In any parent’s ideal world, children would never come to any harm. Unfortunately, this world is far from ideal, and children suffer serious injuries in many ways every day. In some cases, car accidents can result in children ending up in critical condition, especially if a child was a pedestrian at the time.
It was recently reported that a child was hit by a vehicle in Arkansas. Details regarding exactly how the incident occurred were not given in the report, but the child was struck by a vehicle that was traveling north at approximately 9 p.m. The child was reported as being 6 years old, and he was taken to an area hospital before being airlifted to a children’s hospital. He was reported as being in critical condition.
At the time of the report, no charges had been brought against the driver of the vehicle. It was noted that field sobriety tests and toxicology tests were performed, but the results of those tests were not disclosed. An investigation into the incident was still underway at the time of the report, and more information may be provided at a later time.
The family of the young child injured in this incident are certainly worried about his condition and overall well-being. This event, like many other car accidents, can cause a myriad of difficulties for the family, and financial strain is likely. If they feel it could prove useful to them, they may want to consider pursuing a personal injury claim against the driver involved in this incident. A successful claim could allow them to obtain compensation for medical expenses and other damages allowable under Arkansas law.