Child killed after being hit by car in Austin

UPDATE: The Austin Police Department says the female child has died.

 

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FOX 7 spoke with neighbors who live in the mobile home park. One man said he believed the father of the little girl was the driver. He also said there a lot of kids who play outside in the neighborhood and he is constantly warning his grandkids to be careful. “I get after them because they have the scooters, I keep after them, I keep after them, I keep after them, something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, it's tragedy,” he said.

Senior Police Officer Christopher Irwin of the Austin Police Department said with the weather getting nice, more kids are going to be outside and wants parents to be careful, “You always need to pay attention to your kids, no matter the situation, if you're at a mall, you're not going to let them wander off, if you're at your house, you're always going to know where they are."

 


 

A child was critically injured after being hit by a car in northeast Austin on Saturday. 

 

 

According to APD, first responders responded to the 1400 block of East Rundberg lane shortly after 4 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017 after a car struck a child. The child was treated on scene and then taken to Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas with critical life-threatening injuries. 

The child that was hit is under five-years-old. 

 

 

The driver of the vehicle did remain on scene. APD is currently investigating. 

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available. 

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