Toddler is Struck and Killed in Green Lake County Accident
TOWN OF MANCHESTER, WI - According to an online news report at ncadvertiser.com, a toddler died after being hit by a vehicle.*
A 14-month-old girl was hit over the weekend when a man was backing a wagon out of a barnyard. Adults at the scene attempted to do CPR before emergency personnel arrived. The child was transported to a local hospital where she died.
Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are the most vulnerable individuals when it comes to the risk of being struck by a vehicle. Children are smaller and not as visible. They can also be unpredictable. The law imposes a heightened duty of car regarding children. Meaning, the presence of children should cause a driver to exercise greater care in operating a vehicle. Thus, a driver must proceed with extreme caution in areas where children are present, including at schools, residences, and parks.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, there are about 5,000 pedestrians who perish each year in accidents and about 76,000 who are injured after being hit by a vehicle.
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