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Child backed over, killed in Hardin County
Kountze, Texas

KidsAndCars.org was devastated to hear that a 6-year-old boy was backed over and killed by a pickup truck driven by his great grandfather in a driveway of a home in Hardin County yesterday (6/17/20). 

 

Every week in the U.S. at least 50 children are backed over because a driver could not see them. Backovers are not only predictable, they are also 100% preventable

 

Tragically, children age 5 and under are the most at-risk of being backed over and in the majority of cases the driver is a direct relative or loved one. Below are additional resources for more information on backovers. 

 

Backover Fact Sheet & Safety Tips:  Click here

Charts, Stats, Graphics, PSAs:  Click here

Back-up cameras required in all vehicles: Click here

 


KidsAndCars.org is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of children and pets in and around vehicles. We hope you will want to share this life-saving information with your community in the wake of this tragedy. 

 

CONTACT:

Amber Rollins, Director 

KidsAndCars.org 

Office: (913) 732-2792  / Cell: (913) 205-6973

Amber@kidsandcars.org