That Looks Like an Accident Waiting to Happen

@Corbin5 (65017)
United States
April 19, 2017 2:57pm CST
My sister still lives in the old neighborhood in which we grew up. We decided to drag Molly along with us to drop something off at my sister's house. We literally have to DRAG Molly along with us since she has decided that walking on a leash is beneath her, and she has become highly uncooperative during walks. We stumbled upon something that looked like an accident waiting to happen in my old neighborhood. I can just imagine some kids removing those rotting boards from the rather deep hole made of concrete we saw along our way. A kid, or a human of any age, falling into whatever is underneath those boards could definitely end up in bad shape. I will send the photo of that area-of-danger to the village and ask them to do something to prevent someone from falling into that hole.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Apr
Yeah I can picture some silly children thinking it's a good idea to explore what's in there. That's not safe at all.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
19 Apr
It really is a kid magnet. I will send the photo to the village just in case danger could be a possibility.
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@cacay1 (29536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Apr
@Corbin5 they should fixed the hole ASAP.
@cacay1 (29536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Apr
@Lupita234 100% true,
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@Happy2BeMe (57472)
• Canada
19 Apr
That is very dangerous. I hope something is done to fix it before something happens to somebody.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
19 Apr
I will send the photo to the village, and hopefully, they will secure that spot to keep people safe.
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@Happy2BeMe (57472)
• Canada
19 Apr
@Corbin5 I hope they do
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@cacay1 (29536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Apr
@Happy2BeMe You are right friend, very dangerous for children no knowledge at all of dangers.
@allknowing (54497)
• India
20 Apr
Molly is doing her job (lol) I remember an open manhole that would have been a good prospect for accidents if I had not reported.
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• Pamplona, Spain
20 Apr
Molly is a good girl and I think she would get on well with our Dog too. Ages ago there was and is a big hole in the Street which should have a metal cover on. Its not deep deep but deep enough for someone to catch their foot in unwittingly and do some nasty damage. Specially in the dark as the lighting is very poor there. For the people that know the place that is okey because they look out for it and know.
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@allknowing (54497)
• India
20 Apr
@lovinangelsinstead21 Has no one reported about that hole?
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• Pamplona, Spain
20 Apr
@allknowing Oh yes, but they have done nothing about it during all this time. I can go there now and still find it without its cover on like it should be.
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Apr
It does look dangerous @Corbin5 and especially knowing kids and their curiosity.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
As kids, we definitely would have wanted to know what was under that thing. It is near the railroad tracks that takes folks to and from the city of Chicago. We used to put pennies on those train tracks to have them flattened by a speeding train. Never told Mom we did that!
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@nanette64 (11257)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Apr
@Corbin5 Your mom would have whopped your butt.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
@nanette64 Yes, she would have used the hairbrush. Moms were evil back then.
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@Kandae11 (19609)
19 Apr
I wonder what is underneath.?
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
19 Apr
I wonder too. Not sure, but it is a good idea to alert someone in power to make the cover more secure.
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• Guam
23 Apr
@Kandae11 Good question.
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@cacay1 (29536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Apr
@Kandae11 There might be gold bar lols.
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@1hopefulman (16337)
• Canada
21 Apr
Yes, it's good to report it and hopefully they will quickly do something about it!
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
21 Apr
I hope they do. Lots of kids pass that spot to and from school.
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@1hopefulman (16337)
• Canada
21 Apr
@Corbin5 I hope so too! Is this spot on private or public property?
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
21 Apr
@1hopefulman It is on public property.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Apr
Our Dog is all happy right now the next Door dog is back after being away some days. He has just wagged his tail and looked much happier than I have seen him in days and eaten right away too. Holes like that are a real danger to anyone. Imagine going past there in the pitch black of night.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
19 Apr
Yes, the commuter train station that takes folks to and from the city of Chicago for work is in that area. Many walk home from work in the dark of night. Molly would be happy to run free, but dogs, by law, have to be on-leash when out and about. Cats too.
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• Pamplona, Spain
19 Apr
@Corbin5 Cats too? I have yet to see them do that to Cats here. Poor Molly big hug for that girl. Mine has just gone out again a bit happier than before. All dogs have to be on a leash here with a muzzle on.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
@lovinangelsinstead21 The muzzle is a good idea. Yes, my sister has 4 cats and she puts harnesses on them and takes them outside in her yard that does not have a fence. Cars, coyotes, unwanted kittens and puppies, and preventing pets from going missing are the reasons for the on-leash law.
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@rebelann (26320)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr
Oh no, Molly is becoming cantankerous. That can't be good. Yeah, the village should figure out how to make the area safe for all.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
Molly is a poop!!! So stubborn and bossy. I have abandoned the afternoon walk due to it being an exercise in futility. She loves snow and cold, and I do believe she will walk with me willingly in winter.
