By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Cassius Walker, an 8-year-old boy of Augusta, Georgia, sustained critical personal injuries after he was struck by a pickup truck while trying to board his school bus. Cassius attends Thomson Elementary School in McDuffie County, Georgia. According to the Augusta Chronicle, Cassius was listed in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. If you would like to read more on this story please see 8-year-old boy in critical condition after struck by pickup truck.
This accident is a tragedy for the young boy’s family and community. It cannot be stressed enough how attentive drivers must remain while behind the wheel. Drivers should keep distractions down to a minimum. This is includes not talking or texting on a cell phone, refraining from grooming, reading or eating and not talking with other passengers while driving. Engaging in these behaviors takes a driver’s focus off the road and make him or her more likely to become involved in a collision or other type of accident. Drivers should also not drive aggressively and pay attention to their surroundings, especially during times of heavy traffic such as those during morning and afternoon commutes. During these times, drivers should expect a stop-and-go type of traffic flow and, therefore, should be extra attentive.