Parents play a vital role in protecting their kids from Arizona child injury accidents. In United States, traffic injuries are the leading cause of death of children below 14 years old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also revealed that every hour, 150 children ages 0-19 are being treated in emergency rooms due to traffic-related injuries. As compared to other injuries, traffic injuries have a higher number of deaths for children from 5-19 years old.
In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 1,538 deaths of children 15-years old and below. In the same year, out of the total fatalities of 807 in Arizona, 50 were children ages 15 and below. As compared to 2008, these numbers have decreased by 100.
In Surprise, a mother was arrested and accused of running over her daughter with her car (KPHO 3/31/11). According to police reports, the driver, a 37-year-old mother, was arguing with her 17-year old daughter inside the car, and at some point, the girl exited the car. The mother then drove towards her daughter and hit her.
Although she was not taken to the hospital, the girl sustained some injuries and was treated by paramedics on the scene. Meanwhile, the mother was arrested; assault and domestic charges were filed against her.
On Tuesday, April 5, the charges were dismissed due to lack of probable cause.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can be reached at (480) 753-4534. As AArizona auto accident attorneys, we are committed to helping victims obtain justice and rightful compensation.