Harris County – Child Struck by Vehicle on Sierra Sunset Drive
Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 7:26 am
A child was taken to a hospital after getting hit by a vehicle on Sierra Sunset Drive in northeast Harris County, Thursday morning.
At around 7:30 a.m., Harris County local officials responded to a tragic collision at 15000 block of Sierra Sunset Drive. According to initial reports, a child was crossing the street when, for yet undetermined reasons, she was struck by a passing vehicle. A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was being dropped off at school before the tragic crash happened.
The pedestrian who was only identified as a 10-year-old girl was rushed to Texas Children’s Hospital for further care. She is expected to recover. Meanwhile, the driver of the undescribed vehicle stayed at the scene and is cooperating with local police. He was not injured.
No charges have been made as the investigation is still in progress.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We pray for her speedy recovery.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.
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