Two Sisters Died after Scooter Was Hit by a Pickup Truck in Wellington Place, Florida
BARTOW, FL – According to an online news report at patch.com, two sisters died after their scooter was hit by a pickup truck in Polk County, Florida.*
Two young sisters died when their scooter was hit by a pickup truck on Connorsville Road located in Wellington Place. The accident happened at a little past 4:10 p.m.
The sisters, a twelve year old and a nine year old, succumbed to their injuries at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, per Polk County law enforcement. Neither of the young girls was wearing a helmet.
"The driver of the truck. . . was heading westbound on Connersville Road and did not see the girls," explained a member of the Polk County Sheriff’s office. "She immediately stopped after hearing a noise."
Law enforcement officials from the Polk County Sheriff’s office stated that "[t]he 9-year-old was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center and the 12-year-old was transported by ambulance to LRHMC where both children were pronounced deceased," she said.
It is not clear at this time whether the driver of the truck was operating their truck negligently or recklessly. Hence, there is no word at this time whether charges are expected to be filed against the truck driver. The accident remains under investigation by local authorities. There are currently no additional details on the crash.
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