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Seven-Year-Old Boy Dragged by School Mini Bus: A Wake-Up Call for Pedestrian Safety

The news of a seven-year-old boy being hit by a school mini bus and dragged several meters is heartbreaking.

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Our thoughts and well wishes go out to the young victim and his family during this difficult time. We hope for his speedy recovery and hope that he will be able to return to his normal daily activities soon.

This tragic incident highlights the importance of pedestrian safety, especially when it comes to children.

As adults, it is our responsibility to educate children on how to stay safe while walking on the road.

Parents and caregivers can teach their children about the importance of using pedestrian crossings, looking both ways before crossing, and avoiding distractions while walking, such as using mobile phones.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety. Here are some tips to keep in mind when walking near vehicles:

  • Always use designated crosswalks and obey traffic signals.

  • Look both ways before crossing the street, even if it's a one-way road.

  • Don't assume that drivers can see you - make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of them.

  • Avoid using electronic devices, such as phones or headphones, while walking near traffic.

In the event of an accident, knowing basic first aid can make all the difference. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Call for emergency services immediately if someone is injured.

  • Keep the injured person still and calm.

  • If there's bleeding, apply pressure to the wound with a clean cloth until help arrives.

  • Don't attempt to move someone who may have a spinal injury.

Finally, it's important for drivers to be aware of their surroundings and practice safe driving habits. Here are some tips for staying safe on the road:

  • Always drive within the speed limit and be prepared to stop for pedestrians.

  • Avoid distractions such as texting, eating or adjusting the radio while driving.

  • Ensure that all passengers are properly secured with seatbelts or child safety seats.

  • Regularly check the vehicle's mirrors and blind spots to avoid accidents.

Let's work together to promote safety on our roads and sidewalks. By being mindful and taking proper precautions, we can help prevent accidents like the one that happened to the young boy in this story.


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