Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Toddler Hit by Car After Climbing Out of Moving Vehicle
The Las Vegas Sun reported that a two-year-old boy was struck by a car on Sunday after he climbed out of a moving vehicle. The toddler, whose name was not released, was taken to the Sunrise Trauma Center with serious injuries. Metro Police said the boy was improperly restrained and got out of the vehicle and ran across the street near Russell Road and Palm Street. The child was hit by a Chrysler minivan that was traveling through the intersection.
The incident is under investigation by Metro Police, and it is possible that the child was not restrained inside of the vehicle at all. If that was the case, the parent or the caretaker who failed to correctly restrain the child could be held liable for the accident.
Under the law children are required to be properly restrained in age-appropriate safety seats or seat belts when traveling in motor vehicles. Because of the child’s young age, he should have been safely restrained in a car seat designed for toddlers. LVMPD is working to determine what led to the tragic incident and if any negligence was involved on the part of the child’s parent or caretaker.
Our thoughts are with the little boy and we wish him a full and quick recovery. De Castroverde Law Group represents clients in personal injury and criminal cases in Las Vegas, NV. Visit our website for more information.