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Accident Injures Boy In Lehigh Acres Calling Into Question School Bus Stop Safety

An unfortunate incident occurred recently in Lee County, Florida, when an eight-year-old child waiting for a school bus was hit by a reversing sport utility vehicle. The accident occurred at the intersection of Barth Street and Adeline Avenue in Lehigh Acres, underscoring the dangers that children face when waiting for school buses.

Thankfully the student was not seriously injured however, this eye-opening incident should serve as a stark reminder of the importance of establishing safe zones for children to wait for school buses. Areas, where children gather to catch the bus, should be visible, well-lit, and away from the main road. However, in many southwest Florida neighborhoods, conditions are less than ideal, exposing children to potential dangers such as reckless drivers, poor visibility, or lack of safe sidewalks.

In the Lee County incident, the child was standing in a designated area for the school bus pick-up which, unfortunately, was too close to an active roadway. When vehicles are maneuvering in the vicinity of school bus stops, they must be exceptionally cautious, particularly during early morning hours when visibility might be compromised, and children might not be easily noticed.

The lawyers at All Injuries Law Firm are dedicated to helping communities in Florida promote safer conditions for children. If your child has been injured due to the negligence of a driver, we are here to provide you with the legal assistance that you need.

An Eight-Year-Old Boy Was Injured By A Reversing SUV In Lee County On Barth Street and Adeline Avenue Thursday Morning

Lee County - Florida Highway Patrol has announced that an 8-year-old boy sustained minor injuries from a reversing SUV in Lee County Thursday morning.

The accident began as an SUV driven by a 38-year-old man from Lehigh Acres, with an 8-year-old girl also from Lehigh Acres as a passenger, and a 5-year-old girl from Lehigh Acres, were backing onto Barth Street from Adeline Avenue In the vicinity of a school bus stop.

At 8:00 A.M., a pedestrian, an 8 year-old-boy from Lehigh Acres, was walking along the sidewalk when the SUV struck him.

The rear portion of the SUV collided with the boy and the impact caused the boy to sustain minor injuries. Thankfully he was not seriously hurt, but this could have been far, far worse.

FHP has stated that the crash remains under investigation

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