Wednesday, December 9, 2009

4-Year-Old Kid Dragged in Hit-And-Run Accident

Deaths in car accidents are always tragic. What’s even worse is when helpless children become victims of these reckless acts.

Yesterday morning, a four-year-old kid was struck by a car pulling out of a parking lot while he was riding his scooter to Smythe Academy in Sacramento.

What makes this really bad is that the driver did not stop his car, but instead sped away, dragging the poor kid.

The boy was taken to UC Davis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Under the law, all individuals involved in a car accident are required to stop and exchange information with the other parties involved including their name, address, contact number, insurance provider and policy number.

Aside from exchanging information, we are also required to provide reasonable assistance to those who are injured in the collision.

The law is not asking us to play doctors, but we should assist in ways that we can like calling 911 and arranging transport of the injured party to a hospital.

Sadly, we will never know what would have happened if only the hit-and-run driver stopped and assisted the kid.

What if he stopped? He would not have dragged the poor boy through the pavement. The injuries would not have been as serious, and he could have been given medical attention sooner.

The family are just left to wonder what could have been if he just did not speed away.

Police are now looking for this runaway driver. They described the car as a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Nissan Maxima.

It may also have front-end damage due to the collision.