Children and Pedestrian Injuries
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. It is a tremendous tragedy whenever a car accident involves pedestrian injuries. However, the stakes are even higher when the person being struck is a child. There are several reasons why children are at a higher risk of being hit by cars than adults. Some of these reasons include:
- Vision Issues: When people are driving, they keep their eyes in front of them, scanning for potential obstacles or other motor vehicles. Sometimes, the hood of a car or the view out of the back mirror can be limited. Children are often too short to be seen in front of a vehicle. This increases the chance of being hit by a vehicle.