12-Year-Old Girl Injured In Lompoc Car Accident By Chestnut Avenue and M Street
LOMPOC, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2019) – A 12-year-old girl was injured in a car accident near the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and M Street.
Lompoc police are saying that the accident took place around 7:40 a.m. The 12-year-old girl was attempting to cross the street when she was hit.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. She was taken to the Marian Regional Medical Center and later transferred to the Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
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