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Alaska child becomes pedestrian accident victim

When parents in Alaska send their children to the bus stop in the morning, they may not give the event a second thought. After all, this is an everyday occurrence and often seems quite harmless. The truth, though, is that young people waiting at bus stops are at risk of becoming victims of a pedestrian accident. Whenever groups of people are so near to areas of traffic, a pedestrian accident is always an unfortunate possible outcome.

One 10-year-old girl who was waiting for a bus on a Friday morning near Wasilla became the unfortunate victim of this kind of incident. She was reportedly hit when a truck, driven by a male in his early 30s, slid from the roadway. According to Alaska authorities, the girl's wounds included injury to her head. She was flown to a medical center for treatment, and her condition remained critical at last report.

Although there were many young and adult witnesses to the crash scene, there has been no definitive result as to the reason the driver of the truck lost control. At this point, the matter is still being investigated. Consequently, there have been no criminal charges made against the driver.

According to police reports, this pedestrian accident might have been prevented a number of ways, including through better lighting along the streets and actual sidewalk spaces for the children to gather. The parents of the girl who was injured have not indicated whether they are going to pursue a civil lawsuit against the truck driver and/or other parties. Such actions are frequently taken when these types of pedestrian accidents occur. Should the parents win a case of this kind, they could be awarded a judgment for monetary damages to offset expenses paid related to the crash, including hospital and physical therapy bills, along with other documented losses.

Source:, "Elementary school student hit by vehicle near Wasilla", Zaz Hollander, Jan. 9, 2015

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