baby thrown from car

Tara - posted on 03/15/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )

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re-posted from the stir

I don't like teen parent stereotypes. There are just as many crappy and horrid older parents as well. But regardless, sometimes teens do stupid, stupid things.

Nineteen-year-old Gilbert Saavedra and his 16-year-old girlfriend, for example, showed that they shouldn't be caring for a carton of eggs, much less a baby, as evidenced by the events that took place when their 9-month-old baby went flying from their moving car. The baby, Alejandro, was supposedly thrown from the vehicle by his own mother -- unnamed because of her age.

According to witnesses, the parents were having an argument, then got into their gold Mercedes (what teen drives a Mercedes?!) and started speeding off at about 40 miles per hour. Then something horrific happened ....

The back door of the car opened, and according to some sources, the baby while strapped into his infant car seat fell out. Others say the car seat was thrown out. The car stopped, the teen couple got out, picked up baby Alejandro, put him back in the car, and sped off again. I guess that's better than leaving him in the middle of the road?

Cops caught up with them about an hour later, and the baby boy underwent a precautionary check-up at the hospital. He is thankfully uninjured, and is now in protective custody.

Mom is in Juvenile Hall, not just for "suspicion of child endangerment," but also for assaulting a CPS worker during an interview. Real winner, there. Dad is being held on $50,000 bail.

All I can say is what the hell? No matter HOW it happened, it takes some serious screw-ups and lack of ALL responsible thought to have a baby go flying from your car. I have more questions than answers. How did the car door open? Why wasn't the car seat securely attached to the seat even if the car door opened? A car seat just doesn't fall out!

I can't say I'm exactly rooting for them to get their kid back.

Do you think this was an accident?

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Sharon - posted on 03/15/2011

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ok the door doesn't open by accident unless it was a REAL piece of shit car. I've seen that happen.

I have been guilty of not strapping in a car seat and the first time I turned a corner, it turned on its side. It happened at twice that I remember.

But the door opening, the seat falling out and NOT going directly to a hospital is just beyond the realm of credibility for "accident". assholes.

Tara - posted on 03/15/2011

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I agree Krista, there is no plausible explanation for this to be an accident. Sure they may have "accidentally" forgot to buckle the seat into the actual car, they may have "accidentally" forgot to close the door all the way, they may have "accidentally" bumped the seat that wasn't buckled in, toward the door that wasn't all the way closed ending in the baby taking a tumble out the door and onto the road. However if those "accidents" did indeed take place that way, than why didn't they take the baby to the hospital to be checked out?
The fact they didn't tells me there were no "accidents" involved in this situation, except maybe the one where she "accidentally" got pregnant at 16.

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Vicki - posted on 03/15/2011

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i certainly dont think it was an accident, i think its disgusting, there are wonderful couples in the world that would give their right arms to have a baby and love and cerish them, that cant have the wonderful experience of a baby of their own. These people dont deserve children.......i hope this little baby Alejandro gets put in the care of one of them loving couples that arnt as fortunate as me to have their very own bundle of joy....

Rosie - posted on 03/15/2011

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no not an accident. sorry but kids now a days just don't go flying out car doors. back in the day, lol, like sharon, my husband had flown out of his moms car. she had turned a corner and he hadn't closed the door properly and he went flying out into the road. of course he wasn't strapped in, it was the 80's!!
these people need to lose their kid, for a long ass time. who the hell throws their own kid out of the fucking car?

Krista - posted on 03/15/2011

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I read some of the news reports, and witnesses say that after they picked up the baby and the carseat, they basically just tossed him back in the car and sped off.

So, even if they DID make an honest mistake with securing the car seat, and even if they DID make an honest mistake with regards to the door not being properly closed, and even if they DID make an honest mistake with not bringing the baby to the hospital...what possible excuse, after your baby flies out into the road, could you have for not stopping and taking the time to make sure that car seat is locked down like Fort Knox before your car moves so much as another inch?

Lacye - posted on 03/15/2011

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To be honest, a story like this makes me sick to my stomach. I don't think it was an accident because a car door doesn't just come open on its own unless there is something wrong with the door and for the carseat to just fall out? There is something really fishy about the whole thing and I hope that they don't get that child back. It's absolutely horrible that a child that age would be treated like that.

Becky - posted on 03/15/2011

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No way that was an accident! It was either intentional or gross negligence, but not an accident!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/15/2011

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Parents of all ages can be shitty parents. Age had nothing to do with that nut bag who drowned all of her defensless children. It pisses me off that it is geared towards the age of the parents. They can be shitty at all ages, and anyone that throws their kid out of a moving vehicle is a shitty parent.

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No way it was an accident unless their door latch 'just happened' to malfunction at the same time that the seat belt holding in the car seat also 'just happened' to malfunction.

