Driver Spots A Barely Visible Boy Playing In A Leaf Pile, Warns All parents About The Danger
November 19, 2018 17:41 By Mambee
Over the years, the courier service UPS made it clear that safety is one of their top priorities, thus when one of its employees made a good judgment call on the subject, they were glad to stand by him.
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It was just another day of delivering packages for Jordan Weaver when he pulled by the curb of a home in Elkhart, Indianapolis, on November 5.
However, as he walked back to his car parked across the street, he was shocked to notice something in a pile of leaves.
On closer inspection, he discovered it was a barely visible little boy playing around. He was completely covered by the leaves and Weaver told WSBT-TV that his heart stopped.
The boy was practically lying in the street, and oncoming vehicles would most likely not see him.
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He discovered that he was the son to the woman to whom he had just delivered the package. She had been leaf blowing her yard so had neither seen nor heard her son.
With her permission, they re-enacted the scene, so Weaver could take a picture.
The driver made it clear that his capturing the incident was solely for educative purposes, to warn other drivers to be vigilant and to address parenting concerns.
He added that he had witnessed a whole lot of reckless driving in his years behind the wheel, and the problem is that people are distracted most of the time, taken in by their phones.
Glenn Zaccara, the UPS director of corporate media relations, explained to Yahoo Lifestyle that, initially, Weaver sent the video to the co-chair of the safety committee programme to be shared with other UPS drivers, but she went beyond that to share the video on Facebook.
Ever since it surfaced, it has gone viral even though the video was later taken down.
However, the post has drawn attention to the need for safety while driving, and it is just as crucial that certain precautions are taken when children are on the playground. Such precautions include:
1. Assess the safety of the play area: Before allowing your kids to play, take time to consider the safety of the surfaces, design, and equipment in the play area.
2. Adult supervision: Children should not be left to their own devices. An adult should always be nearby watching them.
3. Teach your children safety: Educate them on how to play responsibly: no shoving or crowding. Also instruct your child not to play with any broken equipment, and to draw the attention of an adult if such is noticed.
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4. Dress your child appropriately for the occasion. Necklaces, scarves, untied laces can be hazards.
A parent is not superhuman, but you can always do your best to guard against avoidable accidents.