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Man Leaves Kids Behind after Wrecking Car

According to KSAT, a man crashed his car into another vehicle and fled the scene on foot, leaving two boys behind at the wreck in San Antonio.

Children were not Hurt

San Antonio police say the man sideswiped a car traveling the opposite direction, lost control of his car, and struck another vehicle. According to KSAT, the two boys, ages 10 and 12, left behind in the wreck were not injured but were transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

KSAT reports that relatives picked the children up from the hospital.

Alcohol was found inside the man’s car, but the police could not officially determine if he had been drinking. No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash, according to KSAT.

Child Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident Statistics

  • Motor vehicle traffic crashes were the leading cause of death for children age 4 and the second leading cause of death for children age 3 and every age 5 through 14 in 2013.
  • Boys accounted for 55 percent of child traffic fatalities and an estimated 48 percent of children injured in traffic crashes.
  • On average, 3 children were killed and an estimated 470 children were injured every day in the United States in traffic crashes.
  • The estimated 172,000 children injured in traffic crashes were a 2 percent increase from 169,000 in 2012.

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