Florida Highway: Toddler dies after he walked into traffic on Florida Highway

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According to reports, a 3-year-old girl died from being hit by a car as she walked into traffic on a Florida highway. Her mother was tending to her family’s broken SUV.

The toddler’s mom was checking the SUV about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to determine what was wrong with the vehicle when the child got out, News 4 Jax reported.

The little girl, whose siblings were in the SUV, screamed and stepped onto the road. She was hit by an Audi driven by a 24-year old. Jacksonville.com reported.

Officials said that the driver who drove into the child was able to stay and render aid with good Samaritans.

The driver is cooperating with police’s investigation and is unlikely to face charges, authorities said.

“This one certainly touches a little closer to the heart being that a toddler was involved in this,”Master Sgt. Dylan Bryan told News 4 Jax.

Investigators are trying to find out if the little girl was properly strapped in, according to Bryan. Bryan stated that there was a car-seat in the SUV. 

“Personally speaking, I happen to know that children are very good escape artists,”He stated. “They will figure a way out.”

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