Friday

Ernie Howlett Park in Palos, Verdes, CA

Received Friday, June 15, 2007
Near dusk, today (Thursday 6/14) Your little girl, white, perhaps 2.5-3 y.o., blond ringlet curls, wearing a pink tank top and shorts outfit was crossing the street between the park and the parking lot trailing 5-10 feet behind two nannies. The little girl was wearing white sandals, one of which came off. The child stopped to fiddle with the shoe in the middle of the road just as I was approaching. I was traveling at a low speed, but not everyone does. Those two seconds it took for your nanny/nannies to react could have been very tragic. The nannies were engrossed in their own conversation paying no heed to the little girl. Both nannies were 40-55 y.o., Hispanic, one had dark hair, the other had a reddish tinge to her hair, the nanny with the red tinged hair was carrying a white pocketbook and wore tan pants. She is the nanny who ran back for the child, scooped her up and carried her to the other side of the road. This happened very quick and is all I can remember.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank Goodness, for the little girl, you are a defensive driver! I can only imagine the outcome had someone not so careful been behind that wheel. Hopefully her Mother will see this post and fire that Nanny ...

Anonymous said...

we had just like you an allmost accident in Flushing NY 163 street and 46th ave....child-care-center..child ( 1year old)..in middle of street...i stopped looked no parent just other older kids ( 4-7 year olds 8 of them on sidewalk )i took the baby put him on the grass.. so i had enough safe time to drive by. in corner of my eye i watched the baby getting up and walking up 4 steps into a attached house...so next day when i passed again i noticed 10-15 young children running in and out of this house.. gate wide open..no adults.. i ask the neighbors.. i was told they belong to a church down the street and watch the kids..watch is the word i would of like to have seen someone watch this kids....i have called 311 and reported the house because i noticed 2 second time the same young baby outside on sidewalk no adults...
i hope i did the right thing to report them.. but i would of feel horrible if something happens and i did nothing...and something will happen very busy NY street and child is very very small....

Anonymous said...

8:53-
next time you see this, you need to call 911. if this is a day-care it needs to stop, these kids are really in danger of getting hurt.

Kelly said...

OP, great job reporting this. You still have time to report this to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (212) 676-2444. This place will get an inspection faster than they can say Notice of Violation.

Also remember 911 if you see children wandering off the property into the road.

Kelly said...

Sorry, The message I just posted (above) is for 8:53AM, not OP.

Anonymous said...

8:53 AM
I think this needs to be reported to Children's Protective Services.

Anonymous said...

why wouldn't someone being paid to do a job walk hand in hand with the child? I just saw this article about a child who's sitter allowed him to run ahead of her and he was snatched and molested. And some of you people think a nanny taking her eye off of a charge is okay? What is WRONG with YOU?
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_166220339.html

Lorenza said...

It only takes a few minutes or less of taking your eye off of a child to have him or her run into the street, decide to dive into or fall into a swimming pool, or even be snatched. These are but a few scenerios, all of which could prove to be fatal to a child.