Adrianna Frances Clemens
January 16, 2002 – October 9, 2004
A Mothers Story about the Life and Death of Her Little Girl
October 9, 2004 started out as a normal Saturday morning in our home. My son had a few friends upstairs that had stayed over night to celebrate his 6th birthday. My husband was in the kitchen that morning preparing breakfast. Adrianna and I were talking about what mothers and daughters always relate to going shopping.
As the hours went on, the most horrifying and worst nightmare a parent can ever possibly imagine happened. In less than a moment, I looked down and my precious daughter was gone an image that no mother, no parent, no soul should ever have to see!! Adrianna was helplessly in the arms of her father.
OOH NO! NOT ME GOD; PLEASE DO NOT TAKE MY DAUGHTER, MY ANGEL. SHE IS MY PRINCESS. OH GOD PLEASE! ADRIANNA IS MY LIFE!!”
The death of a child is and always will be the worst tragedy a parent could ever live through. Half of your soul dies with your child; leaving you paralyzed by knowing that your life, from that day on, will never be the same.
My goal as a parent is to share Adrianna’s story with other parents by informing them about a horrible epidemic that is happening to children every where. Children under the age of 4 are tragically being killed because they cannot be seen behind the larger vehicles everyone is driving. These unbelievable tragedies are happening in our own driveways—right outside of our homes.
Manufacturers have been designing vehicles including SUVs, TRUCKS, and MINIVANS with “”blind-spots”” ranging from 13 to 55 feet!!! As a result, it is impossible for ANY DRIVER to see what is behind them when they are backing up.
The most chilling fact about this epidemic is that 60% of the time this happens it is a parent who is behind the wheel and they are killing their own children.
Adrianna Frances Clemens died on October 9, 2004. The most agonizing pain is that Adrianna tragically was backed over by her own father.