Skip to comments.Toddler run over, killed by SUV in Fla. high school parking lot (Evil SUV alert)
Posted on 04/28/2012 8:26:30 AM PDT by jimbo123
A 22-month-old boy has died after being run over by an SUV in the parking lot of a Florida high school during a softball game.
Police said the vehicle backed over 1-year-old Brady Hutto, of Auburndale, in the parking lot of Titusville High School on Friday night.
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Prayers up for the family of the kid, and the driver of the SUV. I can’t (don’t want to) imagine...
Was anyone driving it?
You’re possibly trying to draw an analogy with those who want to ban guns after someone is shot, but it comes across as making light of the child’s death.
22 months old is almost 2 years old...not 1 year old. Bless that baby. Bless the driver... sad all around. Prayers for all.
Why don’t they say “driver” rather than “SUV”? Sounds suspicious at this end...Stevie666
I agree. This post isn’t really working for me, either. Prayers and thoughts go to the family, ‘though. Very sad!
The driver of the SUV wasn’t mentioned..
MUST be a black democrat...
I just can’t imagine. So sad. I never took my hands off my kids when they were this age in the parking lot. I have a friend who hit and killed a kid back in high school, over 20 years ago. It wasn’t his fault, the kid ran in the road. Regardless, he’s never been able to live with it, alcoholism and many other issues.
It could have been a temporary lapse of judgment, or inattention, on the part of the parent(s), but one doesn’t ordinarily leave a 22 month old child to walk by himself in a parking lot. A full-sized adult would have been visible to the SUV driver. I can’t imagine the pain at the loss of their baby, or the guilt that would accompany these circumstances.
Would this have been reported if the vehicle would have been a Prius?
Sept. 1967, I was driving slowly in a residential neighborhood in Reading, Pa., cars parked on both sides of the street, when a 3 year old came barreling down a graded driveway on his tricycle and slammed into the side of my car, he hit the driver’s side door.
I got out of the car, picked him up, took him by the hand and knocked on the front door. I told the mother what happened and she was completely unconcerned. While I was trembling.
I went to the police station and filed a report of what happened, they told me they would get in touch if they got any other reports of the incident, I never heard another word about it.
I still think about it from time to time after more than 40 years. Had I been in that spot just a second or two sooner, I would have run over him with the front of my car.
LOL... maybe if it was an ELECTRIC SUV...it wouldn't have run over the toddler. The SUV knew it was EVIL, because it wasn't electric!!
I told the mother what happened and she was completely unconcerned.
Years ago when my oldest son was about 3, I looked up to see a diaperless boy about 18 months old staring in my storm door. An obvious escapee. :)
We were new to the neighborhood,and knew no one. I walked outside, looked up & down the street, saw no one. Of course I brought the little one inside and put a diaper on him.
What to do? Wait for someone to come looking for him or call the police? I waited a few minutes and then called the police.
It wasn't until after the Officer and I had been talking for a few minutes that the mother showed. And she was pissed.....at ME. Nary a thank you. You didn't have to call the police, blah blah blah.
I was speechless (and no where near as mouthy as I am today), just shook my head and went back inside.
...but one doesnt ordinarily leave a 22 month old child to walk by himself in a parking lot.
As with most vehicles, if a shorty is in a blind spot, up close behind the car, you are going to miss seeing him.
I feel bad for all the people involved in this tragedy.
Believe me, my heart goes out to everyone in this tragedy. I recollect ‘near misses’ with my kids simply because my attention was diverted for a moment.
“The boy’s mother was nearby, outside her vehicle when the incident happened.”
uh not enough information. What on earth was she thinking? Why didn’t she have the baby in her arms.
I know what you mean. It’s terrifying! It’s like they are on an unintential suicide mission for a time.
If I had a dollar for every time I rescued my sons from certain harm, I would be richer than George Soros.
I have noticed that more and more mothers are not tuned into the potential dangerous behaviors of their children because they are not caring for them for the majority of the day and really have no idea that a child is not a small rational adult. Kids are dropped off at a “safe”/”childproof” daycare at 7/8 in the morning and picked up at 5/6 that evening. The child is being raised in an artifically safe environment and is not being trained day in and day out about potential dangers that exist. As a stay at home mom my children came on almost all my errands and got lots of training in a real life environment. Heck my kids are teens and I still talk about not walking behind cars in a parking lot. One of the best things I ever did when they were very little was train them to STOP immediately in their tracks when I said STOP. Even a crawling baby can be taught to stop.
“One of the best things I ever did when they were very little was train them to STOP immediately in their tracks when I said STOP. Even a crawling baby can be taught to stop.”
Ironically, this is supposed to be the first thing you teach a dog. If you are going to teach your dog only ONE THING, this would be it.
I know what you are saying about day care. The world is a dangerous place. Although I am all in favor of maintaining childhood innocence, I really think you have to balance that with certain death or horrible injury from the dozens of potentially bad things that can happen everyday. This is how children develop reason and judgement. Hmmm...well, I guess that explains a lot.
What is a one-year-old child doing on the pavement in a parking lot?
Is there any reason to suppose that the unfortunate child would have fared any better if merely run over by some other (non SUV) automobile?
It’s a tragedy, but the cause was inattention, partly by the driver, but mainly by the adults who were not watching the child. You cannot let a youngster that age out of your sight. In a parking lot, you should have the child by the hand at all times. It is not a safe place.
Changing the subject somewhat: we need better drivers in this country. We seem to regard a driver’s license as a right, but it is not a right which can be given to incompetents. One of my pet peeves is special parking places for the handicapped. If you cannot walk a few extra feet and need a special place, chances are very, very good that you are not qualified to be driving at all.
People should be retested for driver’s licenses every five years beginning at age 60.
I do not believe in blaming the vehicle, but the driver. I see almost every day people who have oversized SUVs and cannot drive them. Example: they don’t know how to park. They talk on the phone while driving, which statistically is as dangerous as driving after drinking alcohol. You want safety? Train better drivers, and don’t license those who are unqualified.
THings were different back then. I remember riding my little hot wheels all over while my mom was inside. I couldn’t have been more than 3. It was one of my earliest memory. Later, after I got a bike, I rode it everywhere. Across busy roads, 5 or 6 miles away from home. All this by the age of 8 or 9. My boys are 10 and 12 and I’d never let them ride as far away as I did. When I was growing up, everyone I knew was out all day, riding, playing baseball. No one worried. Today, no one, including me would ever let our kids out like we were. I guess I remember all those close calls when I almost bit it and ruined someone’s life!!