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Young Houston Girl Killed While Crossing Street

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A girl in southeast Houston has died after she was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street.

Details about the Child Pedestrian Accident

Click 2 Houston News is reporting that a 12-year-old girl was killed by a driver in southeast Houston while she was walking across the street, according to Houston police.

The accident happened on Thursday at around 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of Allen Genoa and Allendale.

Emergency crews who responded to the scene of the accident attempted CPR on the girl who was hit and took her to the hospital via ambulance in critical condition. The girl was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to Lieutenant James Holt from the Pasadena police, the driver of the vehicle that hit the girl was heading north on Allen Genoa and he did have a green light. The driver did not see the girl when she passed and front of him and he hit her. There was also no designated crosswalk at the location in which the girl was hit.

The vehicle was towed away, and the damage to the front end and the windshield was obvious.

No charges are expected to be filed as this appears to just be a tragic accident, however the investigation remains ongoing.

Important Information about Child Pedestrians

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • There were a total of 4,743 pedestrians that were killed in traffic accidents in the United States in 2012.
  • There was a traffic-related pedestrian fatality every two hours in the United States in 2012.
  • In 2012, more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic accidents happened to be pedestrians.

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