This is a widely accepted annual event--innocent children being killed by cars on the one night when people actually walk in our cities and suburbs.
One little girl was thrown to the ground by one car, then hit by a second car that dragged her on the pavement for two miles.
Within two miles of my house, two children were killed by cars while walking to school in separate incidents. This is another annual event that happens when the daylight hours get shorter and kids are killed by motorists while walking to school in the dark. Also widely accepted in our culture, as if it were a natural occurrence beyond human control.
Strangely, no children were killed after being struck by bikes or pedestrians. The solution seems pretty simple!