A young girl was hit and killed by an SUV while riding her scooter in her driveway.
Details about the Fatal Child Accident
KSAT 12 News is reporting that a young girl was killed on Friday after she was hit by an SUV while she was riding a scooter on the driveway of the family’s home near O’Connor Grove near Larkdale Drive, according to police.
The father of the girl believes that the girl, identified as 7-year-old Josie Marie, went down the driveway and onto the road, but wasn’t seen by the driver of the SUV because she was blocked by a parked vehicle.
According to the San Antonio Police Department, the woman who was driving the SUV that hit the young girl is in her 70s, but did stop to render aid and is not expected to face any charges at this time.
Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents in the state of Texas every year:
- In 2014, there were a total of 486 pedestrian fatalities in the state of Texas – a 1.4 percent decrease from the year before.
- A total of 483 people in Texas were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2014.
- In 2014, there was an average of at least one person killed every 2 hours and 29 minutes in the state of Texas in traffic accidents.