A recent review by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that children, in particular, are quite vulnerable to crashes involving vehicles that are backing up. The report also states that children under the age of 5 account for approximately 44 percent of the deaths caused by these type of accidents. A recent pedestrian accident in New York tragically claimed the life of a young boy after he was struck by a reversing minivan.
A fatal pedestrian accident is not how a family expects a loved one's birthday to end. However, this is exactly what happened when a woman and her boyfriend went for an afternoon walk in the East Harlem area of Manhattan recently. The woman's birthday came to an abrupt end when she became yet another pedestrian accident victim. She was struck by a vehicle while walking back to her apartment.