Girl, 9, dies after hit and dragged by car -

Girl, 9, dies after hit and dragged by car

ARLINGTON — A nine-year-old girl died after she was hit by a car late Thursday night, according to police.

It happened at about 7 p.m. in the 1100 block of Angel Fire Lane in Arlington.

Yasmeen Abdelaziz died at the hospital, according to Tarrant County Medical Examiner records.

A late model Honda Accord driven by a 21-year-old woman struck Yasmeen and then dragged her down the street next to Deanna Robinson's house.

Police said the motorist didn't know she had hit the girl until after driving approximately another 100 feet. Yasmeen was pinned underneath.

"I feel horrible for the mother," said Robinson. "She was screaming and hollering. I started crying when I saw the child underneath the car."

Robinson said she saw Yasmeen's mother, who is four months pregnant, try to lift the car.

Police and paramedics arrived, and jacked up the car to get the girl out. She was taken to the Medical Center of Arlington and then to Cook's Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she died of her injuries.

"It's heartbreaking to lose a child like that," Robinson said. "I was praying for her, hoping that she would make it. Unfortunately, she didn't."

Yasmeen was a third grader at Harris Elementary. Mansfield Independent School District administrators brought in a team of grief counselors to help students and staff mourn.

Those who know the family said the children are always outside playing with their parents supervising.

"You can see the whole family out on their bikes and whatnot," said Jon Schwarzenberger, the Abdelaziz' next-door neighbor. "It's just incredible to think something like that would happen here."

Police said the woman who was driving the car was not impaired and cooperated with investigators. She has not been charged.

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