Tragedy struck in Vallejo on Wednesday when a 2-year-old child was fatally struck by a driver backing out of a driveway. The incident occurred when a 25-year-old woman, who happened to be a family friend of the child, was reversing her Dodge Charger from a private driveway.
She immediately felt an impact and realized that she had hit something. It was later determined that the child had been struck. In a display of concern and responsibility, the driver promptly took the injured child to a local hospital, accompanied by the child’s family members.
However, despite their efforts, the child could not be saved, and the authorities were informed of the tragic outcome. The Vallejo Police Department was notified about the injured child just before 5 p.m.
The tragic news that a 2-year-old child was killed when a car was driving out of a driveway in Vallejo was confirmed in the following tweet:
A 2-year-old child was fatally struck by a driver backing out of a driveway in Vallejo on Wednesday, police said. https://t.co/SVnZi9vMeD
— SFGATE (@SFGate) July 6, 2023
The police arrived at the hospital and confirmed that the child had succumbed to their injuries. It is always heart-wrenching when such accidents involve young and innocent lives.
The driver of the Charger, who remained at the scene, cooperated fully with the investigation. The police have determined that neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the accident. This indicates that the incident was likely a tragic accident rather than the result of impaired driving.
Sadly, this is the third fatal traffic collision in Vallejo this year, according to the Vallejo Police Department. Each loss of life on the roads is a devastating blow to the affected families and the community as a whole.
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It serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for vigilance, particularly when children are present. The community of Vallejo mourns the loss of this young child and offers condolences to the grieving family.
The incident serves as a poignant reminder to all drivers to exercise caution and remain aware of their surroundings at all times, especially in residential areas where children may be present. May this tragic event spur further efforts to improve road safety and prevent similar incidents in the future.
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