Late Spring Is Dangerous Time For Children To Be Crossing Streets

CLEVELAND – A new study has uncovered some shocking information about where and why cars usually hit children in Cuyahoga County, Action News' Ed Gallek reported.

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University Hospitals just finished a major study of kids getting hit by cars in Cuyahoga County, and it was determined that dinnertime in late spring or early summer is the most dangerous time for your children to be crossing a street.

The study found that the problem is worst from April through June. The cities that hold the greatest risk were determined to be East Cleveland, Cleveland, Lakewood and Cleveland Heights in that order.

Approximately 25 percent of the victims were between 6 and 8 years old, and most get hit between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Overwhelmingly, the crashes happened in 25 mph zones.

The study also found that drivers were more at fault in the suburbs and that kids were mostly to blame in the city.