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11.29.2008

girl dies after being struck by car outside school

In Diamond Bar, California, a girl has died after being struck by a car outside a school earlier this week: Girl Dies After Being Struck By SUV In Diamond Bar. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, 3-year-old Michelle Kwon died on Thanksgiving.

Michelle, her 5-year-old sister Christine and her father, 43-year-old Soonil Kwon were on the way an elementary school on Wednesday morning when an SUV went out of control, went over a curb in front of the school and hit them. The girl's father and sister were hospitalized with injuries but they're expected to survive.

Sheriff's officials say the driver was parking the car to drop off some children when he lost control of the car. Investigators concluded it was an accident and the driver was not cited.