New Orleans Moms Blog
On February 15, 2018, a 7-year-old boy, Bryant Sun, was run over and killed in a Covington parking lot. Bryant was sitting in the parking lot behind a car when the driver of a truck ran over him because he was unable to see the boy. A family’s lives are forever devastated and tragically, this is not an isolated case.
Every year, thousands of children are hurt or killed because a driver moving forward very slowly didn’t see them. EVERY WEEK in the U.S., at least 50 children are backed over because they cannot be seen. These incidents, for the most part, take place in residential driveways or parking lots and are referred to as a ‘frontover’ or ‘backover’ based on the direction the vehicle was traveling when someone is struck.
There is nothing worse in this world than the death of a child. However, what makes these types of tragedies even more unthinkable is that over 70% of the time, a parent or direct relative is the driver behind the wheel.