A 4-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a car on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Standard.net reports the boy was flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center in “extremely critical condition”after a Suzuki SUV backed over him in a fatal Utah backover accident. He was hit in a driveway at around 11 in the morning. Police Chief Greg Winham said the boy’s parents were in the SUV when they backed out of the driveway of their home that is located at 2800 W. and 5725 South in Roy, Utah.
My heart goes out to these parents in this tragic accident. I offer them my prayers as the mourn the loss of their young son.
Utah Back Over Statistics
Between 1997 and 2003, more than 20 Utah children have been killed and more than 400 seriously injured by back overs. Intermountain healthcare has launched a program called “Spot the Tot”. They offer these prevention steps:
- Before driving, check the street, driveway and area around your vehicle.
- Drivers of SUVs and trucks should be extra careful.
- Children should be taught not to play in, under or around vehicles.
- Supervise children when a driver is leaving the home.
- Adjust the driver’s seat as high as needed to see clearly out the rear window.
- Roll down windows to hear children.
- Adjust side and rear mirrors to reduce blind spots.
Remember that children under 5 are at most risk for these types of accidents. And high-profile vehicles like SUVs and vans have the largest blind spot and are therefor prone to back-over accidents.
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