Orange County, FL (December 7, 2018) - An 11-year-old girl sustained serious injuries when she was struck by a car after stepping into a roadway in Orange County. The incident occurred on Thursday, December 6th.
Around 8:20 am, police were dispatched to the accident scene. When they arrived, they spoke with witnesses who told them that a child was walking along the sidewalk when she was stunned by a barking dog. The child stepped off the curb and into the roadway. While in the roadway, she was struck by a Toyota truck. The driver of the truck, a 31-year-old woman, told police that she attempted to avoid the child but was unable to stop in time.
The girl was taken to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital with serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
A reportable accident happens in Florida every 92 seconds. No one ever gets into a car expecting that they will be involved in a serious crash, however, Florida is routinely ranked as one of the most dangerous states for motorists and pedestrians. An accident can happen very suddenly as we see in this crash. Unfortunately, a child was seriously hurt. Our thoughts go out to the young girl and her family as she recovers rom her serious injuries.
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