It's difficult enough keeping track of our kids every minute
to make sure they don't hurt or kill themselves -- but it's astonishing
to think you could turn your back for a minute, and your toddler could
kill someone else! This is tragically what happened to a family in
Texas. And even more tragically, the person the 4-year-old boy accidentally killed was his sister. It all started when the boy somehow got ahold of the keys to his father's pickup truck. He was actually able to start the truck and then roll it. Itrolled over his 2-year-old sister. And now she's dead.
There's a lot here that says maybe the kids weren't being watched
as properly as they should have been. How does a toddler get keys to a
truck? How does he find the time to start the truck? How was his little
sister in front of the truck?!
But before we get all judgmental, think about the
last time your toddler got away from you. Could he or she have done
something in the blink of an eye that cost a life?
If you look at where the truck is parked in pictures, it's in a yard.
The truck had rolled forward, hitting a wall. The sibling was
apparently playing in the yard.
The truck wasn't even normally there. It was normally parked in a
garage, but the family was loading it up for a trip, so it was backed up
to the side of the house.
It's unclear where the keys were, but the truck was
off. The father said he heard the engine start up and ran outside, to
see the toddler behind the wheel and the truck rolling. Unfortunately,
it was rolling to the worst place it could have -- right towards his