7-Year-Old Girl Dies After Driver Loses Control At Car Show
Police are still investigating in to the tragic freak accident that left a 7-year-old girl lifeless after being struck by a vehicle during a hyrdaulics demonstration.
via NBC Los Angeles
A 7-year-old girl was killed Sunday night during a “car-hopping competition” at a warehouse in Santa Fe Springs, about 14 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, police said.
“The operator lost control of the vehicle, striking a 7-year-old female, resulting in her death,” said Officer Diance Liberti, with the Whittier Police Department.
Several car club members gathered in the 10200 block of Freeman Avenue for an event that included “car-hopping” in which so-called low-rider cars show off their custom hydraulics systems that make the vehicles jump up and down.
A driver there lost control of their vehicle and struck the girl, according to Whittier police. Initially, a witness told NBC4 a car bumped a shelf at the warehouse and knocked a pallet onto the girl.
The young victim — described by police as a spectator — was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dozens of supporters lined an Inglewood street Monday evening asking drivers and passersby for donations for the victim’s family.
“We’re here to help him, the family, the mother — you know, whatever the low riders can do for him, we’re here. We’re family, that’s what it is. Low-riding is family,” the owner of Low Life Hydraulics in Inglewood said.
May this child rest in peace.