Friday, 19, July, 2024

Another traffic accident involving a child at an unregulated pedestrian crossing occurred on July 8 in Andijan. According to the Andijan province traffic police, the accident occurred on Uzbekistan street. The driver of a GM Cobalt, 25, hit a girl, 10, who was crossing the street.

The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries. A preliminary investigation has begun.

Last week, two cases of children dying after being hit by cars were reported. In Samarkand, Nexia hit a 7-year-old boy who was crossing a road that had been widened ahead of the 2022 SCO summit. In Navoi, two BYD Song Plus cars at a speed of more than 140 km/h hit a 2nd grade student who was crossing the road at an unregulated pedestrian crossing. One of the drivers received 12 fines for speeding during the year.

The Senate recently reported that in the first five months of the year, 65 schoolchildren were killed and 294 were injured in road accidents. In 2023, 263 children were killed and 1,568 were injured on the roads. 57% of accidents were caused by infrastructure faults.

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