12-Year-Old Girl Injured in Freedom Pedestrian Accident on Buena Vista Drive and Miller Avenue
FREEDOM, CA (March 21, 2023) – Monday morning, a devastating crash on Buena Vista Drive involving Maria Tapia Lara injured 1 person.
The incident occurred at about 6:58 a.m. on Buena Vista Drive and Miller Avenue.
When the CHP officers arrived, they determined that a 12-year-old Watsonville girl tried to cross Buena Vista Drive. As she used a crosswalk, 40-year-old Maria Tapia Lara of Freedom driving a vehicle hit her.
After the crash, Lara remained at the crash scene until the authorities arrived.
Meanwhile, responders transported the girl to Valley Medical Center with serious injuries.
At this time, the cause of the crash remained undisclosed. Moreover, the authorities do not believe that alcohol and/or drugs played a role in the crash.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continued to investigate the crash.
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