Accident kills 10-year-old son of Georgia state Senate candidate

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The 10-year-old son of a Georgia Legislature candidate has died in a home accident.

Stephen Ginn, of Madison County, was killed Wednesday when the Kubota Mule utility vehicle he took for a spin after school overturned on his gravel driveway and pinned him underneath.

Stephen was found shortly before 6 p.m. by his father, state Senate candidate Frank Ginn, according to Madison County Coroner Michelle Cleveland.

Stephen, who regularly used motorized equipment on the family farm, took the Mule for a drive after school, lost control on a curve and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn, Cleveland said.

Frank Ginn had served as Franklin County government manager and is a candidate to replace state Sen. Ralph Hudgens of Hull in the 47th Senate District. Hudgens is leaving the seat to run for Georgia insurance commissioner.

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opiner
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opiner 08/28/09 - 05:46 am
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A parents nightmare.

A parents nightmare.

mercyme
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mercyme 08/28/09 - 07:40 am
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Those vehicles are so

Those vehicles are so dangerous!!!!!!!

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 08/28/09 - 07:46 am
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My Thoughts and Prayers They

My Thoughts and Prayers They will need plenty.

Boston93
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Boston93 08/28/09 - 08:13 am
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God Bless the Family. So many

God Bless the Family. So many accidents of this type happen over and over and its a shame. But, accidents happen in many other ways. Prayers are with them.

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stillamazed 08/28/09 - 09:25 am
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Any vehicle can be dangerous

Any vehicle can be dangerous when they are not operated correctly, I think that children that age should only be allowed to ride under parental supervison. My heart goes out to the family and hopefully this can be a lesson on the dangers of such vehicles.

SouthernChic
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SouthernChic 08/28/09 - 03:11 pm
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So sad. Definately, parents

So sad. Definately, parents need to supervise when children ride. Let this be a lesson learned for all of us.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/28/09 - 05:23 pm
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How many children have to die

How many children have to die before parents realize that children are not mature enough to operate those vehicles?

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 08/29/09 - 03:09 am
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(C)orgimom, your question is

(C)orgimom, your question is right on point!

Ole School
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Ole School 08/29/09 - 05:41 am
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Hudgens is leaving the seat

Hudgens is leaving the seat to run for Georgia insurance commissioner. ... HELLO , now we will get something done about these little death traps, I am so sorry about the little boy , but he is not the first , and unless some laws are changed there will be a lot more to come....

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fftaz71 08/29/09 - 07:51 am
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why do we need to change

why do we need to change laws? I believe there are provisions in the laws already on record regarding minors operating motorized vehicles. How about parents abiding by the manufacturers recommendations that state right on the vehicles that persons under 16 should not operate this vehicle. The Mule wasnt the problem...it was the parents who let the kid ride it unsupervised that were the problem. Utilized properly these things are no more dangerous than anything else.

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yvalentine6 08/29/09 - 07:57 am
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This is so sad. What kind of

This is so sad. What kind of vehicle is that, anyway?

Tots
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Tots 08/29/09 - 11:50 am
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I agree with you

I agree with you fftaz71@7:51.Sending love and prayers to the family.I sure hope the boy didn't suffer.

confederate american
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confederate american 08/30/09 - 12:38 pm
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corqomon-i guess you could

corqomon-i guess you could say that about a lot of grown ups in the area with all the wrecks that happen every single day and its even worse when it rains

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