By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Alexis George a 6-year-old girl of Conway, Arkansas, tragically died after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street on her bicycle. Alexis was following her siblings across the street when she was struck by the vehicle. The children were crossing Sapphire Street traveling towards Meadowlake Street. Her siblings made it across safely, however, Alexis came into contact with the left front end of an oncoming automobile. The contact caused Alexis and her bicycle to be thrown over the vehicle. She was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center and subsequently transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. La Tresha Woodruff, public information officer for the Conway Police Department, said Alexis died as a result of the personal injuries she sustain in the collision. For more read 6-year-old Arkansas girl dies of personal injuries after bicycle struck by car while crossing street.
Unfortunately, there are thousands of injuries to children riding bicycles every year. Almost every community is touched or affected by bicycle accidents involving a child. It is important for drivers to exercise the utmost of safety when driving anywhere near a school, park, residential neighborhood, and any where else a child is riding a bicycle.