Toddler hit and killed by pickup truck in apartment complex parking lot

News Channel 2 is reporting that an 18-month old little boy was fatally struck by a pickup truck in an apartment complex parking lot on Sunday February 27, 2011.  According to Houston police, the boy wandered outside an apartment in the 12200 block of Sapling Way at around 1:30PM. Somehow the child found his way to the parking lot and the driver of a pickup truck traveling through the complex hit him. The boy was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he died.  The boy has not been identified and no charges have been filed against the driver of the pickup truck.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009 4,092 pedestrians died in traffic crashes. And estimated 59,000 were injured in 2009, 13,00 of those injured were age 14 and younger.  If you or your child have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the experienced Houston personal injury attorneys at Smith & Hassler for a free review of your case.  The insurance company for the driver that injured you will be working hard to protect their interests: wouldn’t you like the reassurance of a personal injury law firm working hard to protect you?