Two young girls were struck by a car in front of the entrance to their New Hampshire elementary school. Surveillance camera footage caught the entire incident on video. A car went out of control, driving into the front entranceway of the school, where it collided with the two little children, who were sisters.
The girls were walking with their mother at the time of the incident. The driver had been waiting in her car in the drop off line. For unknown reasons, the woman sped forward in her car very quickly. Then she crashed into the girls and a planter in front of the school.
Fortunately, the little girls injures were not life-threatening. They were taken to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, where they received medical treatment and were later released. The mother was not injured in the incident. According to the girl's grandmother, they are doing well and their mother is trying to keep everything as normal and stress-free as possible for them.
According to police, drugs and alcohol did not play a role in this crash, and the woman is not suspected to have been texting. Authorities believe she might have been distracted by two child passengers who had been riding in the back seat with her. She told authorities that there may have been a problem with her breaks.
Pedestrian car accidents can happen in so many different ways. Sometimes these accidents are caused by driver error and sometimes they are caused by a dangerous motor vehicle manufacturing defects. The first order of business following a New Hampshire car accident is to seek medical attention for the victims. Next, police will try to determine what serious of events led to the collision and who is to blame. If it is determined that a driver negligence, unlawful driving or a manufacturing defect caused the crash, then victims may wish to seek financial restitution from the party responsible.
Source: whdh.com, "Nashua girls recovering after being hit by car at school" Sep. 10, 2014