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2-Year-Old Killed in Pedestrian Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A young child was killed in a pedestrian accident over the weekend.

Details about the Fatal Child Pedestrian Accident

OKC Fox News is reporting that the Midwest City Police Department has launched an investigation into a fatal pedestrian accident that involved a toddler on Saturday evening.

According to emergency crews, the accident happened at about 6 p.m. on the 100 block of Park Place near East Reno Avenue and North Douglas Boulevard. Authorities further revealed that a 2-year-old child ran behind a vehicle in the driveway and that a relative of the child was inside the vehicle that hit the child.

The Midwest City Police said that the relative did not know that the child was behind of the vehicle at the time of the accident. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into the cause and the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing at this time. The names of those involved in the accident have not been released.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people every year involved in traffic accidents:

  • There were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2013.
  • In 2013, one in every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in motor vehicle accidents were pedestrians.
  • During the same year, an average of one person was killed every two hours in the United States.

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