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Young Boy Killed in OKC Pedestrian Accident

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A young child was killed in a pedestrian-auto accident that happened on Thursday afternoon.

Details about the Fatal Child-Pedestrian Accident

News 9 Oklahoma is reporting that a child was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident that happened in the southwest side of the metro area on Thursday afternoon.

According to police, emergency crews were called out to the scene of the accident that happened at Southwest 59th ad S. Blackwelder Avenue. The street was blocked off completely while crews worked the scene.

A spokesperson from the Oklahoma City Police Department stated that a 5-year-old boy was taken from the scene of the accident to the Oklahoma University medical Center. The driver of the vehicle had been detained is facing potential traffic-related charges.

The child was transported to the hospital with significant injuries where he later died. At this time, the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

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

  • In 2013, there were 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in traffic accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were about 150,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
  • In 2013, one in every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians.


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