11-year-old hit by military training vehicle
Posted: September 16, 2013
Posted in: Pedestrian Injuries Road Traffic Accidents
An unnamed schoolgirl remains in hospital after a military training truck hit her on her way home from school last Wednesday. She remained trapped under the vehicle for some time before being taken to hospital, but is now in a stable condition.
It is believed that the military truck is from the Defence School of Transport at Normandy Barracks in Leconfield, but Humberside Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward with more information. The girl was hit on Axminster Close in Hull after school hours but information regarding the cause of the accident is still unknown.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: “The matter is currently under investigation by Humberside Police and therefore it would not be appropriate to comment any further on the specifics of the incident.”
Statistics from the AA about children involved in road accidents reveal:
- Almost 5,000 children under the age of 16 die, or are seriously injured, on Britain’s roads every year
- Almost 2 in 3 road accidents happen when children are walking or playing
- Almost 2-thirds of child accident victims are boys
- As a child gets older the risk of a road accident increases
- A child from a low-income family is five times more likely than a child from a high-income family to be killed on the road
- The risk of being involved in a road traffic accident when walking or playing is more than 10 times greater for a child with hearing difficulties
If you have sustained an injury due to a road traffic accident, and are looking to claim compensation, please contact us.
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