As you probably are well aware, our roads can be very dangerous. Car crashes occur frequently and are often very detrimental to individuals, especially pedestrians crossing at intersections. According to the NHTSA, 5.5 million car crashes were been recorded in 2009 in the United States. A majority of the victims were drivers (63%), followed by passengers (28%), motorcycle riders (4%), pedestrians (3%), and bicycle riders (2%).
A boy is in extremely critical condition after he was struck by a car in Phoenix on Friday night.
According to the Phoenix Police, the 8-year old boy was accompanied by his mother and another child when the incident happened. The boy was reportedly rushing to the corner of 32 Street and Yale when the car struck him.
The driver of the Lincoln town car was travelling at a normal speed and remained at the vicinity after the incident. The boy was immediately rushed to the hospital due to sustained injuries.
When teaching your children how to cross intersections and streets, make sure they begin with guidance by adults. They should be taught not to cross unless eye contact is made with approaching vehicles and only cross when they come to a complete stop. Also as drivers, it is essential to pay extra attention to the road and pedestrians in school zones and park areas where there are likely to be more children crossing the street.
If you or your loved one has been injured from a car collision, call our Phoenix car injury accident lawyers immediately at (602) 267-1280. We will give you a free consultation.