Child Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle on Nelson Dr. - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Child Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle on Nelson Dr.

Posted: Updated: 10/28/2013 10:56:17 PM
A 6-year-old girl in Charlottesville has died after she was hit by a truck Monday afternoon on the 700 block of Nelson Drive.

The call came into police just before 12:30 p.m. Police say the young girl was hit by a black, Ford pickup truck traveling east on Nelson Drive. She was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.

Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts of the Charlottesville Police Department says it has been a difficult day for everyone involved.

“Preliminary indicators is that we found is that a 6-year-old female stepped into the path of a vehicle that was traveling in an eastward direction on Nelson Drive when the collision occurred. The child was later transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center where later the child succumbed from its injuries," he stated.

Officers have been reconstructing the scene to determine the details on what caused the accident. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed as all of those details depend on the outcome of the investigation.

Roberts says police will continue with their investigation, but paperwork will eventually go over to the commonwealth's attorney.

“Currently, what we're doing is moving forward with the statements that we've gathered, and when we compile all the forensic material and statements, we'll forward them to the commonwealth attorney's office from there and have them review those facts," he stated.

It's been a tough day for people in this community, many of them understandably too upset to talk after hearing the news. Many of the neighbors we spoke with expressed a mix of shock and sadness, especially considering that many are parents themselves.

Editors Note:  This story has been updated to correct the street name in the first paragraph, the accident happened on Nelson Drive.
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