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@rebelann (26320)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Apr
So it could be she just doesn't like the warm weather @Corbin5 ?
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
@rebelann I think so. She has a double-coat and warm weather is not tolerated well by Molly. I think she tolerated the warm weather much better when she was younger, but at age 7, she prefers to stay inside the air-conditioned house. She really comes alive in winter.
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@Shellyann36 (7097)
• United States
26 Apr
Oh, that looks dangerous. Whoever owns the property should really fix that problem. It looks to be an old well. I would hate for anyone to fall down that, especially a child.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
26 Apr
Yes, I alerted the village to the problem I do hope they secure that spot so than no one can get into it.
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• United States
30 Apr
@Corbin5 I hope they do something about it. I would hate for anyone to fall down that!
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
30 Apr
@Shellyann36 I hope so too.
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@hostessman (6065)
• Tucson, Arizona
20 Apr
i am surprised some kid has not jumped on top of it just for fun, which it wuoldn't be any fun if he did
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@paigea (19482)
• Canada
20 Apr
Hopefully it is soon taken care of.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
That was my thought too. I did notify the village. Hope they do something about it.
@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
@paigea Yes, I hope that the village remedies this problem.
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@megatron777 (3856)
• Guam
19 Apr
That's good and better do that fast!
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
19 Apr
Yes, already sent the photo and a request, and I do hope they do something about that area.
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• Guam
20 Apr
@Corbin5 That's good.
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• Guam
23 Apr
@Lupita234 That's right my friend.
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@FayeHazel (7197)
• United States
19 Apr
Oh oh, be careful Molly!
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
19 Apr
Molly is just sniffin'. She sniffs forever in one spot.
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@FayeHazel (7197)
• United States
20 Apr
@Corbin5 I thought of you today when I learned that Stephen King's dog's name is also Molly :-)
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
@FayeHazel Thanks for letting me know that Faye. Mr. King has a Molly too!! I have read most of Mr. King's works, but his latest works are quite political and that kind of ruins them for me.
@Nawsheen (22898)
• Mauritius
20 Apr
Children always gets attracted to dangerous things it seems
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
Yes, many kids pass by this on their way to and from school. Hopefully, once alerted, the village will fix this.
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@Nawsheen (22898)
• Mauritius
21 Apr
@Corbin5 let us hope that it gets fixed soon
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@fishtiger58 (27168)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Apr
Yikes that does look dangerous, good you informed the village before something really bad happens.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
I could just envision kinds jumping on that or lifting the boards.
@fishtiger58 (27168)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Apr
@Corbin5 Yea that's scary.
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@Tampa_girl7 (20012)
• United States
20 Apr
I wonder who made the hole and its purpose?
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
I think a builder intended to erect an apartment or townhouse building there and it just never happened. As for the hole's purpose, I haven't a clue.
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@Tampa_girl7 (20012)
• United States
20 Apr
@Corbin5 they should have filled it in.
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@diosabella (4848)
20 Apr
I hope someone repair and change that soon. Its an accident waiting to happen.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
Yes, that spot needs a cover that will not allow entry by anyone.
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22 Apr
@Lupita234 Maybe they will do that soon.
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20 Apr
Seems like quite dangerous and it is more dangerous than the sewers without a lid in the city.Cause we have no idea how deep is the hole and it is in the suburb.Hope it is fixed well.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
Yes, I have no idea how deep the hole is. Worry about kids messing with it. I did alert the village to the danger.
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21 Apr
@Corbin5 That's great.
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@DianneN (49657)
• United States
19 Apr
I'm curious as to what it could possibly be.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
I am curious too. A developer was going to build pricey town homes there, and I think the builder did not have the funds to do so and just left whatever is under those boards.
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@DianneN (49657)
• United States
25 Apr
@Corbin5 It's almost worth a peek. Lol!
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@amadeo (39300)
• United States
19 Apr
Good luck there.Hope they do fix this.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
20 Apr
Yes, I alerted the village, and I do hope they take action to fix it.
@amadeo (39300)
• United States
20 Apr
@Corbin5 they you go.Good for you
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@Juliaacv (18061)
• Canada
19 Apr
That looks very dangerous, I hope that it gets properly sealed before someone, or someone's pet hurts themselves seriously over it.
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@Corbin5 (65017)
• United States
19 Apr
I am sending the photo today, and hopefully, the village will do something about it.
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@Juliaacv (18061)
• Canada
19 Apr
@Corbin5 It almost looks like an old well. I know here in Ontario when residents switched over from wells to piped water the government was very strict on how and when the old wells were de-commissioned. It was the same when we went from a septic system to sewer lines.
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