Earlier this Wednesday morning near the Arizona-Nevada border, a 7-year-old pedestrian girl was killed in a hit-and-run car accident.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves stated that the incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on a switchback road to the north of U.S. Route 93, between Kingman, Ariz. and the Hoover Dam, near the dam's recreational area.
Graves said that her family's car had been stopped on the side of the roadway, likely for sight-seeing, when she apparently ran across the street for unknown reasons.
As she darted into the street, she was struck by an SUV and suffered severe head trauma.
The victim, whose identity and hometown have not yet released to the public, was transported by air to a Las Vegas hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Graves revealed that the SUV involved in the incident was later found in the Lake Mead area, but that no arrest has yet been made.
Authorities further stated that they were in the process of questioning a vendor for the National Park Service in the case, although they are not at this time identifying the vendor as a suspect.
They stated that the investigation is ongoing.
As a Phoenix car accident attorney, this is the kind of incident that makes you sick to your stomach.
That someone could strike a little girl, or anyone for that matter, and then speed away with reckless disregard for that person's life and health is a tragedy indeed. We hope that this individual is found, so that he may pay the penalty for such a thoughtless act.
Our wrongful death attorneys in Phoenix offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the little girl who lost her life in this incident.