Mecca: Boy Seriously Injured after He Fell from Moving School Bus
Posted on Nov 15, 2011
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 15th, a 5-year-old boy fell from an open door in a moving school bus and was seriously injured in Mecca. The accident occurred near the intersection of Hayes Street and 70th Avenue. While the California Highway Patrol described his injuries as major, the Fire Department listed them as moderate. He was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
The leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children aged 19 and younger, falls send approximately 8,000 children to hospital emergency rooms every day, totaling about 2.8 million incidents a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injury, accounting for 50 percent of cases among children aged 14 and younger.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the boy who was seriously injured when he fell from the moving school bus yesterday a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Mecca accident.
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