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Trucking accident leads to death of boy on bicycle

A young boy sadly passed away following a vehicle crash involving a box truck in Connecticut. It’s understandable for the boy’s parents and other family members are likely heartbroken. The trucking accident occurred when the boy was riding his bike on a recent Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

Police said that while the boy was on a bicycle, spending with several other children near a middle school, a box truck hit him. The boy, who attended the school, suffered grave injuries and was transported to the hospital. He later died there, officials said.

The truck driver remained at the accident scene, and no charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. Police closed down the area of the accident for a few hours while they investigated the cause of the collision. Residents said bicyclists were vulnerable on the street where the accident took place, as that road was typically busy. Counselors were made available to help students after the boy’s sudden death.

In addition to following the progress of the police investigation concerning the trucking accident, the grieving family of the dead child might benefit from seeking an independent investigation to focus on all of the circumstances and facts surrounding the fatal crash. If the truck driver is found to have caused the accident due to negligent actions, such as driving while distracted, the driver and the driver's employer could be held financially responsible for the child’s fatal injuries. The family may pursue claims for the reimbursement of monetary losses sustained as a result of the accident, such as the child’s funeral expenses and other accident-related expenses in Connecticut.

Source: wfsb.com, "Suffield Middle School student struck, killed while riding bike", Joseph Wenzel IV, Courtney Zieller and Rachel Rooney, July 24, 2014

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