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Five Pedestrians, Including Three Children, Struck by Car

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According to WBTV, a driver crashed into five people, including three children, near the 4000 block of Dinglewood Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Details of the Pedestrian Accident

Police say a driver in a silver vehicle, possibly a Mercury Milan, crashed into the group of pedestrians at around 8:00 p.m. local time. The victims in the group include a 2-year-old girl, 2-year-old boy, 17-year-old boy, 20-year-old man, and a 28-year-old man. A 21-year-old woman also walked with the group but did not get hit.

The five victims were hospitalized with varying injuries. The 2-year-old boy received treatment at Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. The other four victims sustained minor injuries.

According to WBTV, the driver did not stop after striking the group of pedestrians. Police are still searching for the driver and are asking for help from anyone with information.

Information on Pedestrian Accidents

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

  • In 2014, 4,884 pedestrians died and an estimated 65,000 sustained injuries in traffic crashes in the United States.
    • On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours in traffic crashes.
  • In 2014, pedestrians made up 15 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • 24 percent of pedestrian fatalities in 2014 occurred between 9:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m

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