A little 7-year old girl was killed while on her way to school in Hesperia on March 6, 2014
Police responded to a 911 call the other morning and discovered that while crossing the street to go to a nearby school bus stop, a young girl was struck by a vehicle. The little girl suffered major injuries and was taken by air to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. The female driver did not suffer any injuries during the collision.
Hesperia police believe the little girl was crossing the street, heading for the bus to take her to school. At this time, alcohol and speeding do not appear to be factors. There are many questions that need answers. Who had the right-of-way? How fast was the driver going when she hit the girl? Why is there no crosswalk at an intersection that children cross to get to their school bus stop?
The investigators are looking for witnesses who may have seen what happened
and ask them to call.
If the driver is determined to have been at fault, she can be held liable for the child’s wrongful death. Anyone with additional information about the crash may call Deputy Kevin McCurdy at 760-947-1500.
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family members of this child who was taken away from them. I will keep them in my prayers and thoughts.
Due to the high rate of pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths in the county the Riverside County Department of Public Health Injury Prevention Services (IPS) developed a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program at several priority schools.