A teen driver and his passenger are facing charges after killing a two-year-old with a car in Twiggs County last week. According to WMAZ, the accident happened on Hill-Brown Road. The police report states that the toddler was unattended by his grandmother as she went to get the mail.
The teen, who was driving at the time, did not have a valid license or learner’s permit, and they hit the toddler who ran into the street. His front-seat passenger, an adult, told police that the driver was going the speed limit and couldn’t stop in time.
However, the back-seat passenger told a significantly different story than the person in the front seat. They said they warned both parties in the front seat about the child in advance and saw the grandmother tell the child not to cross the road. In a desperate attempt to save the toddler’s life, she also performed CPR on the child after the crash.
The driver has been charged with driving without a license and failure to wear a seat belt. The front-seat passenger was charged with permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle. It is unknown if they will face additional charges after the toddler’s death at the hospital.
Our condolences go out to the family of the slain toddler, and we hope they can obtain compensation from the car owner’s insurance company to cover this tragedy.
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