Do Your Kids Know How to Cross the Street Safely?
Do Your Kids Know How to Cross the Street Safely?

An 8-year-old child was injured while attempting to cross the street Monday morning in Cathedral City. The child apparently darted into the street and was sideswiped by a car. The accident occurred outside Landau Elementary School at Landau Boulevard and 30th Avenue around 7:20 a.m. The victim suffered a leg injury and was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police are still investigating the pedestrian accident, but so far they do not appear to be faulting the driver. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. While the cause of the crash has not yet been determined, it appears that the child unsafely entered the roadway.

Teach your Children to Cross the Street Safely

It’s important to make sure your children practice safe pedestrian habits. Here are 5 safe walking behaviors to teach your children:

  1. Always use the crosswalk to cross the street. Never jaywalk.
  2. Look left, right, then left again before crossing the street.
  3. Walk on sidewalks whenever possible. If there are no sidewalks, they should walk facing traffic, staying as far away from traffic as possible.
  4. Don’t walk distracted. Make sure they put their phones and other devices away when crossing the street.
  5. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.

In general, children under the age of 10 should not cross the street without the help of an adult or older child. Until age 10, most children are unable to judge the speed and distance of oncoming vehicles.

“Our prayers are with the young child who was hurt in this accident. Please teach your children know how to safely cross the street,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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