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Lady Backs Over Her Own Kid and Kills Her – Demands the Government Do Something About It

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“They have to do something, because I’ve read about it happening to other people. I read about it and I said, ‘I would die if it happens to me,’” Neiman says. “Then it did happen to me.”

There is, in fact, a law in place that calls for new manufacturing requirements to improve the visibility behind passenger vehicles to help prevent such fatal backing crashes, which the government estimates kill some 228 people every year — 110 of them children age 10 and under — and injures another 17,000.

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  1. grayscape

    December 27th, 2012

    Easy – ban reverse. Only cops and military should be able to back up cars.

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  2. Sean Connery

    December 27th, 2012

    Sad story but is she now wanting a ban on Assault Cadillacs?

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  3. nobarack08

    December 27th, 2012

    Gov’t agent walks up this lady, tells her he’s here to help. confiscates her keys, drivers license, hands her a restraining order against driving any vehicle for the rest of her pitiful meaningless life and walks off.

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 27th, 2012

    “OK, now stand behind your car with your daughter’s name on the sticker; now hold this picture of her and look real sad. OK, hold it! and it’s a take!”

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  5. norman einstein

    December 27th, 2012

    Obviously, one feels sorry for this mother, but C’MON!
    She said, “They have to do something…” THEY?
    When are people going to start taking responsibility?

    FTA: “She heard the door slam, then saw the boy sitting on the right side of the back seat as she put the car into reverse.
    She figured Sydnee was seated behind the driver’s seat.”
    She “figured”?
    Sounds as if she was in a rush…no excuse.

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  6. Anonymous

    December 27th, 2012

    What her inarticulate heart is really asking for is for someone to take the pain away and the guilt for having caused her daughter’s death. These kinds of accidents are probably the most avoidable and result from not taking a few moments to check around your vehicle — physically walking around your car — to make sure there are no kids or pets around.

    Losing a child, no matter what the cause, is the hardest thing a parent will ever go through bar none. But to expect *someone*, the gov’t, whoever, to help you deal with your own conscience or feelings of grief won’t work. She needs a good loss and grief counselor instead.

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  7. Grace_ia

    December 27th, 2012

    Maybe “they” should be teaching clueless parents the same rules I grew up under:
    “Never, never walk behind a parked car.”
    Then drivers might remember:
    “Always look twice and then again before backing up your vehicle.”

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  8. Harbqll

    December 27th, 2012

    You want a law? How about this: Females and other notoriously bad drivers are no longer allowed behind the wheel of anything larger than a smart car.

    /sarc off

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  9. A

    December 27th, 2012

    If your gonna have a kid. You are supposed to be responsible for them, like knowing where they are at all times. My mom never hit me with the car because she knew where I was and if not would have been looking for me. As for me I don’t want the responsibility so I don’t have kids. Its really simple do not blame the car, blame the mother for being a terrible mother, its one thing to loose track of your kid, its another to run them over because you lost track of them.

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  10. Xavier

    December 27th, 2012

    Alright sweetie I’m going to give you a little advice:
    1} Isn’t is a bit hypocritical to still be driving the monster Cadillac SUV with the visibility problem?
    2] Take the Sydnee sticker off the rear window – it blocks your view and you’ve got a poor record there.
    3] Let’s talk about the wisdom of a 42 year old woman giving birth.

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 27th, 2012

    Sad. Maudie hit the nail on the head. But the reason WE’RE hearing about it is because the AP thought it would be a good if it bleeds, it leads story.

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  12. persecutor

    December 27th, 2012

    “228 people a year? In a country of 300 million? My God, we have to do something about this so the voters’ll think we’re doing something to justify our phony baloney jobs. Harrumph!” [sarcasm off]

    While I feel for the poor woman, would it have been too hard to do a visual headcount before putting it in reverse?

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  13. Diann

    December 27th, 2012

    If I’m not mistaken, when I first was learning to drive, the handbook said if you are about to back up, you should get out of your vehicle and physically check behind it before you do to make sure nothing or nobody is back there.

    So, I think there might already be a rule of the road about that. Of course, if one doesn’t bother to follow that rule, someone might get hurt. But it isn’t because “not enough is being done” or whatever load of rat crap these idiot who refuse to take any responsibility for their own actions might say.

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  14. norman einstein

    December 27th, 2012

    @persecutor, a headcount is the minimum.

    When my kids were small, I wouldn’t dream of moving the vehicle unless I confirmed with my own eyes that not only were they were in the vehicle, but that they had their seatbelts in place.

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  15. Goldenfoxx

    December 27th, 2012

    On my car, I have sensors that when I’m backing up and there’s something in my path, the beeping begins and gets louder and more rapidly beating the closer to the object I get. I don’t drive a cad either, I drive a Ford product that I’m happy with. Sorry for her loss, she should switch to a Ford with the backup beepers.

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  16. Goldenfoxx

    December 27th, 2012

    @Diann: Utility workers must put cones out behind their vehicle. The reason being, they have to physically remove the cones and make sure nothing is in their path when they back up.

