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Tragedy – Child Dies When Sports Utility Vehicle Plunged into Idaho Lake

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a 5 year old boy died when a SUV went into an Idaho lake His one year old brother also suffered serious personal injuries as a result of this Idaho automobile accident. The driver – Sarah Deshazer – was attemping to turn the SUV around when the vehicle went off the road and plunged into the lake’s murky waters. Fire Rescue and Firefighters responded to the scene and soon began CPR on the 5 year old boy. The child was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Tragically, automobile accidents continue to be a leading cause of death for children and adults alike. Some deaths are unexpected and unavoidable while others may be prevented with safer driving and by obeying local and State traffic ordinances and laws.

Children should be seat belted and placed in a child safety seat consistent the child’s age and size. The death of this child was certainly a tremendous loss for the child’s family, neighborhood, and community. You can read more about this story at Death of Child Results from SUV Plunge into Idaho Lake.

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