On 09/09/19 at 5:29 p.m., police responded to a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. A 10-year-old female was riding her scooter south on Highland Ave. and failed to stop, riding into the intersection and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. The driver of the vehicle, a 39-year-old male from West York, had a green light and was traveling at the speed limit and was unable to avoid striking the girl. He stayed on scene until police arrived. The girl was taken to the hospital by ambulance and will be okay with some minor scrapes. The driver was cooperative and will not be charged.
This is a good time for parents to sit down with their kids and talk about traffic safety - or better yet, get out with your kids and ride with them and show them the proper side of the street to ride on, when to stop and go and to keep an eye on their surroundings. Education about rules of the road is important for your children's safety. Operators on bicycles and scooters need to follow the same rules of the road as vehicles. Helmets are also required for anyone under the age of 12-years-old who is riding a bicycle, but it's still recommended at all ages. Other protective gear may help with younger riders who are beginning to learn. Helping us keep your kids safe starts at home.