Two children were killed and a third child was seriously injured yesterday after a gruesome pedestrian accident involving a restaurant delivery van jumping a curb in Chinatown and slamming into a line of preschoolers as well as their escorts on a sidewalk, police said.

As pedestrian accident lawyers, we hope that all drivers take note.  Wrongful deaths from pedestrian accident happen quite frequently, and most pedestrian accidents are completely preventable.

The driver of the delivery van, 52, of Brooklyn, was escorted from the car accident scene on East Broadway between Catherine and Market streets by police after many in a crowd that formed began yelling at him shortly after the 11:30 a.m. accident.

The man, employed by China Chalet, a Chinese food restaurant chain, told police he double-parked his 2000 Ford van and got out to make a delivery, a claim backed up by surveillance video, which shows an unoccupied van heading in reverse, crossing the double yellow line and hitting the children.

All of the injured persons required medical treatment by professionals to hopefully alleviate some of their pain and suffering.  Unfortunately, for two children, that treatment came too late.

Our car accident lawyers strongly urge you to pay attention to driving a car, both while on the road and when parking, because a distracted driver is a dangerous driver.

Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you.  We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case.  No fee if no recovery.