I'm so glad the baby was ok!!

Veronique - posted on 03/15/2011

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What the heck......If the car seat was intalled properly i don't see how it could have went flying, + how did the door open????

Sharon - posted on 03/15/2011

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hhmmm I remember being about 4? or 5? riding in the family car, going through an intersection, my brother, the dipshit, who had been playing with the doors and been in trouble for it, fell out. yeah, busy intersection, toddler falls out. My grandfather was right next to him but couldn't grab him. He yelled and my dad looked back and slammed on the brakes, ran out, snatched my brother off the street and was stopped by a LOT of drivers who wanted to take my brother to a hospital. My dad - being my dad - refused. In front of them. But later drove us all to the base clinic where my brother was checked out. funny what you remember. I don't know why my dad refused. embarassement? anger at someone trying to tell him what was best for his kid? just an asshole? (ok a large part of it is that he IS an asshole.)..



Iforgot to mention - if I was 4, my brother was 3.

Bondlets - posted on 03/15/2011

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I agree that parenting classes should be required as well as regular monitoring of this couple if they get their baby back. I wonder if they thought they didn't need to take the baby to the hospital because he was in the seat, maybe they looked him over and he seemed OK. That doesn't make sense to any reasonable person yet these two teens are obviously not that. In their minds it may have made more sense to not take baby to be checked as they didn't want to come under scrutiny or have to explain why their child was suddenly out on the street. Again, not reasonable to normal people but perhaps perfectly reasonable to them.

Sharon - posted on 03/15/2011

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LOL Mercedes has been around for a long time 'ya'll. There are shitty ones on the road. Hubbys' family had a nice classic one but the doors all worked on it, lol.

I highly doubt those two shit heads had a new or newer mercedes but anything is possible.

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Tara does make a great point about the hospital - I missed that as well Krista. I know if that had happened to my child the first place I would go is A&E for a thorough check-up on him.

Jenni - posted on 03/15/2011

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Ok so two things occured here that *maybe* on their own could have been considered an accident. Although the baby wouldn't have been thrown from the car in such a way if only one thing occured.

Not only does the door fly open? Sure that could happen, more likely with an older child playing with the door and the childlocks aren't on. Or the door was not properly closed. Which it would really have to be left a jar for it to open because even when a car door is partially closed it still locks fairly securely.

But the carseat is also not secure??

Sounds a bit fishy to me.

It's either negligence or intentional.... not an accident.

Krista - posted on 03/15/2011

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The car door opening...that is strange, no doubt. Was the seat right next to the door? The kid was 9mo...is there any way at all he could have been next to the door in his seat and accidentally gotten his hand on the handle?

My Ford has doors that automatically lock when you put the car in drive.

I'm guessing a Mercedes would also have this feature.

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Some people really don't deserve children, I hope if it was deliberate they NEVER get their children back and if it was an accident (I have no idea HOW it could be, but sometimes freak things do happen) they are not allowed their child back until EVERYONE involved in the case is certain (not just satisfied but certain) that something like this will NEVER happen again - as it is NOT acceptable parenting.

Krista - posted on 03/15/2011

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Shit, that's a good point, Tara. I completely missed the fact that they didn't even take the poor wee mite to the hospital to make sure he was okay!

I'd say the only "accident" was when those two wastes of oxygen were born.

Bondlets - posted on 03/15/2011

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While driving last weekend I noticed one of our carseats leaning quite a bit. My dh (who had emptied the van entirely to clean it) had not buckled the seat in. He got an earful from me regarding that yet the fact was it was a mistake. Thank goodness our van door didn't open or we were not in an accident. So I'm not sure about the seat not being buckled in as it could have been a stupid oversight.



The car door opening...that is strange, no doubt. Was the seat right next to the door? The kid was 9mo...is there any way at all he could have been next to the door in his seat and accidentally gotten his hand on the handle? If he wasn't buckled in tightly and was able to sit up a bit he may have been able to just reach the handle.



I'm not supporting these two teens, one of which sounds incredibly irresponsible (assaulting a CPS worker is not usually the best choice). I'm just musing as to the possibility that this was truly a series of unfortunate events.



Another ?: Witnesses say they saw the teens get in the car...were they in the front seat or did the girl get in the back?

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 03/15/2011

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Hard to say, but a car door doesn’t just open unless it wasn’t shut from the start, or not shut well enough, and if he was properly in the seat, he should not have fallen out with the door open, I would like to know, what mental state are the parents in, do they have a history of arguing? What were they arguing about?
anyway regardless if this was an accident or not, I would say they should not get their child back until they undergo some parenting classes.

Krista - posted on 03/15/2011

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How on earth COULD it have been an accident? For the car seat to not be secured, AND for the door to have gone flying open? Even the most charitable cock-eyed optimist would describe this as complete negligence...at best.

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