Girl, 8, struck and killed by father’s vehicle in north Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police are pleading with drivers to be more aware of their surroundings after an eight-year-old girl was killed after being hit at the bus stop.

It happened just after seven Wednesday morning in North Columbus at Tamarack Boulevard and Sharbot Drive.

Columbus Police said the girl had just been dropped off at the bus stop by her father when she was hit by a trailer he was pulling with his truck.

Police said it appears to be a horrible accident and hope it will be a reminder to all drivers to be more cautious as schools let out for summer. 

Accident investigator Sgt. Brooke Wilson with the Columbus Police Department reminds drivers to be more vigilant and said parents need to instill the same and their children.

“Drivers always, always, always have to be on the lookout for pedestrians and pedestrians always, always,  always have to be on the lookout for drivers. We should always assume that the others don’t see us and we should act accordingly,” he said.

Police said they’re still investigating exactly what happened.

This is the 32nd fatal traffic crash of the year in Columbus. 

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