Coroner Danny Finley stated Collins was playing outside with her friend, a 12 -year-old girl, when she stepped onto Hal Rogers Parkway.
“I covered her up and just comforted and talked to her. By that point I realized that the baby was almost gone. It’s been horrible. I can’t shut my eyes without thinking about that baby.” – Rita Wooteon as published by WYMT-TV Mountain News
The information below is provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. 70,000 pedestrians were injured.