01/22/2011 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // Sandra Quinlan // Justice News Flash
Pasco County, FL—A 15-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries when she was hit by a car as she made her way across the street with two other teens Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, according to information provided by ABC Action News. The pedestrians appeared to be on their way to Mitchell High School, where the victim was a student, when the deadly Pasco County traffic accident occurred.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigators said three teens were crossing Little Road, at Kirsh Boulevard, from the east side to the west side around 9:40 a.m.
Although two of the teenagers stopped when they reached the median, a third kept walking.
That teen, whom authorities identified as Cierra Mamonoff, was subsequently run over by a northbound Hyundai Sonata. Mamonoff was killed in the Florida traffic crash.
According to Mike Atallah, who lives in close proximity to the accident scene, “It’s a very dangerous road, yeah. It needs some kind of light. It’s too long to cross the street… They should have some kind of crossroad or light or something.”
Little Road is deprived of sidewalks and also apparently lacks a crosswalk, which can pose safety hazards to pedestrians.
Mitchell High School issued a statement, which read in part, “We are saddened to report that our school family experienced a loss today with the unexpected death of a J.W. Mitchell student in a tragic traffic accident off campus… To assist our students and staff in handling this loss, a special Crisis Intervention Team is serving our school. An increased level of individual and group counseling services are available. We will continue to provide these services as long as they are needed.”
Reports did not specify whether the driver of the Hyundai faced any charges in connection with the fatal pedestrian accident. The Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash.
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