Children Injured in Bon Air DUI Crash
Bon Air, TN (September 10, 2020) A car accident occurred in Bon Air on September 10th on Highway 70 that resulted in injuries for several people. Law enforcement reported that the driver of a Honda Odyssey was traveling west when her vehicle left the road, fell down an embankment, and struck rocks. The collision led to the vehicle rolling over. Due to the crash, the driver incurred minor injuries and was later charged with driving under the influence. The driver also received several reckless endangerment charges after four children in the vehicle between the ages of 6 month to 8 years old were also injured in the accident.
Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in 2017, approximately 116,000 children under the age of 12 were injured in car accidents.
How to Reduce the Risk of Child Car Accident Injuries
Some helpful strategies parents and guardians can follow to reduce the risk of children getting injured in car accidents include:
- Avoid seating children in front of airbags
- Install and use boosters and car seats correctly
- Place children in the middle of the backseat
- Set a good example for children by always wearing your seatbelt
Contact a Tennessee Car Accident Attorney
If someone else caused your child to be injured in an accident, remember that you have the right to pursue compensation for the resulting damages. A knowledgeable accident lawyer can make sure that you have the strongest strategy possible. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today for assistance.
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