Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ten-year old Boy Killed When ATV Crashes into Pickup in Corcoran

Children are prohibited from operating vehicles because they are still unaware of the different dangers that they might face while on the roads. In addition, they are also incapable of protecting themselves when involved in difficult situations.

A 10-year-old boy was killed when the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) he was driving collided with a pickup truck in Corcoran.

The boy was identified by the Kings County Coroner’s Office as Brandon McBride, from Corcoran.

Reports said the boy was going west on a canal bank when he hit a truck that was moving south along Avenue 5 ½.

The whole incident happened so fast and the truck driver did not have enough time to stop the vehicle.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said the truck passenger and the driver only sustained minor injuries. The passenger was treated at the Corcoran District Hospital.

It is disappointing to know that a boy has died because he was not properly supervised by adults. This vehicle accident would have been prevented if Brandon’s parents had prevented him from driving.