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Rochester Toddler Dies After Being Struck by Car in Orion Driveway

The incident happened Saturday on Pine Tree Road.

A 1 1/2-year-old Rochester girl died Saturday after a car backed over her in an Orion Township driveway. 

A 42-year-old Orion Township man was backing a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe down a driveway on Pine Tree Road at 11 a.m., according to a news release from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. The little girl had moved behind the vehicle; the man did not see her and struck her, according to the release.

The girl was transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:16 p.m., the news release stated. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, the news release stated.

Pine Tree Road is between Joslyn and Lapeer roads near Lake Orion. There is an elementary school on the road.

Margie June 10, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Praying for the family.
Observing OT Resident June 10, 2012 at 02:55 PM
What a tragedy, an aweful accident. My heart goes out to all involved. I too will pray for healing and forgiveness.
kowalski family June 10, 2012 at 03:35 PM
sending our love....hearts are broken...from your neighbors in lake orion
Colleen June 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM
This is why all cars should have back up sensors and alerts..... especially the large SUVs. You just cannot see what is behind you. I feel so sad for all involved.
Parker Family June 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Very sad day for such a quiet neighborhood. As a neighbor our prayers go out to the families involved.
Jen June 11, 2012 at 01:46 PM
This story just breaks my heart. Prayers are with their family.
kerrie Sink June 11, 2012 at 01:49 PM
My parents used to live on this street, what a tragedy.
Angie June 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Prayers & encouragement for healing to all the families touched by this accident.
Jon Snow August 14, 2012 at 03:38 PM
In addition to the obvious prayers and condolences for the parents of the child, I can not image the grief and guilt this accident will cause for the driver, who most likely knew the girl.

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