A Pointe South Middle School student who was running for the school bus was issued a traffic citation after being hit by a car.
 
The Clayton County pedestrian accident occurred at about 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.  A 14-year-old boy darted across the westbound lanes Pointe South Parkway in order to catch a school bus that was pulling up in the eastbound lanes. As he crossed, the boy was struck by a Saturn Sedan.
 
Witnesses say the teen dashed into the road and the vehicle had no time to stop.
 
The boy suffered cuts and bruises and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center as a precaution.  He was also cited on the charge of "pedestrian fleeing into traffic.”
 
More than 100 children a year are killed in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents.  Most of these accidents occur when the child is on his way to or from school.  Keep your child safe.  Take a moment to read our library article: “Safe to School in Atlanta - 8 Tips to Keep Child Pedestrians Safe.”
 
If your child rides a bike to school, click here for bicycle safety tips.
 
If your child is injured in an Atlanta pedestrian accident, the Georgia pedestrian injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Shane Smith are available to help at any time. Contact our office at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free legal consultation with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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