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7-Year Old Bicyclist Struck by Car, in Critical Condition

Daniel Brito, 7, of Mohawk Trail was riding his bicycle in Clayton when he was struck by a pickup truck. He is currently in critical condition at Wake Medical Center. The accident occurred on May 30, 2012 at approximately 4:50 p.m.

Police reports state that Brito was attempting to turn his bike around when he was hit by a 2004 GMC pickup truck. Lester Mir, 38, was driving the truck. He will not be charged in the case, said Highway Patrol spokesman Jeff Gordon.

Car accidents such as this one are not new for Raleigh’s roadways. Thousands of drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians are injured (and some killed) each year due to motor vehicle accidents.

When negligence of a driver or an auto manufacturer plays a role in a car, bicycle or pedestrian accident, injured parties will have a personal injury claim, entitling them to compensation for their injuries and losses.

Source: News Observer

If your child is hit by a car while riding a bicycle or while walking as a pedestrian, you can seek legal assistance from the Raleigh, North Carolina personal injury lawyers at Kelly & West. Even if your child was partially at fault, you may be able to seek compensation for his or her injuries.

To learn more, please contact an attorney at our firm today.

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