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Boy, 5, fatally struck after he was kicked out of car as punishment

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I feel bad for the guy that hit the kid on the highway with his car.


https://globalnews.ca/news/7495006/boy-struck-car-punishment/

A young boy was struck and killed by a vehicle in Fort Mitchell, Ala., on Sunday, in what authorities say was an accident linked to a soldier’s attempt at roadside discipline.

Sergeant First Class Bryan Starr, 35, has been arrested on a reckless murder charge in connection with the incident, according to Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor.

Starr was driving with his longtime girlfriend’s five-year-old son, Austin Birdseye, when he pulled over to punish the boy for “unruly” behaviour on Sunday night, investigators told local station WRBL.

The boy had been “acting out” at home so Starr had taken him out for a drive, the sheriff told CBS News.

Austin was still misbehaving so Starr kicked him out of the car in a church parking lot around 8 p.m. on Highway 165, Taylor said.

He allegedly lost track of the boy in the dark and the rain, and the child wandered onto the highway.

“He has no idea where he is or how to get home,” Taylor told local broadcaster WPDE. “Who thinks to tell a five-year-old to get out of a car because they’re being potentially loud?”

The boy was struck by a car on the highway and critically wounded, police say. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Starr did not know what happened to the boy until he noticed several cars stopped on the road, investigators said.

The boy’s mother, 33-year-old Christina Birdseye, was not in the vehicle at the time.

Taylor says Starr was Birdseye’s live-in boyfriend, and the two had been together for several years. An image on her Facebook page shows Starr crouching by a fire with two young boys.

Starr, who was born in Marengo, Ill., has been in the military for 17 years and is currently assigned to Fort Benning, the base said in a statement.

“Fort Benning is cooperating with local law enforcement officials,” a spokesperson for the base said.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic event and extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased.”

The driver of the vehicle that struck the boy is not facing charges.

The crash is under investigation.

“I definitely think Mr. Starr made a bad decision,” Taylor said.

“I can understand trying to discipline a child. I don’t understand putting a child out in the rain and losing sight of the child. That’s what is just mind-boggling to me. I don’t know what he was thinking.”


https://globalnews.ca/news/7495006/boy-struck-car-punishment/
https://globalnews.ca/news/7495006/boy-struck-car-punishment/
 
My mom made me walk on the sidewalk many times and drive slow with her flashers on when we mouthed off. Sucked when people I knew saw me or traffic backed up and people honked. My mom didn’t care at l.

Sucks for that guy. super sad.
 
“I can understand trying to discipline a child. I don’t understand putting a child out in the rain and losing sight of the child. That’s what is just mind-boggling to me. I don’t know what he was thinking.”

what
"yeah keep those kids on leashes at all times, if they manage to pull a bambi, you're the one that did it"
 
Shitting situation that ended the wrong way. It does not seem has though any harm was intended, rather to teach the kid a lesson. I know I was taught similar lessons growing up.

The spin the media puts on it from the go is unacceptable. It is written to make it seem like he took him out to the woods and beat him to death. I read it as he was trying to make a point and it ended in the worst way possible.

Sad all around, but the one sided twist should not be.
 
Wait, the stepdad dove off? As in abandoned a 5 year old child in a strange place at night? Fuck the above posts defending him, this is murder.

Can you just go away. Like seriously - if you want to add something of thoughtful value (asking a lot I know) then by all means. But your asshole and mouth seem to have gotten mixed up somewhere along the way.
 
Wait, the stepdad dove off? As in abandoned a 5 year old child in a strange place at night? Fuck the above posts defending him, this is murder.

Article say he lost track of the kid, not that he kicked him out and drove off. Could be the stepdad drove off, but could also be kid ran off and got lost. Certainly some amount of irresponsible parenting, but there's a lot of room for varying degrees of it.
 
Article say he lost track of the kid, not that he kicked him out and drove off. Could be the stepdad drove off, but could also be kid ran off and got lost. Certainly some amount of irresponsible parenting, but there's a lot of room for varying degrees of it.

Or he pulled to the side of the building to give the kid a minute of fright and when he came back the kid had run off.... I know my father did that to me once, told me we had to go, I wouldn't listen, so he drove around the building and came back- just long enough for me to realize 'oh shit he was serious' Easily could have had a bad outcome, instead I learned when dad says we are leaving we are leaving.
 
Or he pulled to the side of the building to give the kid a minute of fright and when he came back the kid had run off.... I know my father did that to me once, told me we had to go, I wouldn't listen, so he drove around the building and came back- just long enough for me to realize 'oh shit he was serious' Easily could have had a bad outcome, instead I learned when dad says we are leaving we are leaving.

nononono
we're in fear world now
everything is fear and panic
you're going to jail no matter what
 
My dad put me and my sister out on the side of a 4 lane hwy in florida because we wouldnt quit fighting. We thought we were going to get an ass whoopin. He drove off. Didnt go but about 20-30 feet. Worked like a charm.
Of course that was back in the early 70’s.
 
This is even worse.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/11-year-old-girl-killed-in-park-county-sledding-crash/


11-year-old girl killed in Park County sledding crash


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by: Colleen Flynn
Posted: Nov 28, 2020 / 11:03 PM MST / Updated: Nov 28, 2020 / 11:03 PM MST

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11-year-old girl killed in Park County sledding crash


Local

by: Colleen Flynn
Posted: Nov 28, 2020 / 11:03 PM MST / Updated: Nov 28, 2020 / 11:03 PM MST

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PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Colorado State Patrol reported an 11-year-old girl was killed in a sledding crash on Park County Road 60 on Saturday.
According to officials, Roberto Jaramillo Herrera of Forney, Texas was driving a 2018 Ford F250 that was towing four children on sleds affixed by tow straps on the snowpacked, icy roadway.
When one of the children fell off a sled, Herrera brought the pickup truck to a stop but an 11-year-old girl on another sled was unable to stop. She slid under the truck, suffering fatal injuries.
Drugs and/or alcohol are not suspected to be involved in the cause of the crash, according to CSP. The incident is still under investigation.
 
Starr, who was born in Marengo, Ill., has been in the military for 17 years

It's 2020. The post office switched to the 2 letter state abbreviation standard in 1963. What kind of savage still uses a three letter abbreviation for states?
 
It's 2020. The post office switched to the 2 letter state abbreviation standard in 1963. What kind of savage still uses a three letter abbreviation for states?

I’m a masshole, is that too many letters for you :flipoff2:
 
All kinds of fucked up the way that story is written. Long time live in boyfriend? 5 year old that isn't his? Still in the same parking lot, but he abandoned the kid? Didn't hear the incident, but only noticed when cars started backing up?

There's more what the fuck happened here than this is what happened with that reporting.

All I can gather is it is a really sad situation for all involved.
 
For what it's worth, I kicked my 14 year old out of the vehicle a good 8 miles from the house and went home one day. I did go back out and look for him after I had dropped my wife and daughter off and brought him back home. His attitude went from cussing his mother out in the car to apologizing when we walked in the door. :homer:
 
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