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Infant Killed in North Carolina Collision

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Deirnesa Jefferson1 year ago

A 1-year-old child was killed in a rear end  car accident in North Carolina.

About the Fatal North Carolina Accident

WSOC reports that  the crash occurred on May 27 as Silas Hart slowed his vehicle to make way for an approaching funeral procession.

A pick-up truck rear- ended Hart's vehicle leaving Hart's wife Kathryn with minor injuries and killing his daughter Jayla.

Even though they lost their daughter the Hart family was able to turn their loss into life for three other children. Jayla's organs were donated to three children in need.

On the Go Fund Me page  set up to help the family with funeral costs, Silas Hart wrote that he and Kathryn believe their child, “…was called 'home' early…to save other families from going through what we had to overcome. Giving other kids the chance to fulfill life to the fullest…”

No charges have been filed yet for the driver who hit the Hart's vehicle, but the Lincolnton Police Department is still investigating the case.

Rear End Collision Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) came out with the following statistics:

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accidents in the U.S. in 2013.
  • An additional 2,313,000 were injured in auto accidents in 2013.
  • On average:
    • 23% of crashes are run-off-road/loss of control incidents
    • 28% of crashes are rear-end collisions
    • 9% of crashes were caused by bad lane changes


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