Lexington Police: Look Out For Kids in Roads

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Updated: 4/01 11:59 pm

With the warmer weather, Lexington Police reminded drivers to be extra careful and watch for children playing in the road.

Police said 13-year-old Quinton was riding his bike on Whitney Avenue Tuesday afternoon when he was hit by a van.

Officers said the child didn’t look both ways before going into the road. 

Police said the driver of the minivan tried to slow down, but couldn’t.

According to investigators, the driver is not facing charges.

“I just wish people would consider children are out here playing,” said Churetan Meaux, Quinton’s cousin.

Quinton’s family said he had a broken leg and broken arm. 

They said he was in surgery for the broken bones, but is going to be OK. 

The family also said he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

“Wear that helmet, wear those elbows pads and wear those knee pads and whatever safety gear you need to be out there enjoying yourself and having a good time,” said Sherelle Roberts with the Lexington Police Department. 

“Kids aren't always thinking about their safety, you have to look out for other cars but also you have to look out for kids and pedestrians.”

As the weather warms up, Lexington police said more kids will be playing outside.

“It’s up to us to be responsible as adults and maybe save a life and maybe prevent this from happening again,” said Meaux.

Police also reminded bike riders that they are held to the same rules of roads as drivers.

 

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