The pain of losing one’s child is hard at any age. But when the child is a toddler and depends entirely on an adult for guidance, care and protection, sometimes what’s needed most falls through the cracks.
One tragedy in which this occurred was the recent death of the two-year-old toddler in Roanoke, Va. The little girl was found dead Sunday suffering from the heat; strapped in a car seat in 90 degree weather in the family van for hours. The parents apparently forgot where their child was. By the time she was located, it was too late.
According to the Roanoke Times, 50 people gathered for a prayer vigil on Monday for the toddler. More on this tragedy can be viewed here. http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/roanoke/vigil-held-after-roanoke-polic...
Roanoke, Va. is located in the Southwest region and is 240 miles from Washington, D.C.
Mother and three-year hit by SUV, mother dies
A fatal accident occurred Monday afternoon when a mother and her three-year-old daughter were hit by a SUV. The mother, Thelma Flores, died while her daughter, Isavela, was hospitalized and remains in critical condition. The mishap was at the 5800 block of Riverdale Road. Many saw what happened and reported this –
Those who witnessed the crash told FOX 5 they saw the woman grab her daughter before she was hit, and that the woman's body was thrown into the air as a result of the impact. The little girl was taken to the hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Residents familiar with the area stated the intersection where the accident was is dangerous and that many accidents occurred in the past at the same spot. The driver of the SUV remained on the scene.
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