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Police Identify Accident Victim As Isabella Stanford

February 16, 2013

Police have identified the 5-year-old victim of Friday's tragic sledding accident as Isabella M. Stanford....

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oldwizard

Feb-24-13 6:20 PM

I am honestly ashamed that I read this article now. I have known this family for most of the mother's life and you people should be ashamed of yourselves. There may very well be charges at a later date but that doesn't give any of you the right to become judge, jury, and executioner. I don't know the story about what happened, how it happened, why, or any details and I guarentee I know the family better than any of you. It was tradgic, a child has been killed, dozens of lives changed forever. I hope Missy never reads your comments, I haven't even called her myself in respect for what she is going through. It is truly discusting how people think they know everything. Thank you MEM for doing what you could to prevent this. At least someone did.

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prayalways

Feb-18-13 6:19 PM

the news clearly stated there was no baby sitter. the oldest child was 7 years of age. in my oppinion and im sure many others the "working mother" is from what the neighbors have seen regarding the twins being un-attended on more than one occasion. THE MOTHER IS SCUM! PRAY FOR THE REST OF THE MINOR CHILDREN IN TGHE HOUSE!

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prayalways

Feb-18-13 6:13 PM

THE PARENT SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH neglect as it has been clearly staated what the neighbors were seeing " the children playing by the road" time after time during the summer! The mother who they said wasnt there and was on the way to "her job". hmmm she must have been all summer "on the way to her job" right? when her five year old daughters were rolling down the hill on to the side walk! Two five year old kids left un attended! some people dont deserve kids. rember this was seen on more than one accasion, 5 year old twins playing by the road NOT SUPERVISED! I pray for the little girl that passed and the twin left with that family!!!! child services needs to step in and save underage children before its to late for them to...... ****prayers*****

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JSMTGUY

Feb-18-13 4:05 PM

Bless ALL the children, oh lord affected by this tragedy, bless "bella's" family, bless the driver of the jeep and their family, and bless the sympathetic comments on here, I ask this in your name so that both family and friends may find comfort with this beautiful life you have taken from them to do your work. AMEN

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section6fan

Feb-18-13 3:03 PM

MEM, I don't mean to be harsh to you either. It has to be difficult from your perspective to have tried to prevent this through your warnings and then hear of this tragedy. It's sad all around for sure.

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MEM699

Feb-18-13 1:43 PM

As stated in a earlier post, I live across the street from this scence. I have told those children numerous times it was not safe, and its not the first time they have put themselves in harms way.. I feel awful for everyone in this situation, but I don't agree with the fact that its been known that the kids are doing this, and obvisoulsy nobody has stopped them. If Discipline was put into place over the summer when I personally watched these kids rolling down the hill onto foote ave sidewalks, things may have been different. I have a 9 year old. I Live on foote ave.. I would personally never allow her outside alone especially in that area.. Allen park is around the corner.

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section6fan

Feb-18-13 11:25 AM

I agree young children should be closely supervised. But are you telling me you've never let your 5 or 7 year old go outside to play for even 1 minute without your supervision? If so, good for you that you do that. Certainly it is the preferred approach. But the reality is the majority of us give some limited freedom to our school age kids to play outside of our home on their own. I personally don't know the facts of this situation but I can certainly put myself into moments of life where a split second could have turned out differently for me or my kids and I'm not going to condemn this family or babysitter for what happened. They lost their daughter. Don't you think that alone is punishment enough for decisions they now surely regret? Why is it necessary to pile on the criticism through a public forum? I think that's truly mean spirited to do so. Show some compassion for what they are going through now and what they will have to live with forever.

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kipperific

Feb-18-13 11:03 AM

Everyone personally involved is a victim here. The driver has an infant daughter and is haunted by that fateful day. Many thoughts and prayers to the family of Isabella. May time, love and forgiveness heal their grief & sorrow.

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MEM699

Feb-18-13 8:43 AM

Preventable with direct supervision which should have been the baby sitter/ or parent outside with the children. The way our society is today, a child should not be left alone for any amount of time unsupervised. As a babysitter or parent its your repsonsability to take care of a child. Yes accidents do happen, but if you are supposed to be "watching" a child you belong with them at all times. Especially the ages those kids where.

