Drivers need to watch out for students walking or riding their bikes to school. Yesterday, two Tampa Bay students were hit by cars on their way to school – one in Pinellas Park and the other in Tampa.
According to reports on Fox 13, an 11-year-old Cross Bayou Elementary School student was injured when an SUV hit him on his bicycle. It happened around 7:10 a.m. in the 9700 block of 66th Street North in Pinellas Park. The boy was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
In Tampa, a 12-year-old girl was hit while in a crosswalk at Diana and 22nd Street. The girl was walking with a group of friends but was lagging behind the other children. Fox 13 reports that the driver told police he didn't see the girl. Police charged him with failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
We all know where the schools are in our commute to work or home. We, as drivers, have an obligation to be more cautious around these schools. Hitting a kid with your car would not only traumatize the child, it could traumatize you. Drive safely and watch out for the kids!
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