5 Family Members Killed in Motel Fire

June 2007 The bodies of 5 family members were found huddled in and near a bath-tub after a fire broke out at their suburban Atlanta motel. Among the dead were 2 men, a woman, and 2 children. Six more people were hospitalized, including three firefighters, a 14-year-old girl, and two other patrons staying at the Budget Inn in Riverdale. An off-duty police officer who was passing by saw the flames and reported the fire early in the morning. It was … Continue reading →

Toddler Dies Inside Dishwasher

June 2007 A 12-month-old boy managed to lock himself inside a dishwasher, and ended up perishing in the process, most likely from heat exposure. It was a May tag model that begins it’s wash cycle automatically when the door is closed. His 13-year-old brother found him inside the machine, but the boy died before paramedics could arrive. The accident occurred at the child’s home in Romance, Arkansas. Authorities are still investigating the incident, but said that no signs of prior … Continue reading →

Teenager Killed By Lightning

June 2007 A Virginian teen who was fishing with his brother, was struck by lightning and killed after getting caught in a thunderstorm. Jeremy Mosebrook, 14, and his 16 year old brother left their fishing poles at the pond as the storm moved in over them. But they could not get to safety soon enough. Jeremy was struck by a bolt of lightning as the brothers ran through an open hayfield to find shelter. Efforts to revive the boy proved … Continue reading →

Child Sitting In Woman’s Lap Dies In Car Crash

6-6-07 A 5-year-old girl from Grand Junction, Colorado, was killed on Wednesday, while she was sitting unrestrained on the lap of the front seat passenger of a car driven by her father. He made a left turn into oncoming traffic on U.S. 50, colliding with a van, according to the Colorado state patrol. The child, Elizabeth Hatch, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The passenger, 24 year old Jennifer Scarbrough, also of Grand Junction, later died from … Continue reading →

Girl Offered $100 to Take Ride With Stranger

May 24, 2007 A ten-year-old girl claimed she was approached by a stranger while playing tag with friends in her Pueblo, Colorado neighborhood. The incident happened at around 6:45 P.M., near East Seventh Street and Iola Avenue. The girl said a white man with shoulder-length black hair pulled up and asked her if she needed a ride. The girl said no, but before driving off, the man then prodded, “Are you sure? I’ll give you $100 dollars?” The girl told … Continue reading →

Satan To Blame For Microwaved Baby

5-22-07 The mother of a baby who received serious burns after being microwaved by her father, told a Houston television station, KHOU, that Satan was to blame for her husbands actions. Maurie Mauldin, 20, stated that the devil “saw my husband as a threat” due to the fact that he was trying to become a preacher. The baby girl was released from the hospital after 11 days. She had received the burns after being placed in the microwave oven of … Continue reading →

Coyote Attacks 5-Year-Old

5-21-07 A 5-year-old Middletown, New Jersey boy was the victim of an odd attack Monday evening. Brayden Gazette was playing with his sister Sydney, in a yard across the street from their home, when a coyote bolted out from the woods and bit the child on his head. The animal startled and ran off when his sister Sydney screamed for help. The boy received 46 stitches and two rabies shots following the attack. Though coyote attacks are extremely rare, (they … Continue reading →

3-Year-Old Taken to ‘Baby Drop’

5-10-07 On the first day of a program in Japan offering an anonymous drop box for unwanted babies, a father stunned people by leaving his 3-year-old child at the ‘baby drop.’ The Roman Catholic-run Jikei hospital in the southern city of Kumamoto, started the program known as “stork’s cradle,” to discourage abortions and the abandonment of children in unsafe public places. According to reports, the boy (believed to be three years of age) said he “came with daddy” and was … Continue reading →

Toddler Falls From Balcony

5-12-07 A 2-year-old boy fell 12 feet from the balcony of a second floor apartment building at around 8:00 in the evening. Police investigated the incident and determined it to be accidental. Luckily, he was treated only for minor injuries and released. … Continue reading →

Six-Year-Old Dies After Slipping With Scissors

5-11-07 A six-year-old girl died while reaching for scissors that were on top of a refrigerator in her Verona Beach, N.Y. home. The child fell from a chair she was using to reach the scissors, and ended up stabbing herself in the neck with the blades. She was standing on a wheeled, office style chair, when it moved from underneath her, causing her to loose her balance. The girl had been retrieving the pair of scissors to cut out gum … Continue reading →