Authorities Saturday were continuing to investigation the circumstances of a tragic accident that killed a 2-year-old girl as she was riding a scooter on the sidewalk near an Irvine apartment building.
The motorist who was driving the vehicle — a black Honda Odyssey — stayed at the crash scene and cooperated with police.
The accident occurred at about 8:05 p.m. Thursday near the parking lot exit of the Cross Creek apartments at 22 Creek Road, according to Sgt. Karie Davies of the Irvine Police Department.
“Preliminary, it appears the child was riding her scooter on the sidewalk, southbound on Creek Road, when the Honda struck her as the vehicle approached the exit,” she said. “Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the collision.”
Paramedics rushed the child to a hospital, where she died shortly after her arrival.
The Irvine Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 949-724-7024.