Illinois Child’s Close Call Sparks Urgent Road Safety Talk

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Elgin Township, Kane County — A terrifying incident unfolded on Flora Drive in Elgin Township at 7:40 PM Wednesday when a 10-year-old child was involved in a close call with a vehicle. The child darted into the roadway and collided with a 2002 blue Toyota 4-door sedan. Swift action from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Elgin Police Department, and Elgin Fire Department resulted in immediate medical attention for the injured juvenile.

Thankfully, the child’s injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening, and they were treated on the scene before being released to their parents. The driver involved in the accident stayed to assist and showed no signs of alcohol or drug impairment.

This incident serves as a crucial reminder for drivers to exercise heightened caution in residential neighborhoods and areas frequented by children. Adhering to posted speed limits can make a significant difference in averting tragedies like this.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office emphasized the importance of educating children about road safety, urging parents, guardians, and caretakers to teach kids the fundamentals of crossing streets safely.

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