Three-year-old birthday Girl Killed At Her Party

In a tragic story our of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a 3-year-old girl who was celebrating her birthday this past Saturday didn’t live to make four. While at her party, she ran into the street to greet a relative who had just arrived and was struck and killed by a passing car. This story is a tragic reminder of two things: It’s never too early to start talking with kids about street safety. You can find free resources at www.keepyourchildsafe.org/street-safety-for-kids, including our … Continue reading →

Preschooler Hit By Car At Birthday Party

3-30-08 A 3-year-old Arizona boy was hit by a truck while playing outside at a birthday party. The boy apparently ran out into the street while playing among friends and was struck. Several other children at the party witnessed the accident. The boy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He received serious head injuries, but emergency personnel reported he was crying and responsive on the way to the hospital. Doctors later upgraded his condition to stable and expected … Continue reading →

5-Year-Old Dies After Being Struck by SUV

9-13-07 A 5-year-old boy who was out for an evening bicycle ride with his father, died after being struck in the road by an SUV. The truck was driven by a teenage driver, whose identity was not released. The child was pronounced dead a short time later at Sweedish Medical Center. The accident occurred just before 5:00 P.M. in a neighborhood in southeast Denver, Colorado, on South Alton Court near East Cornell Avenue. Authorities aren’t sure if the kindergartner darted … Continue reading →

Teens Playing in Car Run Over Two Girls

8-27-2007 15-year-old Carlos Manzo sat in the front seat of his fathers pick-up truck, revving up the engine. A buddy sat beside him in the passenger seat. “You could just see it on their faces; they were going to do something dumb,” said Antonio Lechuda, a neighbor who was watching the scene unfold. Then, they did. Suddenly, and apparently without paying attention to what was behind them, the truck was thrown in reverse. The red Dodge pickup truck careened out … Continue reading →

Toddler Run Over By His Mother

July 2007 A driveway accident seriously injured a 2-year-old boy, when he was hit by a car his mother was driving. The boy, Eli Wolf, was flown by helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Denver, where he was being treated and was listed in serious condition. The accident happened a little bit before 7:00 p.m., at the victims home in Larimer County, Colorado. The victims mother, 33, was driving the car at the time, and was attempting to park her vehicle … Continue reading →

Child Killed At Car Wash

7-21-07 A child who was supposed to be waiting on the lawn while his family washed the family car, stepped out into the lot and was struck and killed by a truck. The incident occurred on a Saturday night in July in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Twenty month old Greco Gozez-Bustillos was in the rock and grass area at M & M car wash. He was waiting with his mother and another child while the father was cleaning their car. It … Continue reading →