A young boy was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident at an Austin Walmart.
Details about the Walmart Child Accident
Fox 7 Austin News is reporting that a young child was hit by a car and severely injured in an accident that happened at Walmart on Thursday night and suffered life-threatening injuries.
The child was administered CPR at the scene of the accident. He was taken to Dell’s Children’s Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. The driver who struck the young boy remained on scene after the accident.
It is unknown what, if any, charges the driver will face regarding the accident.
Important Information about Child Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in pedestrian accidents every year in the United States:
- According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, 19% of child motor vehicle deaths were pedestrians and 69% were passenger vehicle occupants.
- The rate at which child pedestrians are killed has declined by 91% since 1975.
- Children younger than 13 represented 17 percent of the U.S. population in 2014 and 3 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths.