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Young Pedestrian Killed in Parking Lot

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

A child pedestrian was killed in an accident in a school parking lot in Davenport.

Details about the Child Pedestrian Accident

KWQC is reporting that the Davenport Police have identified the child that was involved in the pedestrian accident as 3-year-old Braddock Shovlain of Davenport.

All Saints Catholic School Principle Jeanne VonFeldt said that the child who was hit and killed in the parking lot on Sunday was a member of a family that attends St. Paul’s Catholic School. The principal further stated in a letter that was sent to parents, that the child was with a group of students from All Saints Catholic School and St. Paul’s Catholic School playing in the parking lot of the school when the small child was hit and killed by a car.

A Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck hit the child in the parking lot who was then taken to the Genesis East medical Center to be treated for life-threatening injuries. The child was declared dead when he arrived at the hospital.

An investigation by the Davenport Police Department into the circumstances of the accident is ongoing.

Important Information about Child Pedestrians

Pedestrian accidents are one the leading causes of wrongful death among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • A total of 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States in 2012.
  • In 2012, one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who died in traffic accidents were pedestrians.
  • On average in 2012, there was about one traffic-related pedestrian death every two hours in the United States. 

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