If I have an eight year old child with me and I see a transport turning the corner I would get the child out of the way. I would be aware of my surroundings. I would not have my child within 6 ft of the curb unless we were ready to cross.
A truck turned the corner and the hind wheels jumped the curb. I am sure you have all seen this happen at least once in your life. A child was run over, with the parent right there. The driver was charged. Being very strick I could see charging the driver, but that parents behaviour should be looked at also.
To me it is like the junkies walking in front of a bus so they can get compensation.
Truck driver charged after boy struck near intersection
Updated: Thu Mar. 19 2009 15:23:23
An Ottawa truck driver has been charged after a transport truck jumped the sidewalk and struck an eight-year-old boy at the intersection of Bank Street and Heron Road.
Police say Joseph Paasila, 47, was making a right-hand turn onto Heron Road when the rear tires of his trailer jumped the curb and ran over the boy's left leg at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
Paramedics say the boy's mother was with him at the time of the incident.
Paramedics treated the boy for serious fractures to his upper and lower leg before transporting him to hospital.
Paasila has been charged with making an improper right turn under the Highway Traffic Act.