More Tragic news, now involving a 2yr old

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  1. UnicronHound

    UnicronHound Well-Known Member

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    This one sucks cause I have a niece the same age, and would be devastated if this happened to her because I'm close to all my nieces, and nephew:

    Roller Coaster Death



     
  2. Nagaoka

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    The poor kid, my heart goes out to the family. Kids will always find ways of getting away from their parents and there's always that slight chance it could turn to tragedy. It's heartbreaking. They just wanted to take their son to the amusement park.
     
  3. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Sad and tragic for the family, but I so don't care. This boy's death shouldn't be anymore special than the hundreds, if not thousands, of other children that died today. We just don't read about them cause they weren't killed by a fucking roller-coaster.
     
  4. Malikon

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    it's sad, but it was avoidable.
     
  5. DaraRex2.0

    DaraRex2.0 I'd totally eat the leaf

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    Tragic, but as smkspy says, this is no different from hundreds, thousands of the children out there that were killed and such. It's all the same no matter how you look at it, each of us goes out of this world a different way.

    Then there's Malikon, he's got such an awesome sig. I love that sig.
     
  6. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    That's really sad :( 
     
  7. Nachtsider

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    That's terrible. Where are the Calusari when you need them?
     
  8. TheIncredibleHulk

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    Fucking parents should have been fucking watching their fucking kid.
     
  9. Moonscream

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    What could have the parents been doing that allowed the kid to slip out of their view long enough to climb up there? A crowded place like that, you should be glued to such little kids.

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  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    damn thats just sad , poor kid and i think there is fault on both sides, the parents needed to keep a closer eye on their child and the fair company needed to better secure barriers to prevent such accidents, i am not from the UK so i am not familar with their laws , but had this happened inthe US a lawsuit would surely be filed, and id say if under british law grounds exist one will be filed, sad thing is no amount of money will bring that child back, I just hope that that fair company either voluntarily or is forced to, improves what ever system they use for barriers as to prevent this from happening again
     
  11. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Moral of the story...keep em on a leash yo. :rolleyes: 
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  12. tikgnat

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    How exactly were the barriers? How did the kid circumvent them?

    I mean, if the kid just suddenly ran off away from his mum (which I've seen in parks and stuff) and then immediately found himself mown down by a rollercoaster then its the parks fault.

    If the kid slipped away, and had the time to be able to circumvent/climb over the barriers which stops most other children, then its totally the parents fault.

    But until I actually see more I can't really comment.
     
  13. rattrap007

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    yup. I blame the parents for not watching closely enough. Bet the roller coaster people still get sued...
     
  14. NGW

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  15. BenPrince

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    Terrible accident, but it shouldn't be news.
     
  16. Predaking

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    My 1-1/2 year old son loves to run around and doesn't like to hold hands, that's why I always shadow his every move when we are outside. It's the responsibility of the parents to never let the children out of the sight. This tragedy is easily avoided and I blame the parents for that.
     
  17. kidnicky

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    That kid is way too small to be walking a dog that big!!!

    Seriously,though,as far as this roller coaster death thing,"parent" is a noun,but unfortunately most parents forget it's also a verb.
     
  18. toma

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    what a terrible accident. i know a lot of people will jump down the parents throats over it, but instead of pointing fingers i feel really bad for them. it's easy to say "where were the parents?" but the fact is that no one is perfect and kids that age can get into a situation like that within seconds.

    my son is turning 3 next month, and i know for a fact that he can get out of sight within a second, literally. it can be something as little as my 9-year old going "look at me", then you turn and say "uh-huh", and if he's in a mood to get in trouble he will be gone. you've got to remember that kids this age get into trouble all the time, it's just that 99.9% of the time it's not life threatening. imagine if your child was dead in a split-second, and on top of that people all over the world were pointing at you and telling you what a bad parent you were, when any of them could just as easily be in the same situation. my heart goes out to the parents because the pain they are feeling right now has got to be unimaginable.
     
  19. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    So true. If only someone could invent something to help parents. If only...

    Oh. Still, this thing must be some sort of experimental new technology, as so many parents seem never to have heard of reins.
     
  20. Optimus1986

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    Man. I have a two-year-old nephew. Wow. Where were the parents?! You don't let a two-year-old child out of your sight for a microsecond!
     

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