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Massachusetts pedestrian accident seriously injures trick-or-treating toddler

An Abington, Massachusetts car accident that injured a child trick-or-treating has led to reckless child endangerment charges against a Brockton woman, the Patriot Ledger reported.

Our Boston auto accident attorneys and Massachusetts child injury lawyers frequently report on the risk of car accidents faced by young children and teenagers. As we reported recently on our Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog, Halloween accidents in Massachusetts increase the dangers this time of year.

In this case, the three-year-old girl was injured in the Massachusetts pedestrian accident as she cross Route 123. Police charged her caretaker, a 21-year-old Brockton woman, after alleging that she had taken the 3-year-old and a 2-year-old trick-or-treating at 8:45 p.m. — after the posted hours.

The 3-year-old was struck by a 2008 Kia while attempting to cross Route 123 by herself. The girl was transported to a local hospital and then taken to Children’s Hospital in Boston with serious injuries.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 1,314 children under the age of 14 were killed in traffic accidents last year. More than 190,000 were injured.

Somewhere in America, traffic accidents claim the lives of four children each day and injure nearly 500. One-fifth of those fatal incidents involve pedestrian accidents. Last year, 244 children were killed while walking.

If you have been injured in a Massachusetts bicycle accident or pedestrian accident, contact Boston Injury Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.