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On Halloween night, police reported that an 8-year-old boy was injured after he was struck by a car while trick-or-treating in Alexandria. The incident occurred at Russell Road and Aspen Street on October 31.
After the driver struck the child, police say the boy was taken to Children’s National Medical Center with a broken leg. The driver of the car left the scene, but called police 10 minutes after the accident. The driver was taken into police custody.
Pedestrian Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
Of all car accidents, pedestrian car accidents can be the most devastating because they involve at least one person who is walking on foot, unprotected by a motor vehicle, seat belt or airbags. Pedestrians often have the right-of-way, but this does not necessarily mean that drivers are alert enough to avoid hitting pedestrians in all situations. Pedestrian accidents often involve substantial injuries, since vehicles are often traveling at high speeds and the pedestrian is often unprotected from the crash.
Unfortunately, children and the elderly are at the highest risk for involvement in a pedestrian accident. Children often run into streets without looking and elderly persons are often slower at crossing streets or otherwise avoiding traffic in an emergency situation. To protect your children and elderly loved ones, ensure that they are aware of all safety rules and are attentive when crossing the street or walking along a busy road.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident and feel that you are entitled to damages, contact our Virginia injury attorneys today at (703) 218-4410 for a free consultation.