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One-Year-Old Child Run Over by Mother

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Jonathan Hernandez12 months ago

A woman accidentally ran over her child in Houston.

Details about the Houston Accident

ABC 13 News is reporting that a 1-year-old girl was killed after she was accidentally run over by her mother, according to police. Police say that the accident happened at about 12:40 a.m. at a house on Darlinghurst Road and Warkworth Drive, which is in the southeast side of the city of Houston.

Police in Houston further say that the mother was behind the wheel of a Dodge Nitro when she began to back out of the driveway. Apparently, the woman did not see her child in the driveway before she was run over. The child was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

According to police, the woman did not appear to have been either intoxicated or impaired at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians that happen every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in traffic accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, one out of every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians.
  • Pedestrians were about 1.5 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than occupants of motor vehicles. 

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