month-old Caleb Cronk was crawling across a private drive at the Silver Lake Oaks Mobile Home Park in Palatka about 6 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a car.

    Amy Sowell, Caleb's mother, said Caleb was playing with other children ages 3 and 4 outside. She said she went inside to go to the bathroom and her neighbor ran over and told her about the accident

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/23022244/detail.html
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    I don't know what to say ...
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    Who in there right mind leaves a 13 month old outside while they run in to go to the bathroom......are you kidding me!
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    Also, imo this mother looks like a trashy tweaker!
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    Well I know I would never leave my 13 month old outside while I went to the bathroom especially with 3 and 4 year olds ?
    But who in the @#$% runs over a crawling child to begin with and then speeds off ? It is not like the child was in the middle of the Interstate !

    I hope they can catch who did this, someone in the MH park will know who it is and I hope they will come forward...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticrose View Post
    Well I know I would never leave my 13 month old outside while I went to the bathroom especially with 3 and 4 year olds ?
    But who in the @#$% runs over a crawling child to begin with and then speeds off ? It is not like the child was in the middle of the Interstate !

    I hope they can catch who did this, someone in the MH park will know who it is and I hope they will come forward...
    I could see someone accidentally hitting the child, if they didn't see them. But not fleeing the scene.
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    Oh my God how could somebody run over a baby and take off and not jump out and see if you can save the baby! What in God's name is wrong with people.

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    This is very weird. Someone on that curve knows who was driving that truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanE View Post
    Oh my God how could somebody run over a baby and take off and not jump out and see if you can save the baby! What in God's name is wrong with people.
    Why was the baby crawling where the cars drive, and with the mother in the bathroom?
    Frankly maybe that person who drove over the baby did not see the baby at all. I don't expect babies crawling in the way of a car when I drive.


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    It seems possible someone could back up to turn around and not see or feel a baby crawling on a driveway. No one would ever expect a baby to come crawling across there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    It seems possible someone could back up to turn around and not see or feel a baby crawling on a driveway. No one would ever expect a baby to come crawling across there.
    From watching the video, I believe the baby was on the road going out of trailer park. Private drive ( a small road going out of a trailer park) and not a driveway.

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    The mother should have never left that baby and the other toddlers outside by themselves. Thankfully the other two children are okay because it could have been alot worse. And if the neighbor witnessed the accident, she should have asked the neighbor to hold her baby till she came back outside.In the video mother stated he was a fast crawler, didn't it occur he may crawl into the road when she was in the bathroom. This could have been prevented hopefully others will hear the story and realize that driveways are no place for babies, kids to play. I'm curious to know if the person who hit him didn't realize they hit him. Rip little Caleb
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    when my first son was about a year i remember being in his room laying on the floor on the phone with his aunt, and he was waddling around in and out of the room... in five minutes he had figured out how to open the front door crawl across the lawn and skitter around a parked car on our VERY busy street, till a neighbour across the way saw him and ran across bringing him up to my front door crying. that was horrifying and i still get choked up about it when i think about it today (my son is 16 now).
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    I remember those days... 1 year old and he's in the toilet... on the toilet.. in a matter of seconds..

    But to leave the child outside?? That's ridiculous! I don't even let my 4 year old play outside without me about 10 feet away. So was there other parents watching the 1 year old when she ran inside?? GEEZ.

    Another tragedy Mothers are supposed to protect their children at all costs!

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