Father Checking Text Messages, Son Dies

by Maxi

“Nobody did anything crazy.” These are the words of Gail Moore, grandmother of two-year-old Jackson Moore of Franklin County, Missouri.

It’s Saturday, January 3, as Nicholas Moore is cruising the ATV slowly through the woods with his son Jackson on his lap, and his brother Tony strolling alongside.

Later, in one of those fast-as-lightning incidents, Moore is checking his text messages when his son hit the throttle; the thrust knocks Moore to the ground and sends the vehicle flying into a tree.

Tony Moore, who is a paramedic, performs CPR. His nephew is not wearing a helmet. A short time later the boy is pronounced dead at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington.

Nicholas Moore told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his son had fired a .22 caliber rifle for the first time at a friend’s farm earlier that day. The father questioned his decision to allow his son on the ATV, to be distracted by his phone, but says he was being careful.

The toddler’s grandmother says the crash was a freak accident.

What do you say?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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