Kate Gosselin slammed by Child Safety Group after son was pictured under her van
“Oops. What was that noise? Did I just crash one of your brothers? Oh, well, you number #7, you get to have a second bowl of cereal every morning and mommy gets to keep her monthly tanning sessions. Now kids, what did I tell you about seat belts? Completely unnecessary, right?”
All jokes aside, Kate Gosselin’s son had a narrow escape from what would have been a fatal accident on Thursday when he crawled under her van as she sat behind the wheel with the engine on. Apparently she was waiting for the bus to unload her kids but instead of getting out to supervise the whole thing, she stayed in the driver’s seat and waited for all the kids to get in with their backpacks. In the photos you can clearly see the seven-year-old boy climbing beneath the family-size van, with his head ending up immediately behind the right front wheel.
“A minivan is a 3000-pound lethal weapon and having children crawling around it is not prudent,” KidsAndCars.org president and founder Janette Fennell tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
“She should have gotten out of the car to supervise them, especially when you have that many children,” Fennell says “Kids tend to put themselves in harms way in an instant.”
“You should never leave children unattended in or around motor vehicles. Even if they are all capable of getting themselves into the van and getting buckled up, children at that age are unpredictable.”