According to an article posted by Fox 2 News, a two-year-old girl is dead after being hit by an SUV in North County last Friday afternoon. The toddler, Aaliyah Jones, was playing in her driveway in St. Louis County when she was hit by an SUV driven by 23-year-old. The young man was slowly backing out of his driveway and he did not see the child.
Aaliyah Jones was taken to Christian Hospital and then flown by helicopter to St. Louis Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The St. Louis County Police Sargeant said the investigation as ongoing but that no charges were anticipated. Currently it appears that what happened was “an unfortunate accident.”
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Aaliyah Jones. It is devastating for an accident to claim the life of someone so young.
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