16 Month Old Child Hit By Car, Mother Speaks Out

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

“Today when I go outside, I open the door and the baby follow me,” Nyakulgh Lul

When Lul left her house Monday afternoon, she didn't know what was coming.

“The car hit from the left side of the baby and that's when the baby fall down,” Lul said.

A car, traveling about 15 miles per hour was coming around the corner and struck 16 month old Nyawaang.

“Her foot was all bleeding, her hands were all bloody and she would still keep crying,” said her 9 year old sister.

The girls was alert but hurt, after calling police the girl was taken to a nearby hospital. Her five siblings, left home alone until a babysitter arrived, were visible upset.

“I don't want my baby sister to die,” her 9 year old sister said.

But early Monday evening the girl was released. She was treated for a cuts and scrapes on her leg and feet.

“Now the baby is okay,” Lul said.

Now her mother says she will pay closer attention to her baby and try to prevent this from happening in the future.

“I think maybe I buy the lock for the door to lock it up,” Lul said.

Neighbors in that neighborhood tell me there are a lot of children running around, especially during the summer months.

This is a good reminder for all parents, it could happen to anyone. Of course take the time to go over the rules of crossing the street. Remind them to stop, look and listen for any cars before crossing.

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