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Transportation Company Driver Arrested for Manslaughter

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A driver with the transportation company Uber has been arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter after hitting and killing a 6-year-old girl.

About the Pedestrian Accident

The Bay City News reports that Syed Muzzafar, 57, was arrested Tuesday after fatally striking a 6-year-old girl who was crossing the street with her mother and brother.

Reports indicate that Muzzafar was making a right and turn and that the family was walking in a designated crosswalk.

Police booked Muzzafar under suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. He posted bail by 11 p.m.

The accident marked the second pedestrian death on New Year’s Eve following the death of Zhen Guang Ng, 86, who was stuck Giampaolo Boschetti, 69. Boschetti was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 4,280 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2010 and an additional 70,000 were injured.
  • Children between the ages of 5 and 9 run an increased risk with pedestrian accidents accounting for nearly 20 percent of all traffic related fatalities in that age range.
  • Seniors are also at an increased risk, accounting for 65 percent of all pedestrian deaths.
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