An Elkhart County toddler was killed in a hit and run Car Crash in Goshen,
Indiana Monday night. Goshen is about 3 hours north of Indianapolis. The
18-month old was identified as Mariah Gibson.
As detailed by The Elkhart Truth in the article, “Goshen Police Look
for Info in Hit-and-Run Toddler Death,” Goshen police officers say
the toddler was walking on a sidewalk with her mom at around 9:30 at night
when she let go of her mother’s hand and ran into an intersection.
Her mother, Mande Turner-Burger, was apparently holding another baby in
a car seat and had been holding Mariah. The car is described as an older
red passenger vehicle. Indiana investigators say that after the car struck
Mariah, it went north on Eighth Street.
While tragedies do happen, parents should be extra watchful of their children
this time of year. According to
www.pedbikeinfo.org, child pedestrian fatalities are highest in May, June, and July. This
is believed to be because children are playing outside more during these months.
Experienced Indiana Car Crash Attorneys know how devastating it can be
for a family to lose a child in an auto accident. The Indianapolis Auto
Accident Lawyers at Crossen Kooi can offer strong advice if you or someone
you love is suffering from this tragedy. Contact these Personal Injury
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