Friday, April 24, 2009

Jeep hits 11 year-old girl

Children are the most prone to any road related accidents. The National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) disclosed that nearly 250,000 children are injured every year in car accidents.

What happened to 11 year-old Madeline Greenler was another proof to NCSA’s findings that indeed children are the common victims of road recklessness.

Greenler was struck by a jeep at Cedar and Teague avenues.

The jeep was running through a defective signal light due to a power outage. It was travelling south of Cedar when it struck a Honda mini van heading west on Teague. Subsequently, the jeep spun onto the sidewalk and hit Greenler.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Meanwhile, Greenler remains in critical condition.

Accidents like these are preventable. If only the stop light was working, it could have turn out differently. But lessons are sometimes learned the hard way. In this case a child’s life was put on the line. However, a personal injury lawyer could be helpful in pursuing a case against the negligent parties.