Young Child Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A young child was killed in an accident when he was hit by a motorcycle.

Details about the Fatal Child Accident

WTVM News is reporting that, police in Mobile, Alabama have not released the identity of a four-year-old child who was killed in an accident on Wednesday after he was hit by a motorcycle.

Someone who came across the accident after it happened called police and walked with the brother of the 4-year-old to their home to tell their mother about the accident. People who live in the area have said that there’s been a problem in the area of people on motorcycles racing through their neighborhood.

Apparently, the child was in the street with a group of children when he was hit by the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was also injured in the accident. Police have not released the name of the motorcycle driver or released an update on his condition at this time.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, one out of every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in motor vehicle accidents were pedestrians.
  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 people who were killed in pedestrian accidents in the United States.
  • An additional 150,000 pedestrian were non-fatally injured and treated in emergency rooms in the United States in 2013.

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