A 4-year-old Winder child was hospitalized Saturday after being struck by a vehicle on Lily Drive.
According to preliminary reports, the 4-year-old child ran into the roadway and was struck by a 1996 Mazda Protege.
The child was subsequently transported by Emory Life Flight to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. The child was released from the hospital on Sunday after undergoing surgery for a femoral fracture to the left leg. He is currently recuperating at his grandmother’s residence in Winder.
The Winder Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time.
"When the reconstruction team conducts a more in depth investigation we will be able to answer the questions that need to be answered," said Lt. Rob Curott of the Winder Police Department.
I sure hope the kid will be okay. I better 10 to 1 that the parents was not watching their kid like they should have in the first place, Specially the location where the incident happening.So Parents get out of the house and watch them heck even play with them, Then I say parent need to get involved in their kid eduction and future if you don't well Winder will have another generation of people that can't read or write.
What does the location of the incident have to do with it? Yea, so it was in a not so nice part of town.
As a parent, I can tell you (from experience) that you may be right next to your child, you could be even playing with your child and accidents happen. In a blink of an eye a child can be in the street, in the pool, around the corner on a bike, so unless you saw what happened and know for a fact the child wasn't being watch - be nice!!!!!!
In reply to Just Wondering are you of Asian decent because I am not so sure our reading and writing of the English language is up to par which might be why you are more concerned about this child's education instead of his well being. In reply to C.M. Thornton, anyone who has kids and DOES pay attention to them knows how easily they can get out of your reach as well as how well they listen when you tell them "no" or "don't do that". It is unfortunate that this happened and my heart goes out to these parents and this child. I don't know that it is of any conciliation to you (the parents and child) to know that because of your child's accident which I have discussed with my four year old daughter, she is adamant about holding hands now anytime we are near other cars and she is very careful to not leave the sidewalk while playing in our small neighborhood. I will pray for your family and the fast recovery of your child.
C. M. Thornton, III
09/16/09 at 01:09 PM
"oops, they got out of reach for a split second" and "they don't listen too good" are not excuses for poor parenting. Things do happen in a split second and if you happen to let your guard down in that split second, then you are culpable when something does happen. Just like the parents of this kid are.
C. M. Thornton, III
09/08/09 at 09:39 AM
How sad. The parents of the child should be punished to the fullest extent of the law for allowing this to happen.
My last post has yet to be posted here. Let me say again how sorry I am for you! I will pray for you and when your day comes to be judged may God have mercy on your soul. To the parents of the child harmed, I applaud your efforts to move to a safer location. I will pass on any news of homes for sale or rent. God bless you all.
You are a sad and miserable person C.M. Thornton. I have pity for you and I will pray for God to forgive you. I am sorry for whatever has happened to you in your life to make you the horrible person that you are. I will no longer reply to you but know that I will pray for you and when your day comes to be judged... May God have mercy on your soul.