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Oklahoma Child Fatally Struck in McDonald’s Parking Lot

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Oklahoma City police have said a three-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle in a McDonald’s parking lot, according to KFOR News.

About the McDonald’s Parking Lot Accident

Reports say police were called to an Oklahoma City McDonald’s restaurant located at N.W. Expressway and Council Road at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. A mother and two children were crossing the parking lot when one of the children, a three-year-old boy, broke free from his mother. Tragically, the little boy was struck by a distracted driver.

Capt. Dee Patty of the Oklahoma City Police Department told reporters the boy passed away from injuries sustained in the accident. Reports also indicate the mother and second child were also struck by the driver, sustaining only minor injuries.

The owner of the McDonald’s, Patti Santiago-Brennan, issued the following statement regarding the accident:

“We are saddened by the tragic incident that happened outside our restaurant today and our thoughts go out to the family during this devastating time. We are cooperating with the local police during their investigation.”

Oklahoma Traffic Accident Statistics

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office provides the following statistics about motor vehicle accidents in 2012:

  • Statewide in 2012 there were approximately 190 crashes each day.
  • That year, there were a total of 69,430 motor vehicle accidents which resulted in 678 fatalities and 33,721 injuries.
  • 61 of the fatalities and 566 of those injured in 2012 were pedestrians.


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