HESPERIA: A 7-year-old child on her way to school was struck by a vehicle at about 8:30 a.m., on Thursday morning. The terrible accident happened on the 18000 block of Sycamore street near Peach avenue in Hesperia.
According to witness’s the injured child received life threatening injuries and required to be airlifted out. She was transported by ground ambulance to a designated landing zone at Victor Valley College where she was airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center.
VVNG member Elizabeth Valladolid-Renteria who live’s near the accident shared the following, “I was praying so hard watching paramedics administered CPR to the child. My heart is in pain so bad.”
It was later confirmed the unidentified 7-year-old succumbed to her injuries. At this time her identity has not been released.
“My daughter lives on that corner and witnessed this. It is an awful corner. The city really needs to make it a four way stop due to the fact so many children catch busses there. Praying for all involved including those that heard it happen”, described VVNG member Shannon Oliver.
Superintendent David Mclaughlin with the Hesperia Unified School District issued the following statement via FB page:
It is with deep sadness that I must inform you a child from our community has died after being struck by a vehicle while waiting for the school bus. I know there are many questions, but I cannot offer much information, as I must protect the privacy of this child and her family. I can confirm that the child was a second grade student at Juniper, and she was with fellow students who were waiting for the bus at Sycamore and Peach when she was struck by a car. The child was airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center. All other students were safely delivered to school. The principal and teachers at the school are keeping a very close eye on these children, in an effort to offer the support that they might need as they process this devastating event. There are also two counselors at the school to meet with children as needed.
Our hearts and thoughts are with this family, as they face the unthinkable. Please help me offer them the support they deserve by keeping them in your thoughts.
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