An eight-year-old girl was struck by a motorist in Melissa on Sept. 26. but avoided serious injury.
On Thursday, the girl was walking home from school on Patriot Dr. in the Liberty subdivision at approximately 3:15 p.m. According to Melissa police officer Michael Groettum, the unidentified minor was attempting to cross the street to get home when she darted out from behind a parked vehicle and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
The girl was transferred to Children’s Medical Center at Legacy Hospital in Plano. She was checked out and released later that night.
Melissa police have ruled it an accident and are not pursuing any criminal charges against the driver.
There was another accident involving a minor in the Country Ridge subdivision on Sept. 28.
Melissa police and fire units were called out to the subdivision as it was reported that a golf cart occupied by several juveniles had overturned. Unconfirmed reports had one juvenile female’s arm trapped underneath the cart when it hit the ground. Melissa Police Chief Duane Smith confirmed for The Anna-Melissa Tribune that most in the accident suffered minor abrasions but a one juvenile was transported to a care facility with non-life-threatening injuries.