A mother was seriously injured and her 8-year-old son was killed when they were hit by a car on Farmwell Road in Ashburn, Virginia (VA).

Reports indicate a sedan was heading west on Farmwell when it hit the mother, Eman Thabet, and her son. They were reportedly crossing the street near Ashburn Village Boulevard, according to nbcwashington.com.

The boy was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital, where he was pronounced dead and his mother was airlifted to Fairfax Trauma Center. The extent of the mother’s injuries remain unknown at this time, but we do know she is in stable condition.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the victim’s family. Losing a young child in an accident is a heartbreaking tragedy.  

The exact details of how the pedestrian crossing accident occurred remain unknown. Did the driver see the victims before the accident? Could the driver have been distracted? We will have to wait and see what the accident report reveals.

Our firm understands just how devastating a pedestrian crossing accident can be. We represented two clients who suffered serious injuries after getting hit by a car at the crosswalk of Atlantic Avenue and 23rd Street in Virginia Beach, VA. To learn more, take a look at this case result.