HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Michigan (Group) » Boy, 7, dies after being ...

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 11:48 AM

Boy, 7, dies after being run over by bulldozer in west Michigan


A 7-year-old West Michigan boy died Thursday after he fell from a trailer being pulled by a bulldozer and was run over, Michigan State Police said.

Officials said they believe his death was an accident.

The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. in a field near a home in the 7100 block of Lawrence Road near Marshall in Maple Grove Township in Barry County, according to authorities. Maple Grove Township is about 21 miles north of Battle Creek and about 121 miles west of Detroit. ..............(more)

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2022/01/28/boy-dies-after-being-run-over-bulldozer-west-michigan/9252354002/




3 replies, 1192 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Boy, 7, dies after being run over by bulldozer in west Michigan (Original post)
marmar Jan 2022 OP
Boxerfan Jan 2022 #1
LogicFirst Jan 2022 #2
Wingus Dingus Jan 2022 #3

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:08 PM

1. This made no sense till I read the story

And seems Dad may have been negligent-with devastating results.

From the story.
"State police Lt. DuWayne Robinson said the bulldozer was known to malfunction. He said the machine would abruptly stop and then shift into reverse on its own. Investigators think that's what happened when the boy fell off the trailer, the lieutenant said."

And just for the record-I call BS. I'm a mechanic & they don't have a ghost in the transmission. Dad was F'ing around probably.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Boxerfan (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:18 PM

2. Why was the 7 yo on the trailer?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:58 PM

3. Hauling firewood with a bulldozer--kind of weird, but

I know rural types and they love collecting heavy equipment. Poor child was probably having fun, helping dad--what an awful way to go. Dad will never be the same.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread