July 24, 2009


While contemplating legislation to ban texting or talking on the cell phone when driving, apparently politicians need to consider banning the handling of flying mammals as well.

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

God, I love local news....

Driver Distracted By Bat, Unrestrained Baby Hospitalized In Car Crash
Police: Parents Won't Face Endangerment Charges
July 23, 2009

SCIO, Ohio -- A 2-and-a-half-month-old baby was injured in a crash after police said the child's father was distracted by a live bat he was holding while steering the car.

The father, Louis Hardy, 18, had picked up the bat because he was intrigued by it, according to Sgt. Jeff Bernard of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

"The bat started to do something in the vehicle that distracted him," Bernard said.

The child, police said, was sitting in his mother's lap in the front seat of the car, unrestrained by either a seat belt or a car seat when the car crashed into a utility pole in Scio.

Ronald Wright, who lives near the crash site on Church Street, said the crash sounded like an explosion.

Full story here . . . .


Randal Graves said...

This keeps up, and people are going to think this state is stupid.

themom said...

This was one of the most bizarre situations I have read about. The last I heard on the news was that the prosecutor was "thinking" about whether to file "child neglect" charges. DUH!?!?! To me it is a no-brainer.