A little boy, aged 6, of Williamsburg, Missouri was hit by a school bus on his way home from school. Witnesses say that the young man was crossing in front of the bus after exiting. Tragically, he died Tuesday afternoon after sustaining catastrophic injuries. It is assumed that his small stature made him invisible to the driver as he crossed.
Children should never walk in front of a bus after exiting. By teaching your children some basic traffic safety rules, a disaster like this can be avoided.
LearningActivitiesForChildren.com offers some delightful suggestions for making road safety fun for children. They suggest beginning by teaching all children to hold the hand of their adult companion as they cross the street. Of course, so many children have an independent spirit and fiercely resent having to hold a hand. In this case, they recommend playing a pretending game with the child with toy cars and people. The characters in the game go for a walk, and each time they cross the street, they hold hands. As time goes on, the safety part of the game should become something your child mimics in real life. Eventually, traffic safety will be second nature to him.
The death of a child is a horrible tragedy. If you have lost a child or someone you love because of the careless actions of another, Page Law can help. Nothing can ever replace your lost loved one, but an experienced Missouri wrongful death attorney at Page Law will help you hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. Contact Page Law today for a free consultation at 314-322-8515.