Tragic Death of Child in Fayetteville, Georgia: Another Car Defect?

This was a terrible headline to read today, that a child was killed in Fayetteville, Georgia when a car rolled over him. The car, a Chrysler Sebring, apparently rolled over him even though the car was in park and no key was in the ignition at the time. Sounds like another car manufacturing defect to me.

Child Killed By Rolling Car
Posted: 7:41 am EST February 18, 2010
Updated: 8:43 am EST February 18, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Investigators will be checking out a Fayette County family’s car on Thursday after the vehicle apparently slipped out of park, hitting and killing the family’s 6-year-old boy.

The Chrysler Sebring was parked in the driveway of the home in the 500 block of Westbridge Drive in Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon when it began rolling, according to investigators.

The car stopped against a tree after hitting the child.

“The Chrysler was found without the keys in the ignition,” said Major Bryan Woodie of the Fayette County Sheriffs Office.

The victim’s 9-year-old sister was in the car during the incident, but “her presence is not believed to be a factor,” said Woodie.

No charges are expected to be filed, officials said.

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