There are many good reasons why traffic laws near schools and parks are often different from those in other parts of the city. As far too many suffering families know, a Chicago car accident that occurs near a ones of these areas often involves injury to some of our most vulnerable community members-our children. Young kids especially are less familiar with the norms of the road and therefore often fail to act as carefully as necessary when near traffic. The immaturity of young children necessitates the drivers remain particular vigilant when traveling near areas like schools and parks.
Unfortunately, even with added precautions, damaging accidents still strike in these locations.. ABC Local News reported today on just such an accident that struck on the city’s far south side yesterday morning. According to reports an area second-grader was hit after being dropped off in front of his elementary school. Witnesses report that a white vehicle ran into the child, sending him into the air and landing on the road.
Others in the area immediately called for help, and the child was rushed to a local hospital. He suffered severe head trauma, including bleeding on the brain. The driver of the vehicle that hit the child sped off after the accident. Police are still on the lookout for the driver and all involved are encouraging the individual to turn themselves in to authorities.
Our Chicago car crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti send deep sympathies to the family of this road victim. Dealing with severe accidents suffered by one’s children remains one of the most difficult things that a parent must go through. It is important for all drivers to help avoid these accidents in the future by taking the time to slow down and be on the look-out for darting children in school zones.
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