We have an update on a story that happened at Six Flags Over Georgia. WMAZ reports that a child died after he was struck in the parking lot of the theme park.
On March 6, police came to the theme park to take a report of the incident. The responsible driver was taking four children, relatives of the driver, to the theme park for the day. The driver was preparing to go home and thought that all the children were in the car.
However, one child was not. A 2-year-old was still outside when the driver pulled out. He hit the child. Police were able to take the child to Scottish Rite. Unfortunately, he died late last night. The case remains under investigation and the police are seeking witnesses.
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We hope that this tragedy serves as a warning for others who transport children. A very young child does not know the dangers that a car can cause, so it’s up to adults to keep them safe around vehicles. It’s all too easy to go on autopilot once we’re inside our cars. That’s how tragedies like this happen.
If you have children, make sure to look for them before pulling out. Make it part of your pre-driving routine. Every year, children get run over in parking lots and home driveways because of inattentive drivers and children who don’t see the dangers.
Our sincere condolences go out to the family. If a car hits your child and it wasn’t your fault, call the Strong Arm for a free consultation.