Woodinville, Washington – Child Hospitalized After Getting Struck by CarRequest Free Consultation
Woodinville, Washington (November 6, 2019) – A child was taken to the hospital after getting struck by a car while in a cul-de-sac at Northeast 202nd Court on Wednesday afternoon. The patient, a 3 year-old child, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle appears to be uninjured and stayed on the scene after the accident.
The incident happened on the 13100 block of Northeast 202nd Court after 4:30 p.m. It is not believed that impairment is a factor in the incident.
About Vehicle Accidents
Many of the things that apply to motorcycle accidents can also apply to bicycle accidents. Because a bicycle’s overall visibility is less than most other vehicles, drivers of other vehicles tend not to see cyclists in time. This visibility problem makes bicycle rides at night especially risky. Unfortunately, because of a bicycle’s open nature, the risks of injuries are greater to a person on a bicycle than a person in a car. Injuries to the head are one of the risks, especially if the driver is not wearing a proper helmet. Limb injuries are also common. Much like any other vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents can easily come out of lapse of attention and careless maneuvers. It is important to always observe proper driving and consideration for other vehicles considering all these risks in mind.
While bicycles are a much-depended means of transportation, drivers should consider factors such as speed, number of other vehicles on the road, the road conditions and weather to ensure their safety while out and about. Be especially cautious when driving at night, as with any other vehicle. It would also help to be aware of any fixed objects in the area to avoid crashing into them. Any mistakes in judgement can lead to accidents, injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.