Baby Killed When Mother Pushing Stroller Hit by Car
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The crash occurred at a blind spot on Thurmond Street in Winston-Salem.
A 15 month old baby has been killed in a Winston Salem crash, and the baby's mother remains in serious condition in a local hospital. The woman was heading home around 10 p.m., crossing Thurman street with her baby daughter in her stroller. They were struck while crossing the street by a vehicle traveling approximately 60 mph, eyewitnesses say. Authorities say they are still investigating the crash.
Our thoughts go out to the family of the victim. We can only hope the mother can pull through and make a recovery. It is already a tragedy that a life so young has been lost. For the mother to lose her life as well would be even more horrible.
Sadly, there have been a number of pedestrian fatalities in this spot in the past. There is a hill on the road that creates a blind spot exactly where the mother and baby were struck. A local has begun advocating for stop signs, traffic lights or speed bumps to make the neighborhood safer.
Although crashes that involve a pedestrian and a baby carriage are rare, pedestrian vs. car accidents are more common than you would think, and some have even occurred right in the middle of a cross walk! A study done several years ago by National Highway Traffic Safety Association shows that almost 175,000 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes between 1975 and 2000.
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