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Runaway Injured

October 9, 2009 permalink

An unnamed Texas girl is in critical condition following an injury incurred while running away from a child protection worker.



Police: Teen running from CPS worker struck by car

By T.J. Aulds, The Daily News, Published October 8, 2009

TEXAS CITY — A 16-year-old girl who police said was trying to run away from a Child Protective Services worker was struck by a car on the Interstate 45 feeder road in Texas City on Wednesday night.

The teen was taken by helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s John Sealy Hospital.

Sgt. Joe Stanton said the teen was being driven to an unknown location when she told the protective worker she was feeling sick and needed to throw up.

The CPS employee pulled the car over and let the girl get out to vomit, but a few seconds later the teen took off across a median and into a field near Holland Road, police said.

The protective services employee called 911 asking for police assistance in finding the runaway. Before police could get to the scene, the teen reportedly came running back toward the freeway but was struck by a car on the northbound feeder road.

The girl was taken to John Sealy and was reported to be in critical condition, Stanton said. Police had not confirmed where the girl was from or where she was being taken by the protective services staffer.

The feeder road at Holland Road was shut down most the night as investigators mapped out the accident scene.

KHOU-TV contributed to this report through a content partnership with The Daily News.

Source: Galveston County Daily News