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  17. mkultra

    December 27th, 2012

    Transference of guilt to ‘society’. Society being a liberal euphemism for ‘anybody/everybody but me’.

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  18. Tim

    December 27th, 2012

    I haven’t driven since this morning, but aren’t you sposed to look in the direction you’re moving?

    Call me crazy, but this simple bitch needs to stop driving.

    NOW!

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  19. Claudia

    December 27th, 2012

    I’m going to say something really mean.

    Just think of it as a late term abortion, liberals.

    There.

    Now I’m going to ask God to forgive me and thank him that I never had kids.

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  20. thirdtwin

    December 27th, 2012

    We could probably cut the backupicide rate in half if putting a car in reverse activated a cellphone signal jammer.

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  21. HooHooNayNay

    December 27th, 2012

    I’ve seen people who relocated because they couldn’t stand to be in the house that someone they loved died in. She continues to drive the Cadillac Escalade that she killed her daughter in??? It’s not a financial hardship issue.

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  22. Dr. Tar

    December 27th, 2012

    First, I’ll blame the unions for auto makers not wanting to install rear cameras.

    “NHTSA has estimated that making rear cameras standard on every car would add $58 to $88 to the price of vehicles already equipped with dashboard display screens and $159 to $203 for those without them.”

    Perhaps auto makers could afford to equip SUV’s with rear cameras if they weren’t so over burdened with union rules and benefit packages that are driving them near bankruptcy.

    Second, let me remind you BHO got re-elected, you know the genius that put Chu in as Energy Sec. Here let me refresh your memory. Chu thinks gas should cost $7.00 to $9.00.

    http://www.redstate.com/williamjameson/2011/01/20/obamas-energy-sec-wants-7-to-9-unleaded-gas-prices/

    My point being, just how many people are going to be buying SUV’s when we hit those gas prices. And if Chu doesn’t regulate us into $7.00 to $9.00 gas, Geithner and Bernanke are going to inflate us there anyway.

    Finally, shouldn’t the free market be used to encourage SUV builders to provide this safety option? Think the more the public knows about these types of accidents and the availablility of rear view cameras that more people would demand they be installed. Maybe there is a business opportunity here to retro fit SUVs with cameras.

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  23. Jason in SD

    December 27th, 2012

    “I said, ‘I would die if it happens to me,’” Neiman says. “Then it did happen to me.””

    And there you are walking around. Double fail.

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  24. Anonymous

    December 27th, 2012

    Dollars to donuts, her wide ass is obscuring the 2008 AND 2012 Obama/Biden stickers on that caddy.

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  25. Millertime

    December 27th, 2012

    I pushed too hard on the toilet paper this morning and ended up with poo finger.

    Which government agency do I contact to report the Charmin?

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  26. "That Guy"

    December 27th, 2012

    Easy solution.

    I always back my vehicle into parking spaces, and my driveway for for several reasons.

    1) Before backing into the space, you get the opportunity to clearly see all potential obstetrical, pedestrians, etc., before starting the maneuver.

    2) When you leave the parking space, driveway, garage, etc., you can clearly see if anything or anyone is in the way, or about to be in the way.

    3) It is easier to get your vehicle straight and centered in the space, especially if you drive something with a long wheelbase, like an SUV, pickup, or van.

    4) It irritates the guy behind you in the parking lot, who though he was going to get the spot it looked like you were passing.

    I have to confess, #4 probably gives me more satisfaction than it should. ;)

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  27. Tim

    December 27th, 2012

    My guess is that she had a shit-pot of insurance on the little girl and now she can spend the college fund, too.

    What a fukkin disgusting poseur – kill your kid and then pose with that pookie face?

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  28. Noelegy

    December 27th, 2012

    Because it’s too much trouble to teach your kids not to play in streets and driveways.

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  29. Dano

    December 27th, 2012

    KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE BEFORE YOU BACK UP!

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  30. papadoc

    December 27th, 2012

    Happened to a neighbor when I was 12–she backed her 66 Olds Toronado over her 3 year old granddaughter. I’ve never forgotten that. When I’m around any kids, I always take a walk around my car to make sure it’s clear before getting in and backing up, SLOWLY. I’m sorry for her, but she’s the one who did it.

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  31. norman einstein

    December 27th, 2012

    @That Guy, do you OFTEN find potential “obstetrical” items in your parking spaces?

    Just curious…

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  32. JaneLovesJesus

    December 27th, 2012

    We need a government mandate to require a mechanism to say “Is everybody IN? Got your seatbelts buckled?” every time the key is inserted and before the car is enabled to start.

    Then we need to require a voice recognition system that will wait until a “Yes” response is received.

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  33. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 27th, 2012

    Buy a car with a backup camera, the choice is yours.
    But that is already standard on some cars no no that will not do.

    Oh wait, I know. The government answer will be to have a BSA, Backup Security Agency, made up of out of work people who will join the BSA union. They will force car makers to have a seat in the back of the car looking out the back like the old wagons did. You will not be able to drive without one in your car. They will have to pat you and your kids down before getting into the vehicle.

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  34. GI-had Joe

    December 27th, 2012

    There but for the grace of Obama go I.

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