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    All you young Twelvers out there, please remeber to stop and look for cars before riding or running out of your driveways this summer! Yesterday afternoon I tried to stop my 9 year old neighbor from zooming out of my driveway on her mini honda motorcyle. She heard me sreaming at the last second and hit the brakes and put her feet down. Thankfully, she only hit the car on the front side and the car didn't hit her. Had she not hit the brakes she probably would have been killed. She had been going 25 mph and hit the brakes about a foot before impact. She hit the car at about 20mph and almost flew over it. She didn't get hurt, thank God. The car has a large dent and paint and rubber down the side for about 3 feet. Please learn from her mistake. The situation could have had a very different ending if someone wasn't looking out for her. Have a SAFE summer!!

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    WHY ON EARTH is a 9 year-old riding a mini motorcycle that goes at least 25 miles an hour... on a STREET...where the HAY were her parents ....OMG ...this is wrong on so many counts ...i am livid!!!!



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    We live on a quiet (not many cars) cul-de-sac and that's just where all the kids (26 kids under 1 play...street hockey, tennis, skateboards, roller blades, ect. I guess the kids just forget sometimes that the street is actually there for cars. All the kids on the street take turns riding the motorcycle and have been told countless times of the rules... shirt, shoes, helmet, look before you leave the driveways, ect. It was such a huge mistake on her part. She didn't look at all!! I never let my kids ride the thing if I'm not out there, though. If they do, they get grounded for a week-no friends, tv or video games. Her grandparents had just come in from Philly and her parents were in the house at the time. I am so thankful that I decided to stay out and play basketball with the kids a little longer. I didn't say anything to her parents...they just took one look at the car and motorcycle and a little girl too shocked to speak...I'm sure they'll always be out there from now on. All the kids on my street are like my own and I had a very difficult time emotionally, yesterday. I couldn't stop crying and my nerves were completely shot. I was so sick to my stomach I even got sick a couple of times yesterday. I didn't sleep well, either. I'm better today. It just goes to show you how quickly a fun time can turn ugly. As for the speed...it tops out at 25mph and that's where the kids keep it. I can't say much, either. It holds up to 250 lbs so I've gotten on the thing several times myself...it doesn't seem like it's going that fast and it is fun. I haven't seen the bike since the accident and haven't asked if it's okay. I didn't see anyone on it today.

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    being int he right place at the right time - amazing how that happens sometimes - so glad you were there - hope your stress levels form it continue to improve - thank goodness you were out there
    it is so easy to take things for granted in our own space - not realizing dangers - a wake up call for many that was I am sure and now your street will be safer for a while
    take care and have a great day today!
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    fun is fun...yes for kids..thats all they see..is the fun....but...to me...i dunno what to say without sounding like a mean mean mommy...but...they are not at an age...to be responsible for something like that...period...they would not stop and think and say oh..ya..i gotta be careful...some would yes...but others would not...if the kids are gonna be at that age and ride a "powertool" like that ...then someone other than yourself shouldve been out there...or...have a parent watch thing set up about that bike....pick a day with low traffic (if ya can) and then have everyone out there to take turns...with major supervision to make sure these things DO NOT HAPPEN AGAIN....no offense to you d...please dont take it that way...and imo...i hope that bike never shows up again....ugh...hope the child is well....and the person drivin that car doesnt have nightmares for a long time....if it were me..i wouldnt be able to drive after that...unless i went 5 mph the rest of the way home....

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