A tragic accident that occurred earlier this year and left a six-year-old Edwardsville girl dead, has been ruled an accident. The accident occurred when a pickup truck was pulling out of a driveway and backed up over the young girl as she rode her bike near her home. The young girl did not die immediately following the accident, but died shortly after in a local hospital. According to The Chicago Tribune, the investigation into the tragic trucking crash has been closed, after a coroner’s jury ruled the death an accident. The driver of the truck has not yet and is not expected to face any criminal charges. It is unknown at this point whether the family of the victim will file civil charges against the driver. If you would like to read more about this terrible trucking accident, please click on this link.
Even though this specific accident was determined to be an accident, it shows us what can happen when a driver fails to pay enough attention to the road or fails to be extra cautious when driving in a neighborhood with children. Chicago injury attorneys want to remind readers of the importance of always looking around and being aware when driving. Small children are not going to be as cautious as adults and may dart out into the street to retrieve a ball or toy, so it is always worth taking the extra few seconds to look around especially when you are driving in an area which has small children around.