Children Are Pedestrian Accident Victims
Sadly, in the past two days there were two pedestrian accidents in Lancaster and Lebanon counties that resulted in the deaths of a 2 year old boy and an 11 year old girl and injuries to a 6 year old boy. All 3 children were at home at the time of the accidents, but were struck by a truck in each instance. The 2 year old toddler was struck by a tanker truck backing into his driveway. The 11 year old girl and 6 year old boy were injured when a truck drifted out of his lane and struck them while in they were in their front yard.
Our hearts go out to all the families involved in these two tragic accidents. Accidents involving pedestrians, especially children, all too often have tragic outcomes. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is one crash-related pedestrian death every two hours in the United States. Those most at risk of injury or death, as cited by the CDC, are pedestrians ages 65 and older and children between the ages of 5 and 9.
Pedestrians can increase their personal safety by carrying a flashlight and wearing retro-reflecting clothing when walking at night; crossing only at crosswalks when available; and, walking facing traffic.
If you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident, contact the attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton. Our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of victims. You would like to think that in times such as this insurance companies will do the right thing for the injured parties and offer a fair settlement, but unfortunately that rarely happens. Freeburn & Hamilton will make sure that make sure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company.
Freeburn & Hamilton has offices conveniently located in Harrisburg, Lebanon, Gettysburg, Huntingdon, Lewistown, Mifflintown, Camp Hill, and more. We are available to our clients 24/7. If you can’t come to one of our office locations, don’t worry, we can meet you at your home or wherever it is convenient for you. Call us today, at (717) 777-7777.
* pedestrian accident information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and ControlFreeburn & Hamilton Your Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Firm 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300 Harrisburg, PA 17101 Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005