05/28/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Nashville, TN—Two children who became frightened by a pair of dogs dashed into the road and were consequently struck by a car. The horrific traffic accident occurred in Nashville, Tennessee Thursday, May 26, 2010, as reported by WSMV.com.

Reports indicated two children identified as 8-year-old Nadia Smalley and 10-year-old Evan Smalley missed the bus and were walking to school when the unthinkable occurred.

As the children approached West Trinity and Young lanes that morning, a Chihuahua and a Beagle mix pounced off their owner’s porch. The two dogs subsequently charged towards the children, scaring them into the road.

Upon doing so, a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix slammed into the children. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were dispatched to the scene.

Nadia and Evan were transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where they were allegedly listed in critical condition. The two children were en route to Bordeaux Elementary for their final day of school when the accident occurred at 8:15 a.m.

The Pontiac’s driver, 40-year-old Linda Jennings, was not charged in connection with the pedestrian-vehicle crash.

On the other hand, Metro Animal Control cited Lottie Berry, the 59-year-old owner of the two dogs. The citation was issued with regard to the owner’s failure to restrain the dogs or take them to a vet for up to date rabies vaccinations.

Berry was scheduled to appear in Metro Environmental Court June 30, 2010.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers.

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