Most people by now are aware of the human toll from the opoid epidemic sweeping the nation. Yet one often overlooked aspect of the scourge is the danger it poses to children. In Ohio, staff at a Toledo hospital were forced to use 3 doses of a narcotic overdose drug, naloxone, in order to revive a one and a half year old boy who had overdosed on opoids. Assuming his mother is telling the truth, the toddler came upon the … Continue reading →
It’s the middle of the night, do your know where your kids are? If you assume they’re still fast asleep in bed where you left them, this might be a bad assumption. It certainly was for a couple in Sumter, South Carolina. Apparently, their 2-year-old got up after they went to bed and decided it was a good time to hit the town and check out the night life. The tot was seen driving down the street in the middle … Continue reading →
On one sunny Saturday in June, a mother and her daughter played tag in the front yard of their home in Hackettstown, New Jersey. With her mother Marlen close behind, Alyson Machigua giggled as she ran into the back yard of an elderly neighbor. When she was about halfway across the neighbor’s yard the toddler suddenly disappeared. It was as though she had been swallowed by the earth. The girl had fallen into a hole that was later found to … Continue reading →
In Manns Harbor, North Carolina, two young sisters lost their life after they apparently climbed into a neighbor’s vehicle but were unable to get themselves out. The two toddlers, ages 18 months and 2 years, were reported missing on Friday. A sheriff’s deputy discovered the children in the back seat of the hot car about 30 minutes later. The incident remained under investigation. (USA Today, 6-30-2008, 8A) … Continue reading →
In Tanola County, Mississippi, a toddler was injured by flying glass as a stray bullet shattered the window of his family’s truck as they drove down the road. But it could have been much worse, Nicole Morris, the boy’s mother says the bullet narrowly missed her two-year-old son hunter, passing through the headrest on the passenger side before ending up on the driver’s side rear view mirror.
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 →