A few weeks ago in this space, we discussed whether “seat belt shaming” is an appropriate response in the wake of car crashes in which someone is killed.
Some of you debated whether there’s “shaming” going on at all. A fair enough point.
So we call your attention to a story from WCCO today in which the family of a young girl killed in a Wisconsin roll-over appears to have pushed back against suggestions made in the media that she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
On Wednesday the family of Kyra Hayes, 16, insisted that evidence shows she was strapped in. And now the authorities have confirmed that, indeed, she was wearing a seat belt.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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