A 5 year old boy was killed when he was hit by a truck on Route 13 in Bristol Township shortly before 5 p.m. ¬†Sunday afternoon.¬† Reports indicate that the 5 year old boy and his 7 year old brother were crossing Route 13 while their mother was in a nearby deli.¬†
The boy ended up on the median of the road.¬† Two women who work at an assisted living facility administered CPR until emergency workers arrived.¬† They got a pulse on the child after about 8 minutes.¬† However, the boy later died from his injuries at Aria Health‚Äôs Torresdale campus.
Since 1999, more than 50 pedestrians have been hit on this stretch of road and more than a dozen pedestrians have died.¬† While PennDOT has approved plans to make this road safer, construction is not expected to start for another two years.¬† Unfortunately, the risk continues for more Bucks County pedestrian accidents on this stretch of Route 13 and more pedestrians may die, like the beloved 5 year old child who died last weekend.
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