HOUSTON,TX - With school back in session, a sad reminder of the dangers children face while crossing busy streets. A 6-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car on West Little York near the North Freeway, as she was leaving a Burger King for some breakfast before heading off to school.
The Houston Police Department says, "There's an apartment complex across the street we're told she lives at. It is our understanding at this time, her and her brother crossed the street. After getting their breakfast, they were then going to cross the street and head back home to their apartment before heading off to school for the day."
The little girl and her brother (who witnesses claim was around 8 years old) were frequent visitors to the fast-food chain. Yvonne Warner, an employee at Burger King says she would see the kids pretty much everyday before they went to school, usually getting themselves some frozen drinks for the morning. But when Yvonne heard the noise of the crash outside, she said, "I knew that something happened, but I was like; oh my god, not them kids!"
The boy wasn't was hurt in the accident, but the girl was rushed to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where she later died. The children were out without their parents at the time of the incident. The driver stayed at the scene and didn't show signs of intoxication. A sobering loss and a reminder to drivers: look out for those kids.