4 kids hurt when car rolls in driveway

Monday, July 28, 2014 7:13 AM
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Four children were hospitalized after a car came out of gear, rolled backward and struck the kids as they played in a neighbor’s yard.

Authorities said two of the children sustained critical injuries in the accident Sunday afternoon in north Hall County.

The Times reports 8-year-old Julian Rangeo; and 5-year-old Sebastian Rangeo were flown by helicopter to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where they were in stable condition late Sunday night.

One-year-olds Emilee Guerra and Savannah Brown were taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Guerra was later discharged, and Brown was transferred to Children’s Healthcare.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper 1st Class Brodie Forrester said all of the children who were injured live in the neighborhood, and had gathered in the yard to play.

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Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/28/14 - 08:37 am
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Stupid Accident

Whenever you park your car, USE THE PARKING BRAKE !!! Anytime I get into a buddy's car, and the car "moves", I unload on them. You would be amazed at how SMALL the little pin is, inside a transmission that locks it. PLEASE get into the habit of using the parking/emergency brake today. Unless there was someone playing in the car, setting the parking brake would've saved these four kids from the pain and suffering.

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jimmymac 07/28/14 - 11:30 am
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MARINERMAN1
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Good advice! It's a shame four kids are injured because someone didn't use common sense.

fatherinevans
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fatherinevans 07/28/14 - 12:50 pm
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kids playing outside

if these kids were in the house playing xbox and playstation they would be safe... what are these parents thinking?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/28/14 - 08:06 pm
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It is so sad when people

It is so sad when people don't take necessary precautions and someone gets hurt or dies because of it. I drive for other people sometimes using their cars and you wouldn't believe how many throw a hissy fit when I put the PARKING brake on...gasp...when we PARK. Why in the world don't people use it for what it is intended? They say I'm wearing the brake out unnecessarily. I say better safe than sorry. You can't anticipate everything that can happen around vehicles: if a vehicle has a parking brake, please use it, that is what it is for.

whyme
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whyme 07/29/14 - 12:56 am
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missing info

Again, so much gets read into what is in the article as it is presented. It didn't say the brake wasn't on when it rolled away. It didn't say adults weren't supervising the children;things could have happened quickly. The kids should have been able to play outdoors like they once used to do; why make them stay inside in front of a video game? I know, it's more fun to play "what if?"!

fatherinevans
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fatherinevans 07/29/14 - 07:30 am
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whyme...

it was sarcasm.... This was an accident... this stuff happens and really no one is to blame.....You can over analyze every situation and in the end it was just an accident. Prayers to the families involved.

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corgimom 07/29/14 - 10:46 am
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The driver of the car has

The driver of the car has been charged with reckless conduct and she says that the car was in park and the parking brake was on.

I wonder if maybe one of the kids was playing in the car.

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AutumnLeaves 07/29/14 - 09:34 pm
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This article does not state

This article does not state that she said she put the parking brake on, it only said the car came out of gear. For what reason would she be charged with reckless conduct, if she had put the car's parking brake on? What are they trying to prove, jerri-rigging??

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