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’12-year-old killed’ after driver ‘slams into pedestrians’ at Walmart

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THREE people were struck by a vehicle in a Florida Walmart parking lot on Wednesday.

The incident resulted in the death of a 12-year-old, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.

A child was killed after being struck by a vehicle at a Walmart parking lot

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A child was killed after being struck by a vehicle at a Walmart parking lotCredit: NBC2
The conditions of the other victims are unknown at this time

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The conditions of the other victims are unknown at this timeCredit: Google

CCPD stated the vehicle was a white 2015 Toyota Highlander SUV that was parked near the entrance of the store.

The driver was backing out of the parking lot when they accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal.

The vehicle accelerated in reverse and hit three pedestrians that were walking to the store.

Police said the child was “run over” by the SUV while the two adult pedestrians were hit.

One of the adults was taken to a medical center with non-life-threatening injuries while the second had minor injuries.

The vehicle hit another before it stopped.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

CCPD believes that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.

At this time, no arrests or charges have taken place but the incident is still being investigated.





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