By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A two-year-old girl was tragically killed Friday, April 1, after she was hit by a pickup truck in a parking lot of a Mt. Pleasant, Texas, laundry mat parking lot. Officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department were called to the parking lot of the Express Clean Landromat. Upon their arrival, officers found the two-year-old Hispanic girl of Mt. Pleasant with severe head trauma. The toddler was rushed to Titus Regional Medical Center by an ambulance, she was pronounced dead upon her arrival at TRMC. An autopsy was ordered by the Medical Examiner’s Office. MPPD Investigators believe the toddler exited the front door of the laundromat along before she wandered into the parking lot where she was subsequently hit by a pickup truck that was in the process of backing up. The driver of the trust was identified as a 25-year-old Hispanic woman also of Mt. Pleasant. Officers found the woman at the scene of the accident, she was immediately transported to TRMC for mandatory blood testing pursuant to state law. She was interviewed by officers before she was released. Whether criminal charges will be pressed is still a pending issue. MPPD did contact Child Protective Services during their investigation. For more read 2-year-old girl fatally struck by truck in parking lot of a Mt. Pleasant, Texas, laundromat parking lot.