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6-Year-Old Boy Struck by School Bus

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

A six-year-old in Waterford Township, New Jersey was killed Monday when he was struck by his school bus as he was walking to board the bus.

About the School Bus-Pedestrian Accident

NBC reports that Edmond Boch IV was struck around 8:30 Monday morning as he passed in front of the stopped bus towards the passenger side to board.

As the Edmond was walking, the bus began to drive off, striking and killing him.

According to witness Anthony Lugo who was at the scene with the boy’s mother at the time of the accident, it appeared the bus driver was unaware that he had hit the boy and continued down the street.

Police have questioned the driver and are awaiting toxicology results. It is suspected that poor weather and low visibility may have played a role in the accident.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a total of 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes across the United States in 2010 – roughly one death every two hours.

In addition, another 70,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents.

Nearly 20 percent of all children between the ages of 5 and 9 killed in traffic accidents in 2010 were pedestrians.

Contact an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry have handled a multitude of commercial vehicle accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

Thomas J. Henry are available to respond to truck and bus accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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