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Arlington Girl Hit & Killed By Car In Parking Lot

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(credit: Getty Images/Eliot J. Schechter)

(credit: Getty Images/Eliot J. Schechter)

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A 7-year-old girl is dead after being hit by a car int he parking lot of an apartment complex.

The accident happened at the Polo Run apartments off Road to Six Flags near Cooper Street in Arlington around 6:30 Friday night.

Arlington Police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard says the girl was hit by a car.  The girl was taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital nearby where she later died from her injuries.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and is working with police on the accident investigation.

Richard says this is the second child hit by a vehicle in Arlington in the past two days.  On Thursday, an 11-year-old boy was hit by a pickup truck after stepping out into the road.  That accident happened on New York Avenue near Park Row.  The boy, who was said to be looking at his cell phone when he walked out into the road, was not killed.

Arlington Police says because of the improving weather children are more likely to be outside during twilight hours, and ask drivers to watch for children.  They also encourage parents to remind their children of their surroundings.

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