CYPRESS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities said a 3-year-old Houston-area girl died Saturday after her parent’s vehicle was left in neutral in the driveway and rolled back, striking her.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter that the child was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Heartbreaking update: the child was pronounced deceased at the hospital. It appears a parent arrived home, began unloading the car, inadvertently left the vehicle in neutral. Vehicle rolled back striking 3-yr-old daughter. Our prayers go out to this family. #HouNews https://t.co/tbsvY28AtY
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 25, 2020
Gonzalez said it appears the child’s parent had arrived at their Cypress home and started unloading the vehicle, which had inadvertently been left in neutral, when it rolled back.
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