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Child Injured on Way to Clayton School

Posted January 17, 2007

— Authorities said a girl was injured in an accident Wednesday morning at a Clayton school.

According to school officials, the student was at Riverwood Elementary School when her scarf somehow got caught in the door of her parents' car. Officials said the car accidentally ran over the girl's foot.

The girl's injuries are not expected to be serious, but she was taken to WakeMed as a precaution.


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  • jthiespowell Jan 18, 2007

    what is the mother going to sue the kid? Who the hell even brought that up? Obviously it was a terrible error.

  • BIG YAWN Jan 18, 2007

    It has to be a simple forgiveable unforseeable mistake. Riverwood is a fairly new school. There's no high bushes and it's well maintained and well staffed by highly qualified and responsible teachers. There's always more than one person out in the mornings and afternoons making sure drop offs and pickups are safe. No sue happy story here.

  • jcrew1979 Jan 17, 2007

    This doesn't sound like a big deal. Sounds like an innocent mistake and they will probably take better precautions to avoid it next time. When I was 16, I was riding with a careless driver and was hit by a 70,000 lb loaded log truck and died twice on the way to the hospital. Now that's something to get upset about! And talk about suing someone -- now that's what you call a lawsuit!

  • kcfoxie Jan 17, 2007

    Its hard to pay attention to your child when they jump down from your SUV -- to which their head probably doesn't clear the front tires in height -- when you drop them off. Yes, waiting to see them get on the sidewalk around be the right thing to do, but judging from the live of Tahoes, Suburbans, Explorers and Landcruisers I see outside most middle schools in the AM and PM, I can say that this was probably an honest mistake and the mother is likely devastated because she managed to do the unthinkable -- she hurt her child. Have we forgotten what the benefit of the doubt it?

  • Forgetaboutit Jan 17, 2007

    I am trying to understand the value add here!

  • superman Jan 17, 2007

    they should sue the school for not having a security guard in the driveway. Maybe the tall bushes around the school was also a contributing factor. so how many years has she been wearing the scarf-- she report it to anyone? perhaps the mother should have made sure your daughter was safely on the sidewalk before she drove off-- wow-- i just thought of something-- was the sidewalk cracked? sue, sue-- get all the money u can.

  • Harrison Bergeron Jan 17, 2007

    Perhaps there is someone that can be sued? The scarf and/or car manufacturer must be at fault for this! I think they should have to attach stickers to scarves that say "Do not wrap loose end around moving objects."

  • ladiip2 Jan 17, 2007

    we can never know where our kids are at all times... people lets think before we speak... accidents happen all day every day this is a case of another accident we were not there the mother could have been running late... the scarf could have been long and she thought the child was out of harms way.

  • Politically Honest NOT PC Jan 17, 2007

    NEWSFLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I STUBBED MY TOE THIS MORNING That did not make the news. Sounds like it is a SLOW news day

  • richalicia2004 Jan 17, 2007

    These negative remarks are absolutlely uncalled for. First of all to the person who says God entrusted the well being of our children to us, he also does not want us to judge others. To the other person who feels the mother was too busy chitt-chatting, know who your are talking about before you act so perfect. This driver happens to be my best friend. The news of course embelished the story to make her sound worse. She takes so much pride in her children's lives and loves them deeply. To sit here and judge her is cruel and should stop. END OF STORY!