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Boy, 14, Struck by Construction Vehicle on Walk to School


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According to WPXI, a 14-year-old boy was injured after being hit by a construction vehicle while walking to school in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday morning.

About the Pedestrian Accident

Andrew Bowser, 14, was walking to Butler Intermediate School on Pillow Street when the pedestrian accident occurred. Bowser was around a block and a half away from his home when he attempted to cross at an intersection.

WPXI reports that the boy was hit by the mirror of a construction vehicle as he tried to cross the street. The boy suffered a broken collarbone and various cuts on his head. He claims to not remember being hit by the company vehicle.

Bowser’s school principal drove to the scene and went to the hospital with the boy, according to WPXI. It is unknown if the construction vehicle driver will face charges in the collision.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014.
  • On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
  • Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.

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