A second grade student was hit by a vehicle near Sam Rosen Elementary School (pictured below) in North Fort Worth this morning.
The girl was hit when she crossed the street at the intersection of NW 27th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.She got out of her mother's car which was parked across the street from the school and apparently ran out in front of a passing pick up truck.
The girl sustained serious injuries and was rushed by MedStar ambulance to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. Her condition is not yet available.
I certainly hope this girl recovers quickly. Frequently I see drivers fail to pay attention to pedestrians, cyclists, walkers, and runners on the road, even in school zones where children are at risk. But here, the mother should have presumably dropped her daughter off at the school door entrance.
This afternoon, by comparison, I ran with the school children around the nearby school that I adopted, Rufino Mendoza Elementary. The parents and teachers seemed to be especially vigilant watching their children and we all stayed on the sidewalks. There was a school crossing guard on Central Avenue.
It is dangerous out there. Yesterday, I was hired to represent a woman who was run over as she was standing by her disabled vehicle. Then, to make matters worse, the driver fled the scene. Thankfully, after I sent him a letter demanding his insurance information, he called my office and admitted to hitting our client. However today his insurance company contacted my office and stated he has changed his story and denies hitting our client. I have a recorded statement from the man and will fight this abuse.