A mother in Illinois is urging for drivers to slow down after her toddler was hit by a car on Thursday afternoon. The pedestrian accident happened in Cahokia at around 5 p.m. when a group of children were playing outside. According to the Cahokia police, a 77-year-old woman was traveling on Donald Street when she struck the 2-year-old boy. Fortunately, despite suffering cuts and abrasions, the child survived the accident. The driver was cited for failing to reduce speed and failing to completely stop at a stop sign. Police have issued several traffic citations to drivers in the neighborhood where the accident occurred. The mother is thankful her son is home recovering but is angry that drivers are placing her children and others at risk of being injured or killed in an accident.
Every year there are thousands of children injured and killed when they are struck by a vehicle. While some pedestrian accidents involving children can be caused by the actions of the child, the majority of all pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of the driver. Operating a vehicle without any distractions is imperative to avoid an accident. If a driver has failed to operate their vehicle responsibly and caused you or a family member to suffer damages, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney.
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