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Woman and Infant Child Hospitalized after Pedestrian Accident

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A woman and a child were taken to the hospital after they were hit by a vehicle.

Details about the Child-Pedestrian Accident

KIVITV News is reporting that authorities from the Nampa Police Department in Nampa, Idaho are reporting that they responded to an accident that happened that involved a vehicle, a pedestrian, and an infant child.

According to Nampa Police, the accident happened along 16th Street and 6th Street at about 2:53 p.m., when a woman who was pushing a stroller was attempting to cross the street when she was hit by a red minivan.

The 6-month-old child who was in the stroller at the time of the accident was knocked out of the stroller during the impact. The woman pushing the stroller was allegedly not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. The driver of the red minivan did stay at the scene of the accident after the impact and is fully cooperating with authorities.  

The woman and the child were taken to a local hospital, but their condition has not yet been released.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians that happen every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, one in every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians.
  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in pedestrian accidents.
  • During the same year, pedestrians were about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than occupants of motor vehicles. 

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