One-Year-Old Child Tragically Dies After Hit by Vehicle in Okaloosa County, Florida
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported at wtxl.com, a one-year-old child tragically died after being hit by a vehicle in Okaloosa County, Florida. It appears the accident took place as a driver was pulling out of a private driveway while the toddler was walking by the same driveway. The events of the accident are still under investigation.*
The accident occurred during the afternoon at a residence on Canopy Lane in Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol and WTXL report that around 12:15 p.m., a vehicle was pulling out of a driveway onto Canopy Lane. At the same time, a 1-year-old child was reportedly walking past the driveway.
Troopers say that as the vehicle pulled out from the drive, it struck the child. It is not clear whether the vehicle was backing out or driving forward at the time. It is also not clear from the report whether the child was with an adult at the time or if he was alone. The report did not say whether the child lived in the area. The events surrounding and leading up to the accident have not been fully reported at this time.
WTXL reports that the child was tragically killed in the accident. The driver of the vehicle was not identified in the report, and it does not appear that she was injured. The report did not say whether anyone else was inside the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Florida Highway Patrol is still in the process of investigating the accident. Troopers have not indicated whether charges will be filed in the case. They said charges were pending the outcome of their investigation. No further information about the accident was included in the news story from WTXL.
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