9-Year-Old on Tricycle Fatally Struck by Car

Girl flown to Cook Children's, where she later died

Friday, May 25, 2012  |  Updated 7:05 PM CDT
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An 9-year-old North Texas girl has died after the tricycle she was riding was struck by a car.

Mola Lenghi, Arlington Reporter

An 9-year-old North Texas girl has died after the tricycle she was riding was struck by a car.

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A 9-year-old Arlington girl died of injuries sustained when she was hit by a car and dragged down the street.

Police say the crash occurred in front of her mother outside their home on Angel Fire Lane on Thursday night.

Investigators said Jasmine Abdelaziz was riding her tricycle across the street when the car struck her. The driver did not realize what happened and dragged the girl a short distance down the block.

Neighbors said they heard the girl's mother cry for help.

"She was screaming and hollering," said neighbor Deanna Robinson. "The mother was chasing her (the driver) down, flagging her down to stop. She (the mother) was trying to lift the car up to get her daughter out."

Robinson's son, Trent, who was in Jasmine's third-grade class at Kenneth Davis Elementary School, said he would never forget the crash.

"It was kind of bad, scary," he said.

An ambulance rushed Jasmine to the hospital, where she died.

"I can't imagine losing a kid. I feel so bad for them," said neighbor and father Daren Dahl.

Grief counselors were at the elementary school on Friday to help students and staff cope with her Jasmine's death. The district said it would also send a letter home to parents.

Robinson said the deadly collision is a reminder for drivers to slow down and for children to watch for cars.

"Look out for cars. We have a lot of people flying down here every day," said Robinson.

"She was playing with her siblings," Dahl said. "Her mom was outside with her. She had supervision. It's a terrible thing."

Police said it appears the woman who hit Jasmine with her car was not impaired. Their investigation is ongoing, but officers said the driver likely would not be cited or charged in the crash.

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