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section6fan

Feb-18-13 6:03 AM

Wow, what a tragedy. Preventable? Sure. And I'm certain nobody is more aware of that than Bella's parents, babysitter, and even her little friends sledding with her. How does added condemnation and 'I told you so' help now? It only deepens their grief to be publicly criticized so harshly and mercilessly. Yes, this accident can and should be used to prevent similar ones, but really, how many of us as parents or babysitters can say we had 100% control over the actions of our young, energetic children at all times? I know I can't and I consider myself a pretty good parent -- and I was raised by an excellent mom. Yet still, I was lucky to escape some situations that could have turned out tragically too, as have my own kids. I bet if you're honest, most of you have too. Yet here you are casting stones at this family at a time when they need our compassion and sympathies. But for the grace of God go each of us.

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SCALLYWAG

Feb-17-13 10:31 PM

God bless the little girl. Her family and the driver. What a tradgity

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SCALLYWAG

Feb-17-13 10:29 PM

Would be interesting to find out who the babysitter was. We know one of the local neighbors right by there. The babysitter should have to answer. Check there cellphone records and see where there attention was focused.

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Jazzie

Feb-17-13 6:21 PM

Hey Taylor, you're acting as if no one else has ever lost a loved one over senseless acts and grieved. Just lost a friend recently because they were misdiagnosed by one of your brainiac doctors. Another lost his life battling this godforsaken war overseas because people think it's threatening our freedom. "...You don't know what they're going through." They're going through helll.

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MEM699

Feb-17-13 4:44 PM

I live directly across the street from this tragic accident scene. We have seen these kids all winter long and have told them numerous times it was not safe. Even in the summer the same kids would role down the hill and have landed on the sidewalks from time to time. we even had a few of them mouth off to us for telling them that it was not safe... so this is not a first time that this has been done. It is tragic, but in all actuality it could have been prevented.

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Taylor1234

Feb-17-13 4:33 PM

To all the people sitting here talking bad about what happened and the family.. Do you actually know them? Do you understand what they are going through? It was a freak accident. How can you actually talk bad at this time, when they can all get on and read what you heartless people are saying. She just lost her daughter WHILE ON HER WAY TO WORK. Put yourself in their shoes.. Cause I guarantee none of you are. Your listening to the story, while its their life. You have no clue what they're going through. Everyone sitting here talking negatively; get a life.

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Jazzie

Feb-17-13 1:01 PM

So much talk about the mother. Where was the father? What's the real story behind that? Last I knew it took 2 people to make a child. And no I am not being cold, heartless or ignorant.

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tinaw67

Feb-17-13 9:34 AM

There should been adult supervision with those children.The mother is a good mother. She was at work making a living to provide for her children. At least she is not sitting on welfare like 75% of Jamestown. The question is where was the BABY SITTER? She should of been out there with those kids! God Bless the family of Bella...

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danurse

Feb-17-13 2:13 AM

Yes, it is a tragedy, but BEFORE you persecute her mother, maybe you should know the REAL story. The mother was at work! (yes, at work, EARNING a living for her children) the twins were in the care of a person of legal age to babysit. Yes, there was a lack of good decision making on the part of the babysitter and the children sledding, but how many of you that are so easy to persecute this mother have hired a teenaged babysitter for your children?!? Think about it..... This mother is going through enough without your heartless, ignorant comments... so once again I say.. if you don't, without reservation, know the facts, then don't comment! My sympathies to this mother, family, the driver and the babysitter..... their lives are changed forever.

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izzapriss

Feb-17-13 12:32 AM

dumb parents!! you didnt care youre kids were flying into ft ave? ********! yesss I said it!! Im grateful she got out of that life. SORRY THE WAY IT HAPENED

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mv2307

Feb-16-13 11:33 PM

It isn't the first time a child in Jamestown died as a result of parents that weren't around or taught their kids how dangerous the roads can be. It won't be the last, either, unless parents wise up and take responsibility for the kids they have. Love and cherish them, not send them outside by themselves or let them roam the streets. Keep them safe and BE INVOLVED, know where they are. So tragic to see this. The driver, even though not at fault, will forever have to live with this and it could have been prevented.

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DeborahO

Feb-16-13 11:19 PM

Isabella's parents and/or legal guardians should definately be charged with child neglect and any other possible charges related to the premature and tragic death. Children deserve the proper supervision to keep them safe.

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ciecie

Feb-16-13 11:05 PM

so sad. just heard on ch.7 that there was no adult supervision. they also said that no charges will be filed against the driver.

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AverageGuy

Feb-16-13 10:27 PM

sad so sad with Allen park only 5 minute walk from where it happened.

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critix

Feb-16-13 10:22 PM

heartbreaking. that split second - many lives lives changed forever. the driver who will be haunted forever although surely not at fault. thoughts and prayers to all

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Jazzie

Feb-16-13 9:45 PM

Not that everyone lives in close proximity to Allen Park to walk there. Duh

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