MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriffs Office is investigating the death of a three-year-old child. The toddler was struck in a driveway by a car, raising concerns for additional vehicle safety measures.
Across the country, 50 children are hit while drivers are backing up, every week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 2,400 children are treated in emergency rooms nationwide for being struck or rolled over by a car in reverse.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Agency is looking to enact regulations that would make back up cameras standard in all vehicles in 2014. Jackson County Sheriff Officials say it does not appear the driver was under the use of drugs or alcohol, and at this point it does appear the crash was accidental.