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Young Girl Hit and Killed by Vehicle

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A 12-year-old girl was hit and killed by a vehicle on the north side of San Antonio.

Details about the Fatal Child Pedestrian Accident

KSAT 12 News is reporting that a 12-year-old girl was walking with her friends to school on Thursday morning when she was hit and killed by a vehicle.

Late Thursday morning, school officials from the North East Independent School District identified the young girl as Mailani Godin, a sixth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School.

The accident reportedly happened just after 7 a.m. at the intersection of Mt. Tipton and West Avenue, not far from the school on the north side of the city.

According to officer Douglas Green, a spokesman from the San Antonio Police Department, Mailani and her friends were on their way to school and were crossing West Avenue when she was hit by a Prius that was traveling north at the time of the accident. The girls were in the crosswalk but did not have the light.

The spokesman further indicated that one of the friends who was with the girl attempted to grab her arm to pull her out of the way of the vehicle but was not successful. When emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident, CPR was attempted, but the girl was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle who hit the girl did stop at the scene and is fully cooperating with authorities.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents.

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • Five percent of all pedestrian fatalities were of children ages 14 and younger in 2013.
  • An average of one pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and 8 minutes in the United States.


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