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3-year-old Boy Dies in Two-Vehicle Wreck

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According to The Virginian-Pilot, a 3-year-old boy died after a car wreck in Suffolk, Virginia after his mother lost control of her car and collided with an oncoming vehicle on Sunday afternoon.

Details of the Fatal Suffolk Accident

The mother of the child was travelling eastbound on Route 58 when she lost control of her car, crossed over the median, and crashed into a Mazda minivan.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene; his mother remains in the hospital.

The family of four in the minivan from Cary, North Carolina, was treated and released from the hospital, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

Important Information About Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were 219 fewer people who were killed than there were in 2013.
  • Although there were fewer fatalities, there were nearly 25,000 more people non-fatally injured in 2014 than there were in 2013.

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