- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Jacksonville.

Florida Highway Patrol officials say Ava May Taranto was trying to cross the road Friday with her dad and 9-year-old brother. The area does not have a crosswalk.

The child darted out in front of her father and was struck by a car. Thirty-four-year-old Joseph Ruffing Harrington IV was also struck trying to rescue her.

The Florida Times-Union (https://tinyurl.com/lpj38pd ) reports he was being treated at UF Health Jacksonville.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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