JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE, 3/23/2020: The girl who was hit Saturday afternoon by a Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department fire truck has died.
A neighbor said they were told by the girl’s family members that she passed away.
Original story from 3/21/2020 below:
A girl was reportedly hit by a Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department truck on the Westside on Saturday afternoon.
Action News Jax reporter Christy Turner was shown surveillance video that captured the incident, which happened on Hillman Drive near 103rd Street in the Jacksonville Heights neighborhood.
Action News Jax is not showing the surveillance video, but reporter Christy Turner says it shows the girl walking on the sidewalk with two friends.
Neighbors tell Action News Jax that the girls got scared by an unleashed dog and the video shows the girls disperse.
The girl’s friends took off down the sidewalk and the victim ran into the road, straight into the path of the fire truck. The fire truck had its lights on, but neighbors say it did not have sirens on.
Neighbors say the firefighter who was driving the truck was visibly upset.
A family friend tells Action News Jax the girl is alive at the hospital, but they don’t know the extent of her injuries.
The Jacksonville Association of Firefighters said the girl is 8 years old and her condition is unknown.
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