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It breaks my heart...

Those three little boys who died in Camden, NJ suffocated in the trunk of a car because they were playing and the latch closed on them...no one knew. Thank God they weren't murdered, but still. How scary does it have to be to be in a trunk with two of your friends (the boys were 5,6, and 11) and know that you may never come out? To have them dying around you and know you'll be next? It's so sad.

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aradia_23
Jun. 27th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
omg, i didnt know about that!! and having you explain it like that makes it sound scarier...could you imagine what panic they must have gone through each time one of them stopped moving or breathing? dont they have ways to get out of trunks from the inside? maybe it was an older car.
jellibeanjulie
Jun. 27th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
yeahh they do now. There's glow in the dark handles (so you can see with the trunk shut) that when you pull it, it pops open the truck. I also think in some cars there's a way to go from the back seat to the trunk, but I don't know if the vice versa is true.
awriterswindow
Jun. 27th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know how well those work, because we were messing around a few months ago and we put my friend Mike in the trunk of Jen's car, and he said he couldn't see the handle when he was in there. It was one of the glow-in-the-dark ones, too.
jellibeanjulie
Jun. 27th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
wow.

ya know, I've thought about that before. how in the world is a handle inside the trunk going to get enough light in order to glow?

though you put a kid in the trunk?
awriterswindow
Jun. 27th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
You make a good point.

Yeah...we were at the movies and Mike was with us (he's 18, so he's not really a kid), and we opened up Jen's trunk because we were marveling at how clean it was, and suddenly Rachel and Katie just stuck him in there and shut the lid. Jen drove around the parking lot for a little bit while I stood there shrieking, "I CANNOT BELIEVE we just DID that!"
awriterswindow
Jun. 27th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
I know...I would have been absolutely terrified. They do have a way to do that, but they were saying that the law that demanded that the cars have an inside way to get out of the trunk was passed a few years after the car the boys were in was made. It didn't have that escape thing. What's even sadder is that the father of one of the boys is the one that opened up that trunk and found them.
aradia_23
Jun. 28th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
omg that is really sad...i would have died right there if my child was dead in a trunk and i found him!
awriterswindow
Jun. 29th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
I know...I would have, too.
cheapblackpens
Jun. 27th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)

That's why I'm glad my car has a glow-in-the-dark handle in the trunk. I'm planning on keeping my car until it costs more money to fix it than it does to buy a new car. If Audi did something right, it was put a glow-in-the-dark handle in the trunk. The salesman's explanation: "we don't want kids getting caught while playing."

I would be crazy with grief knowing that my child died while playing. How can life end when you're so young and trying to be happy? It's times like these when I know God has to exist, because how could something so bad happen without some higher purpose? How could life itself be so cruel?

awriterswindow
Jun. 27th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
I have no idea, you know? I know my car doesn't have one of those things...it's a '94, so I don't think I'd ever let people screw around with my trunk.

It's just so sad. I know what you mean...there has to be a reason, yet it is so hard to find it. I'm glad it wasn't a murder, but it's still so sad. I mean, three young kids trying to play hide and seek or something, and it ends like that. It's terrible.
cheapblackpens
Jun. 27th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)

I'm very protective of my car, but I can't watch it all the time. I gave one of my friends the keys so he could sign a surprise birthday card that was in my backseat and he tried to drive off when I turned my back.

I'm also glad it wasn't a murder, because it just disturbs me how people can kill children. That Andrea Yates thing had me so shaken when it happened. She had her reason, but it wasn't rational to anyone else.

awriterswindow
Jun. 27th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
I understand. I'm protective of mine, too...no one else is allowed to drive it but me or be in it without me there.
steveo1601
Jun. 27th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
there are also ones in ford focuses
cheapblackpens
Jun. 27th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)

I was pretty sure there were, but I wasn't positive. I think someone mentioned that to me once.

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awriterswindow
Jun. 27th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
I know... :(
omnusomega
Jun. 27th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
its bc of stuff like this that i dont watch the news or read the paper anymore, except for the comics section that is
awriterswindow
Jun. 27th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
I used to feel that way, too.
omnusomega
Jun. 27th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
this reminds me of part of a jeff foxworthy comedy routine about how u need to numb urself a bit with all the bad things going on in the world, he said how he read in the paper that a bus drove off a cliff in iran killing like 200 ppl and he said when he read it the first thing he thought was "oh my god.......how do u fit that many ppl on a bus, someone has got to be sitting on a lap there" then he said some of the sting is taken out when it becomes a physics equation
awriterswindow
Jun. 28th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
LOL. Too funny. ;)
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