October 8, 2010

Mother, Child Struck By Vehicle While Crossing Street

ASPEN HILL, Md. - A 16-month-old girl is in serious condition Friday after being hit by an SUV in Aspen Hill. Police say her mother, 36-year-old Samira Kailey, of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, was pushing her in her stroller across Georgia Avenue and Aspen Hill Road when they were hit. Registered nurse Wendy Mejia jumped out of her minivan to help the little girl, who wasn't breathing and didn't have a pulse.

"I have two daughters of my own, and I wouldn't want anything to happen to them," Mejia said. "I had to help."

The driver of the SUV, a 53-year-old woman from Silver Spring, stayed on the scene. Police say it appears she had a green light.

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