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Traffic Incident at 7800 Richmond Avenue

May 2, 2007 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 7800 block of Richmond Avenue about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday (May 1).

The victim is identified as Arianna Taylor, 4, of 2717 Stoney Brook. She was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant A.C. Francois and Officers R. Kessler and V. Nguyen reported:

According to witnesses, a woman was standing at the intersection of Richmond at Stoney Brook waiting for two of her children to get off a school bus. The children got off the bus and stood near their mother. The woman’s third child, Arianna, was standing on the opposite side of the two other children. Suddenly, Arianna broke free from her mother and raced across the intersection, into the path of an oncoming sport utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV was questioned at the scene and has not been charged at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/GO 5-2-07
Inc #063313107

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.