Darting Child Hit By Backing Motorist

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a 2-year-old girl was injured in a car accident on Monday, June 18, 2012 when she darted out behind a man backing out of a parking space in the 1800 block of Agora Circle in Palm Bay, Florida. The man was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck and was traveling at an estimated speed of 2 miles per hour when the child ran behind the pickup truck. The little girl was knocked down by a trailer hitch on the back of the truck. Rescue workers reported that the little girl was conscious and she was airlifted to the hospital for personal injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening in nature. Authorities say that no charges will be filed against the truck driver.