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California auto accident kills child, injures others

A recent auto accident in Cupertino ended in the death of a little girl, as well as injuries suffered by many others. According to the California Highway Patrol, a Jeep Wrangler collided with a minivan that was stopped on Highway 85. As a result of the accident, the rear of the vehicle, where the young girl was seated in a booster seat, was collapsed.

The auto accident also injured a young boy in a car seat, as well as a 41-year-old woman who is believed to be the mother of the children. Both the young boy and the mother were transported to Valley Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

An officer for the California Highway Patrol said, "You could barely see the girl inside the car. The right rear of the car was pancaked into the right front."

At this time, it is unsure as to why the minivan was stopped on the side of the road or why the Wrangler was driving on the shoulder.

After being hit, the minivan rolled across several lanes of traffic. During this time, a third vehicle hit the car but the driver was uninjured.

The investigation into the accident continues, but police have noted that the driver of the Wrangler could face criminal charges.

This story shows that an auto accident can happen at any time, even when a vehicle is pulled off to the side of the road. If the driver of the Wrangler had stayed off the shoulder of the road, the death of a young girl and injuries to others may not have occurred.

Source: Mercury News, "Cupertino: Child killed, three people injured in three-car Highway 85 accident" Eric Kurhi, Apr. 21, 2014

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