4 Toddlers Walk Out Of Day Care, Saved By Truckers On Busy Road

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  1. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    (snipped)

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/20146589/detail.html

    Someone was definitely watching over these babies, and it wasn't the daycare.
     
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  3. Openmind

    Openmind New Member

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    Who knew angels drive trucks.
     
  4. athy

    athy Active Member

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    wow thank God he had his angels watching over these kids. i know stuff happens and kids can be quick. i'm also sure this wasn't malicious but there better be consequences for this.
     
  5. SleuthyMama

    SleuthyMama Listening to my gut

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    OMG. God bless the people who saved these babies.
     
  6. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    OMG! :eek: If I was one of those parents, I would be knocking some heads. WTH? I can see one accidently escaping...but FOUR at the same time?!

    It is wonderful the men saved those children. They deserve an award of some kind.

    We had a 5 year old child with Autism recently struck and killed here because no one stopped to grab him before he could dart out into a busy intersection. If only someone would have stopped him before he ever got to the corner, it could have been a different outcome. :(
     
  7. Sarahsue

    Sarahsue New Member

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    OMG. This is literally unbelievable!
     
  8. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Terrifying!
     
  9. 21merc7

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    I'm with SeriouslySearching, one child is one thing, four is someone sleeping on the job! Thankfully these little ones are safe and someone get those truckers some kind of medal!
     
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    I'm amazed that the four toddlers toddled together that far.
     
  11. Ms.Heather

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    Awww I do. My Hunny is a trucker.:cheerful: I love his road stories.

    Thank god they were there to help these babies.
     
  12. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    From the link above:
    "The Department of Public Welfare found conditions existing there "pose an immediate and serious danger to the life or health of the child in care."

    The DPW said violations included improper supervision, unsafe areas, equipment safety issues and improper ventilation."

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    I think that explains all... stupid people should be shot...
     
  13. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    I was a preschool teacher for years and a few of those years was with 2 year olds. There is no excuse for even ONE getting out of a door. There should be extreme safety measures in every center that cares for children. Also, I'm willing to bet all 4 came out of the same area with the same teacher. What was she doing? This is crazy.
     
  14. daisy7

    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    And, the daycare has been ordered to close - yeah!!

    http://www.wpxi.com/download/2009/0724/20164679.pdf
     
  15. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    The absolute scariest part of this story is the comments section after the article at the link in the OP.

    At least half of the comments are of the "accidents happen" variety, and at least one blames the toddlers - led by a headstrong 2yo girl - you know what mischief they can get into. Um, yeah! That's why we pay people to watch them!!!:banghead:

    Something is really wrong with these people. I have been taking care of other people's children since I was...well, really since my little brother was born when I was 5. And I have known only 2 times when a child got out of our care. Once was a very determined special needs child who was a runner, and he made it out of our doors into the church hallway. The teachers were reprimanded, and the entire staff had an education session on how to keep him and the others safe. The second time he made it to the sidewalk, on the edge of the parking lot, and the teachers were fired. No one complained that it was unfair, although his mother felt awful about it b/c he had done the same to her. It was our job to watch him and keep him safe.

    It is so scary to even think you have lost track of a child, whether you miscount or they are behind the slide or playing hide and go seek with you. The idea that four toddlers made it to the road without any of this staff being in a complete panic is completely UNACCEPTABLE. That there are so many defending them is insane.

    Our children really are becoming disposable.
     
  16. Pandora

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    I automatically wonder if someone was on his/her cell phone. Time and time again I see parents/care-givers on cell phones paying NO attention to what their charges are doing! (I'm a little touchy this weekend because there is a HUGE festival going on in our town and people are everywhere NOT watching their kids.) :(

    God bless the truck drivers!
     

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