Walking your child to the bus stop when it is across a street is something that many parents do in an effort to keep the child safe. That is especially true when the child is young. For the mother of one 6-year-old boy, walking her son across the street wasn’t enough to protect him from harm.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, a Milwaukee mother was walking her son to the bus stop when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old woman. The boy, who was a student at Clarke Street School, was killed in the car accident that occurred on North Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, who wasn’t injured, remained on the scene. She is said to be cooperating with the investigation.
The mother of the young child said that he will be missed by his 7-year-old brother and 2-year-old sister. The Milwaukee Public School Superintendent said the child will be missed by the school community. Teachers are trying to help the children at the school to understand what happened.
This fatal car accident claimed the life of a young man. His family is now left to try to learn how to live life without him. They must also figure out how to deal with the financial impact his untimely death will have on the family. They might have the right to seek compensation for his death, which wouldn’t bring him back but would lessen the financial difficulty. Understanding the process for seeking compensation might make it easier for them to decide if seeking compensation is what they want to do.
Source: Fox6Now.com, “6-year-old boy struck, killed by car on Milwaukee’s north side” Trisha Bee, Cary Docter and Myra Sanchick, Feb. 20, 2014