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Backing Up Kills Children

When my second child was a baby and my older son was in preschool, I took them both to the community swimming pool. I was a tired mom doing my best. After swimming, we all returned to the car. I started to back up. Crunch! I looked behind me and there was a woman with a horrified look on her face. I jumped out of the car and realized I had forgotten to put the stroller in the trunk and I had just back over i!. The women was very relieved to hear that I had the baby in the car and not in the stroller. The following information made me remember my near misfortune.

Every week approximately 50 children are injured by vehicles that are backing up. An average of two deaths occur each week. The majority of the injured and killed are under the age of 2 years. Often the driver of the vehicle is a family member. As vehicles have become larger and longer (SUV's), the blind spot behind the driver has increased. Little children naturally follow an adult who is leaving in a car.

All vehicles have blind spot. Drivers must carefully check behind a car before back up. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you can recover for medical expenses and other damages.

This blog is for your information. I recommend that you seek the advise of an attorney personally to get legal advice in any matter that concerns.

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