Two juveniles hit by a car in Richland are in stable condition. The accident occurred when two young boys were crossing the street in the crosswalk and were struck by an oncoming vehicle according to officials. Witnesses to the accident attended to the boys before emergency crews arrived on the scene. The driver that hit the boys is cooperating with police and there is no indication of impairment at this time. Richland Police Department has reported that both boys are in stable condition and are being treated for their injuries.
How to Keep Juveniles from Being Hit by a Car
Crossing the street can be very dangerous; especially for juveniles. Make sure your child knows how to be safe while walking across the street. Here are some tips to keep juveniles from being hit by a car.
- Never use a cell phone while crossing the street. Being distracted by texting or even on a phone call makes crossing the street especially dangerous. Put the phone down and put your head up. One in four high school students crosses the street while distracted.
- Be home before dark. If your child is out after dark, make sure they can be seen by drivers by wearing brightly colored clothes and having flashlights. Most teen pedestrian deaths occur between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
- Never jaywalk. Jaywalking is illegal. Be sure your child knows what jaywalking is and is taught to always use the crosswalk. More than 70 percent of child pedestrian deaths occur someplace other than in a crosswalk.
- Look left, right, then left again before crossing the street. Even while continuing to cross, it is a good idea to continue to look in all directions while crossing. Approximately one in five pedestrian deaths of juveniles occur at an intersection.
- As you cross, make eye contact with each driver as you pass to ensure they see you. Over 80 percent of pedestrians die when a driver is traveling over 40 mph. Less than 10 percent die when hit at 20 mph or less.
- If possible, stay on the sidewalk or designated paths. If a sidewalk is not available, walk facing traffic and as far away from passing vehicles as possible. Pedestrian accidents are reduced by almost 90 percent with sidewalks.
- Watch out for cars backing up. Every month seven kids under the age of five are killed from a vehicle backing up.
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