Toddler Dies After Grandmother Runs Him Over With A Lawnmower - Miami News - Riptide 2.0 Well, grandma was towing this child in a cart behind the lawnmower, he fell out, and she couldn't stop in time to avoid running him over. In a word, tragic, and my heart aches for the whole family. What's bugging me is the same thing that always bugs me when I hear of such headlines. The socioeconomic divide the plays a factor in whether or not charges will be filed. This just happened, and an investigation is "pending", but sure enough, I look up the address and it's in a more "affluent" part of town. Now it's comparing apples and oranges, but about a month ago, a babysitter was arrested ON THE SPOT because she caught a ride in the back of a pickup truck with the toddler in her care. Wrong and technically illegal, but she kept the toddler IN his stroller and sat right there with him. In both of these stories, the grown ups were being irresponsible, I just get so aggravated as to why some ppl get arrested on the spot and others not so much. And I totally get that the news doesn't always give you ALL the information, but after seeing several drowning stories every year, and being able to identify the socioeconomic status of the parents/caregivers based on whether they are arrested immediately or not, it gets really frustrating. Since I'm poor, I have to be MORE careful with my kids with fewer resources. Like poor ppl need that additional stress?