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Monahans Child Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

Josh Navarro
NewsWest 9

MONAHANS- A child in Monahans has died after being hit by a car Saturday afternoon.

It happened in the 900 block of Gary Street.

A close friend of the victims family tells NewsWest 9, the child was riding their bike when he was struck by a car.

The boy was rushed to Ward County Memorial Hospital but he was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. We're told the child was seven years old. Police are not releasing much more information at this time as they continuing to investigate the incident.

There's no word yet if the driver will be facing any charges.

NewsWest 9 did some digging and found that across the U.S. at least 50 children are being backed over by vehicles every week, that's according to kidsandcars.org.

They say 48 children are rushed to emergency rooms and at least two children die from their injuries every week.

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