Vehicle collision kills 1, injures 2 in Flagstaff parking lot

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A mother and her two children were hit by a vehicle in a Flagstaff Best Buy parking lot on 5005 E. Marketplace Dr. on Sunday, Feb. 22.

The 47 year-old female and her 8-year old child sustained serious injuries from the collision, and the woman’s 3-year-old child died after being transported to Flagstaff Medical Center, according to an email from Sgt. Margaret Bentzen of the Flagstaff Police Department. The mother and 8-year-old child were also treated at Flagstaff Medical Center for their injuries.

A witness told the Flagstaff police that the family was crossing the street directly in front of the Best Buy store when the driver, who was traveling from the east, struck all three of them in the road. The driver of the vehicle was an elderly woman, and was the sole occupant of the vehicle, according to the Flagstaff Police Department.

No enforcement action has been taken against the driver, and the accident remains under investigation.

The Flagstaff Police Department would like to remind all motorists that they should always remain alert and cautious, especially when driving in areas where pedestrians are prevalent, such as in private property parking lots.

Anyone who may have information or who witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the Flagstaff Police Department at (928) 774-1414.