On Monday near Flagstaff, Arizona, a fatal pedestrian-car accident took the life of a two-year-old girl.
The incident took place at about 4:41 p.m. on Pioneer Valley Road, which is located in the Doney Park subdivision to the east of Flagstaff.
Deputities from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office responded to calls of a serious car-pedestrian collision, and found a female toddler lying unconscious in the roadway with clear physical signs of trauma to her head. A retired Summit Fire Department firefighter was hovering over the child, stabilizing her head and neck until emergency personnel arrived.
The first deputy that arrived on the scene quickly began chest compressions until personnel from the Summit Fire Department and Guardian Medical Transport were able to take over the medical care.
The child was then transported by Guardian ambulance to the Flagstaff Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.
Authorities stated that the 59-year-old female driver involved was interviewed by deputies, which led to the determination that she had been driving north on Pioneer Valley Road and had been traveling at the approximate speed of 25 mph. She claimed that she looked to the west side of the roadway and saw a group of children at play in a residential yard. The driver stated that she slowed her car to around 20 mph when a child in a yard on the east side of the roadway ran into the street and was struck by her vehicle.
As of this time, there have been no arrests made.
Being an Arizona car accident lawyer, you deal with these types of tragic crashes on a regular basis.
The exact details of the crash are not yet completely known, and authorities have indicated that the investigation is ongoing.
Our Arizona car accident law firm offers our thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of the little girl who lost her life in this tragic incident.