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Girl Scout Injured in Pedestrian Accident

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

Three people were injured when an SUV hit a Girl Scout cookie sales booth.

Details about the Accident Involving the SUV

The Joplin Globe is reporting that a young Girl Scout suffered serious injuries and two adult troop leaders suffered minor injuries after an elderly driver lost control of a sport utility vehicle and slammed into their cookie sales booth outside a Dollar Store in Baxter Springs, Kansas.

According to the Baxter Springs Police Department, the SUV was being driven by 81-year-old June Vonwedell, who ran into the booth, injuring the Girl Scout and two mothers who were with Troop 71632. One of the mothers attempted to pull the girl out of the way of the accident when she saw the SUV coming, but she herself was hit before she could reach the child.

The Girl Scout was transported to the Freeman Hospital West before being airlifted by helicopter to the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, where she has been reported as being in stable condition. The two troop leaders suffered minor injuries in the accident.

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, and the names of those who were injured at the scene of the accident have not been released.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States associated with pedestrian accidents:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4.735 pedestrian fatalities in the United States.
  • More than 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal traffic injuries in 2013.
  • Children are more likely to be killed in pedestrian accidents than adults.

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