No charges are expected to filed against a 20 year-old woman who was the driver of a vehicle that hit a 10-year old boy who ran a stop sign while riding a bicycle. The boy was airlifted to Eggleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta with a head injury after hitting the car and windshield of the vehicle.
The incident took place about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the boy was traveling southbound on Wheelhouse Lane near the Monroe-Walton County Airport when he ran a stop sign. A 2007 Chevy Impala driven by a 20-year-old Oxford woman then hit the boy.
This accident underscores the importance of teaching your children the rules of the road. Sometimes kids don’t know that stop signs apply to them. They also expect that every vehicle sees them. But as accident reports continue to show, no matter how visible you think you are, if you don’t follow the rules of the road, you can get hurt.
The young boy and his family are certainly in the prayers of community members in the Monroe-Walton County area. The driver surely is upset by the accident, as well. Even though no criminal charges for the accident will be filed against the woman, the family of the young boy is facing mounting medical costs and possibly a lifetime of added care needs.
Keep your children and family members safe by ensuring that bike riding is done only in safe areas and that all traffic laws are known and followed. A bike is no match for a car, and kids need to realize that they need to take added precautions. Teach your children to stop at all stop signs and lights and to ensure they have visual eye contact with a driver before pulling out in front of them.
When you or a loved one is in an accident, seek the advice and assistance of a competent personal injury attorney. Your attorney will leave no stone unturned in investigating the cause and responsibility for an accident.
If you are in an accident in the Alpharetta area, contact David Van Sant. Mr. Van Sant is a personal injury attorney in Alpharetta who works with victims and their families. For more information, contact Mr. Van Sant today.