5-Year Old Boy Killed After Being Struck by Tractor

One major concern of every parent is how to keep their kids from injuries. Car crashes are one of one of the leading cause of deaths among children. Therefore it is quite difficult to keep our children safe even within the boundaries our own homes. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention also revealed that more children ages 5 to 19 die from crash-related injuries than from any other type of injury.

Did you know that 150 children between ages 0 and 19 are treated in emergency departments every hour due to injuries sustained in car crashes? In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those ages 5-34. In 2009, reported fatal car crash fatalities reaching up to 820 were from ages 9 and below.

On Wednesday night around 6:30 pm, a tragic accident occurred which killed a 5-year old boy in Flagstaff (7/20/11). According to investigations, the boy’s father was pulling his tractor out of their driveway when he saw an approaching vehicle. He reversed back into the driveway without noticing his son. Authorities believed that the man did not see the boy..

A neighbour administered a CPR on the child before he was taken to the hospital right after the fire-fighters came. However, officials said Thursday that the boy had died.

As parents we always want our kids to stay safe. However, due to some circumstances, incidents such this happen. Despite of this, we still have to do our part and keep them away from harm.

If you or your child has been a victim of personal injury and would like to seek compensation, call us at (602) 457-6222 for a free consultation. Call now and an Arizona child accident lawyer will be with you shortly.

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