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Girl Who Was 'Months Shy' of 2nd Birthday Dead After Being Hit by Uber Driver in Texas: Sheriff

As the child "walked in front of the vehicle," she was not visible to the driver, who "began to slowly drive forward," police said in a report

<p> KHOU 11/YouTube</p> A 1-year-old was fatally struck by an Uber driver in Texas on March 17, 2024

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A 1-year-old was fatally struck by an Uber driver in Texas on March 17, 2024
  • The Uber driver was dropping off a group of people, including a toddler, at an apartment complex when the incident occurred, police said

  • Life-saving measures were administered and the girl was taken in critical condition to a hospital where she died

  • "There are no charges against the driver of the rideshare, at this time," police told PEOPLE on Monday, noting that the investigation is still ongoing

A 1-year-old girl died on Sunday after she was struck by an Uber vehicle in Texas, authorities said.

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According to an incident report filed by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), the Uber driver was dropping off four people from a silver 2018 Volkswagen Atlas in the parking lot of an apartment complex when the incident occurred at 15502 Waverly Dr.

Two people were exiting the vehicle from the back left and proceeded to the left towards the apartment, while two other people, including the 1-year-old, exited the vehicle from the back right, per the HCSO report.

As the child "walked in front of the vehicle," she was not visible to the driver, who "began to slowly drive forward and struck the juvenile," police said. Although the driver then stopped the vehicle, "the juvenile was stuck under the left rear tire."

"This is when both of the adult females and several other adult males began trying to remove the juvenile from being stuck," police added.

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The HCSO noted that the driver tried to move the vehicle but couldn’t because the other people were “assaulting him and pulling him from the vehicle.” An unidentified male eventually moved the car and the juvenile was taken via a private vehicle to a gas station where they met emergency medical personnel.

Life-saving measures were administered and the girl was taken in critical condition to a hospital where she died, said authorities.

The driver, who "did not exhibit any signs of impairment," remained on the scene and has cooperated with the ongoing investigation, the HCSO in its report, adding that he was also taken to a hospital with injuries after being assaulted.

When contacted by PEOPLE on Monday, police said "there are no charges against the driver of the rideshare, at this time."

"The incident is still under investigation. Upon its completion, it will most likely be forwarded to the DA’s office for final disposition and possible indictment from the Grand Jury," officials added.

Related: 12-Year-Old Girl Hit and Killed By Car While Running from Separate Crash

In a statement on social media, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that "the toddler was a few months shy of her 2nd birthday."

“It’s just an unfortunate tragedy at this point,” Lt. K. Benoit told the Associated Press.

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"As parents, relatives, custodians of children, we have to just be a lot more alert, hold their hands, guide them to a safe place and then watch the driver pull away," Benoit said while speaking with CBS affiliate KHOU.

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In a statement shared with PEOPLE Monday about the incident, a representative for Uber said that “the details of what’s been reported is heartbreaking, and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family."

A spokesperson added, "We have removed the driver’s access to the platform while this investigation is ongoing and are standing by to assist police however we can.”

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