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Car accidents: Children injured in New Haven incident

Parents often warn their children of the dangers of crossing the street. Of course, even with adult supervision and when precautions are taken, car accidents can still happen. Unfortunately, children are not immune to being victims of such incidents, and parents can be devastated to learn that their children have been injured in such events.

It was recently reported that an accident involving a vehicle and multiple children attempting to cross the street took place in New Haven. Reports stated that day care workers attempted to stop traffic as multiple children crossed the road. The children were apparently holding hands or taking similar action at the time as a witness stated that the children had formed a human chain as they walked. However, a passing car struck two of the children.

The boys, whose ages were given as 3 and 2 years old, were transported from the scene by ambulance. Fortunately, the injuries they suffered were not considered life-threatening, and they were in stable condition at the time of the report. Information on their exact injuries was not given in the report. It was noted that the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police.

The families of the young children injured in this New Haven accident are undoubtedly relieved that the situation was not worse. However, their children may still face numbers struggles as they work to recover from their injuries, and financial hardships may also affect the families as they attend to medical expenses. As a result, they -- and others similarly affected by car accidents -- may wish to consider filing personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault in order to seek compensation for damages.

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