According to the local reports, an eleven (11) year old boy was killed in a deadly car accident near Pendleton, South Carolina.
The Highway Patrol reports that the wreck occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, near the Cherry Street Extension where it crosses over Danehower Road.
All that is known thus far is that the vehicle the young boy was in was travelling southbound on the Cherry Street Extension, when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle, and veered off to the left side of the road, ultimately crashing the car into a tree.
The child was sitting in the front seat, and when the airbags went off, the impact caused the fatality to the young boy.
There were two other passengers in the back seat, who were swiftly taken to the AnMed Hospital, yet there is still no update on their condition.
To minimize or prevent harm if involved in a vehicle accident, it is critical that they be placed in approved child safety seats and that older children be fastened properly in their seat, ideally in the center of the back seat.
If the child is over five (5), yet still a small child, they should never sit in the front seat, as there is a possibility that the explosion of the air bags may cause more injury than protection.
As children grow, the child safety seats change with them, usually based on weight. As seen the aforementioned case, the child was apparently too small to be sitting in the front seat, which cost the child his life.
If your child has been injured or killed in a situation such as the above, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, Hightower, and Burns, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for a free consultation and a chance to weigh your options.