Young cyclist and pedestrian injured in Sikeston

The Standard Democrat reports that a young cyclist and a young pedestrian were injured in separate incidents last week in Sikeston, MO:
The first accident occurred at 4:17 p.m. at 331 N. Main when two children on bicycles were trying to cross Main Street and were hit by a vehicle. One child received injuries and was transported to Missouri Delta Medical Center. . . .

The second accident occurred at 5:37 p.m. at 508 Smith St. when the right rear portion of a westbound vehicle struck a 3-year-old as the child tried to cross the street.

Neither injured child received life-threatening injuries.

Every spring, with the coming of good weather, there is a rash of car/bike and car/pedestrian collisions. Most of these are entirely preventable. Read MoBikeFed's bike safety press release to find out what you can do to prevent these accidents.