Driving with Children can Cause Accidents
A daycare van filled with children collided with another car in North Harris County at the intersection of Rushworth and Ella Boulevard on Wednesday April 18th at approximately 3:00 PM. The van was broadsided when the female driver pulled the vehicle out into oncoming traffic. The driver, an employee of the Elite City Kids daycare center was taken to Houston’s Northwest Medical Center where she arrived in stable condition. Though there were approximately 12 children in the daycare van at the time of the accident, the Precinct 4 Constables Office reported that none of the children in the van were injured. The at fault driver of the daycare van will potentially face charges for failure to yield to oncoming traffic. Sometimes driving with children can be stressful and even with the most careful drivers, distractions and possible accidents can happen. Keeping kids occupied and calm while travelling makes for an easier car ride for everyone concerned. Sometimes having books, games and toys can keep young passengers minds occupied. Be sure that all young passengers age two and under are in proper car seats and safety harness, while older children from two to four can sit in an appropriate car seat for their size. From age four to eight, children should have a booster seat. Older children should be wearing a seatbelt even while sitting in a regular passenger seat. When you are driving, try never to do so when you are stressed, and of course, never drink or text while driving. Keeping all passengers and yourself safe is of the utmost importance. As personal injury attorneys, we know that in an automobile accident, even in a best-case scenario where no one is hurt, there are usually damages involved. These can take the form of increased insurance rates or being dropped from your insurance, damages accrued from the injuries of others in any other vehicles involved, as well as their vehicle repairs, fines and a possible jail sentence. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, or because the other driver was careless or not paying attention, it is always a good idea to have proper legal representation. Please give our offices a call so that we can give you the best advice about how to best proceed with your case.