5-year-old girl dies after being run over in a condominium in RS

5-year-old girl dies after being run over in a condominium in RS
5-year-old girl dies after being run over in a condominium in RS
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On the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, a community of Xangri-lá was rocked by a tragedy this past Sunday. A 5-year-old girl, who was riding a bicycle with her uncle, met a fatal fate when she was run over by a car inside the condominium where she lived.

The driver, a 61-year-old woman, and the passenger of the vehicle were quickly taken to the local police station to provide clarification. They reported to police that the child unexpectedly emerged from behind parked cars, making it impossible to brake in time. A report that put the community in mourning and triggered a thorough police investigation.

Investigation and Reactions

In charge of the case, deputy Roland Short reported that, after the incident, the driver offered to take the child to the hospital. However, it was decided that the girl’s uncle would carry out the transport. Unfortunately, despite efforts, the little girl did not survive her injuries.

The breathalyzer test, carried out on the driver of the vehicle, ruled out the suspicion of drunk driving, with a negative result for alcohol ingestion. This element is essential for investigations that seek to clarify the circumstances of what happened.

Community of Mourning

The girl’s tragic death not only left a family in deep mourning, but the entire condominium community, reinforcing the discussion about traffic safety in residential areas. The driver of the vehicle, also a local resident, now faces the possibility of being charged with manslaughter, as provided for in the Brazilian Traffic Code.

According to press statements, police authorities keep the names of those involved confidential out of respect for the victims and their families. This care highlights the sensitivity that the case requires, considering the devastating impact of this loss.

Prevention Measures and Reflections

The incident raises critical questions about the internal security of condominiums and the need for more rigorous preventive measures to protect their residents, especially children. Debates are being encouraged among residents to promote greater awareness about speed and attention behind the wheel, preventing such tragedies from recurring.

  • Implementation of more internal traffic signs.
    • Carrying out educational campaigns for residents.
    • Installation of physical barriers to ensure the safety of children.

This tragic event serves as a painful reminder of the inestimable value of life and the importance of every measure that can be taken to protect it. The hope is that, through mourning, a new commitment to collective safety and well-being will be born.


The article is in Portuguese

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