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Nanny killed. Baby saved. Driver charged.

by jl333 on February 3, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Tragic story as a nanny was crossing the street, in the crosswalk, with the baby in the stroller. The two were hit by an SUV sending the nanny flying 30 feet from the impact, dying instantly. The front tire ht the stroller, pushing it several feet with the baby strapped. The nanny was essentially a hero for having properly strapped the baby in. The baby lived. The driver told the police "by the time I looked up, it was too late". One has to ask themselves, why she wasn't looking up in the first place? Was she texting? Nanny killed. Baby saved. Driver charged.


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