Every year, thousands of children are hurt or die because a driver moving forward very slowly didn't see them. These incidents for the most part take place in residential driveways or parking lots and are referred to as ‘frontovers.’ (the opposite of a backover).
Stories about kids and cars have a tendency to end badly. These children lost their lives because they could not be seen by the driver in the blindzone in front of a vehicle that was moving forward very slow.
Below are stories of just a few children who survived front over related situations.
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July 30, 2012
Gelber and O'Connell, LLC demonstrate the large and very dangerous blindzones that exist behind all vehicles.Read More
Keven Moore on Insurance: Avoid tragedy of driveway accidents; proceed with caution
July 24, 2012
One of the most horrific, unthinkable accidents that can happen to a child can take place less than a few feet from your very own front door. Run-over accidents in your driveway occur too often and are devastating to families, as 70 percent of the time, they involve another family member at the wheel.Read More
Grief after mom’s SUV kills child
June 17, 2012
Grief after mom’s SUV kills child says she hopes her loss may prevent similar tragedies from occurring.Read More
Four Keys to Keeping Kids Safe in Cars
August 18, 2011
Janette Fennell, president of Kids and Cars, says that 70 percent of the time, loved ones are responsible for non-traffic incidents like rollovers and heat stroke, and most of these accidents happen at home. We give Four Keys to Keeping Kids Safe in Cars to ensure the smallest members of your family are well-protected both on and off the road.Read More
Keeping Our Children Safe Around Cars
May 27, 2011
I just returned from speaking at a lawyer's conference in Florida where I represented Crouse Law Offices. At the conference I was fortunate to hear Janette Fennell speak about the important issue of children's safety. Janette is the founder of KidsAndCars.org, an organization dedicated to improving the safety of children in and around motor vehicles while on private property - in non traffic accidents.Read More
Below are studies specific to frontover injuries and deaths. There have been several studies published that address frontovers but there is still much to be learned.