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Toddler Killed in Eaton Pedestrian Accident

Kayla Giampaolo1 year ago

A toddler was fatally injured last Monday when he was struck by a pickup truck.

About the Fatal Accident

According to WIBX, the 16-month-old boy was killed after being hit by a pickup truck in Eaton, New York. A family member was allegedly driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Immediately after the incident, the family member contacted 911. The child was pronounced dead at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton shortly after his arrival.

Authorities are continuing their investigation of the fatal accident.                  

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association:

  • In 2013, 4,735 people were killed in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes. This accounts for 12 deaths every day of the year
  • In 2013, there were 66,000 reported pedestrian injuries, nearly one injury every 8 minutes.
  • Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip
  • In 2012, more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians

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