Abington, Massachusetts Child Hit by Medical Transport Van


June 18, 2009: Brandy Rix, a 5 year old girl from Abington, Massachusetts, was hit by a medical transport van as she was crossing North Avenue in Abington. The van was driven by an unidentified woman in her twenties. Brandy Rix was crossing the street with her mother and three other siblings, none of whom are injured.

Brandy Rix was Med Flighted to Boston Medical Center where she underwent surgery for serious personal injuries but remains in stable condition. It is unclear at this time if charges will be filed against the driver.

The operator of the medical transport van was Nicole Barros, 28, of Abington. At the request of the Abington Police Department, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has revoked her license on the basis that she is an “immediate threat” on the road. Barros has at least 3 prior citations on record for surchargeable driving offenses.

This is the second incident in Massachusetts this week where a little girl was hit by a car while crossing the street. 4 year old Diya Patel was killed on Monday when she was hit by an 88-year-old woman while crossing Washington Street in Stoughton, Massachusetts.

Source: WBZ

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