Aug. 9, 2012
One boy died and another was seriously injured as the result of being struck by vehicles while in the road near the town of Lynchburg, Virginia. An article from ABC 13 News suggests parents use these accidents to discuss the dangers of the road with their children to help prevent further accidents.
The first Lynchburg Auto Accident occurred this past Friday at around 2 p.m. on Timberlake Road. Lt. Danny Marks, of the Lynchburg Police Department, stated that the 9-year-old boy was attempting to cross the street with his mother and three sisters when the mother told the children to wait. The boy darted into traffic and was struck by a vehicle. He remained in critical condition for several days, but later died.
Two days after the first accident, a 12-year-old boy was riding bikes with friends in a parking lot along Oakridge Boulevard when he accidentally went into the road and was struck by an eastbound car. He remains in critical condition.
What can parents do to keep their children safe? The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with the Skolrood Law Firm would suggest supervising children at all times when near a roadway and talking to kids about the dangers traffic can pose. Also, make sure that everyone holds hands and looks both ways twice before ever attempting to cross the street. Following these simple steps can decrease the chances of your child being injured in an accident.