On Saturday afternoon in Cary, North Carolina a nine-year-old boy was hit and killed by a vehicle while skateboarding, according to police.
The nine-year-old, Ravindra Kalipershad was leaving a driveway on his skateboard in the 100th block of Council Gap Court when he unavoidably rolled in front of a Toyota Highlander, Cary police Lt. Randall Rhyne said.
Lauren Miller of 105 Council Gap Court, driver of the Toyota stopped immediately after the incident. And is cooperating with police, she has not been cited.
To prevent this from happening drivers must:
1. Yield to pedestrians when crossing a sidewalk or entering an alley or driveway.
2. Yield to pedestrians who have started crossing at an intersection or crosswalk on a “walk” signal or a green light, if there is no walk signal.
3. Yield to pedestrians who are crossing the highway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection where there are no traffic lights or control signals.
4. Not overtake and pass any vehicle that stops at an intersection or crosswalk to permit a pedestrian or bicyclist to cross the roadway safely.