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Young Male Pedestrian Killed in Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A young boy was hit and killed by a vehicle in an accident that happened on Saturday.

Details about the Fatal Child Pedestrian Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that police do not believe speed was a factor in an accident in which a 3-year-old boy was killed on Saturday.

Tanner Ault, of Sandy, and his family had just finished attending a baptism at about 7:30 p.m. when they were walking back to their vehicle and the boy ran out into the road and was hit by an SUV on S. 700 West Street.

The boy was transported to the Primary Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to the Draper Police Department, the incident was still being investigated, but it appeared to have been nothing more than a tragic accident.

Witnesses in the area claimed that the vehicle appeared to have been traveling at the speed limit or lower. AS of Monday, no citations had been issued against the 49-year-old driver.

Important Information about Child Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of children involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • Motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death for children age 4 in the United States in 2012.
  • An average of three children age 14 and younger are killed every day in the United States in motor vehicle accidents.
  • There were a total of 255 pedestrian fatalities in 2012 of children 14 and younger. 


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