Hutcheson George M (RX29470@DEERE.COM)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 10:04:10 GMT
This may not be directly related to the list subject but I'm
posting it in case you or your institution are involved in a
similar activity. I've not had any direct involvement with
either the program or the accident investigation so my facts
may be incomplete, but I wanted to share what I had in the hope
of preventing a similar occurrance.
A little over a week ago a local boy was fatally injured during
a Safety City program. Safety City is a basic traffic/pedestrian
safety and fire safety program for 1st graders presented by the
Cedar Falls fire and police departments. One youth accidentally
started a golf cart which crushed the other boy's head between the
cart and a parked ambulance. A police office tried to stop the cart
but couldn't get to it in time.
First, inadequate supervision(?). This is the only field trip where
parents are not asked to help. It is just the teachers, aides for any
disabled children, and the presenters.
Second, the key was left in the golf cart.
Pack 44/Troop 42
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City