In the photo obtained from Radar Online, the seven-year-old boy can clearly be seen underneath the family-size van. His head is immediately behind the right front wheel. On the face of it, that’s a potentially lethal scenario, especially when the mother, Kate Gosselin, remained behind the wheel of her car, instead of getting out of the car to supervise her kids getting in the car.
Janette Fennel, the president of KidsAndCars.org said “a minivan is a 3000-pound lethal weapon and having children crawling around it is not prudent.”
The incident when the former reality star (their show was canceled as you may remember) pulled up at a parking lot to meet the school bus and take her eight children home. The kids piled into the back of the car with their backpacks.
Except one didn’t. He decided to scramble all the way under the vehicle and play on the ground. As the child safety experts say, the former Kate Plus 8 star would have crushed him, had the car rolled back or forward.
You will be pleased to know nothing like that happened, and eventually the boy settled in the back of the van with his siblings. But is the incident as shocking as it is reported by some?
In Kate’s dense, the engine was turned off, and there was another child outside the car who could see where his brother was. Yes, parents have to be the parents and not leave it to the kids, but does Kate Gosselin deserve a little bit of a break here?