A 3 year old girl who broke free from her grandmother while crossing the street was struck by a car and died on her way to the hospital. The accident happened as they were crossing Main Street at Cherry Ave in Flushing, Queens, New York.
It is very difficult for motorists to see young children if they run in front of their car. Parents, grandparents and caregivers should always make sure to safely hold the hand of young children when crossing the street or walking near a road. They should not let them run ahead. Additionally if young children are not strapped in a pushchair, the use of a rein may be a good idea, especially in the city where there is so much traffic.