18-month-old run over

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At around 4:30 p.m., last Saturday, Cameron County Park Rangers were dispatched to County Beach Access No. 5 in reference to an auto pedestrian accident involving an 18-month-old child.
Upon arrival, Park Rangers observed a concerned citizen performing CPR on the unresponsive toddler. Cameron County Parks Beach Rescue arrived at the scene and assisted with CPR.
South Padre Island EMS was SH.2-yr-old.6-20-13summoned and also attempted to recover the child.

EMS then transported the child to Isla Blanca Park for emergency medical evacuation by air. The child was air lifted to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen for further medical treatment. However, all life-saving attempts failed and the child was pronounced dead at 5:26 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered. The driver of the vehicle was detained and later released. Alcohol was ruled out as a contributing factor.
No arrests have been made.

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1 comment

    • Charlie on June 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm
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    I grieve for the family in their time of loss. I lost my brother to a motor cycle accident many years ago. I just do not understand why some parents don’t watch their children better on the beach. I have slammed on my brakes so many times to avoid hitting a child on the SPI beach. If at all possible we use exit 6 just to avoid this problem. PARENTS PLEASE CONTROL YOUR CHILDREN!

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