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Bossier kids hit by car still recovering

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Victoria and Cody Victoria and Cody
BOSSIER PARISH, La. -

In early June, two north Bossier Parish children, ages 7 and 5 were struck by a car while riding their scooter. The two suffered serious injuries and spent weeks in LSU Hospital's ICU. On Friday, family friends gave KTBS an update on their condition.

The accident happened at the intersection of Hanover and Creole streets in the Rosedale subdivision. Bossier Sheriff's deputies say that the children were hit after failing to stop for a car. The two kids were ejected from their motorized scooter. Five year old Cody received a major head injury that has required surgeries on his skull. His sister, 7 year-old Victoria, has a severely broken leg which has also required surgeries.

It's an accident that highlights the importance of road safety for children. Safety experts say that it's important children wear helmets when on their bikes, scooters and other toys. Nadine Grigsby says parents should teach their children to follow road signs as well.

"Always use that helmet, always stop at all of the stop signs, just like you are driving a car" says Grigsby.

Grigsby also says that children should know to always make sure drivers can see them when they hit the streets.

"Ride on your bicycle facing the traffic, if you are going to be on the road. Most of the time, you should be on the sidewalk. Try to avoid cars because a lot of the time a car doesn't actually see you" says Grigsby.

Family friends say that Cody and Victoria are still in the hospital from their injuries. Cody was recently transported to New Orleans for rehabilitation. Victoria is expected to be released from the hospital soon.

 

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