Every Parent's Nightmare--You leave you child for a sleepover and she dies

Here is one of the saddest cases I've come across in a long time.

Parents left their 14 year old daughter with another parent for a sleepover. The host parent promised to supervise and enforce the rule that "my daughter is not to be driven by any young male drivers. This is the rule we have at home."

The promise was made, then broken.

You can read this very sad car accident case from the Supreme Court of Virginia here.

1 Comments
Ben- what a tragic story. A reading of the decision shows the Court correctly recognized the parents obligation and duty to use reasonable care to supervise this 14 year old girl- especially when they made assurances to the girl's parents.
by Gerry Oginski July 31, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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