Doug / 12-16-2011 / Auto Accidents

5-Year-Old Florida Girl Killed in Hit-and-Run

A 5-year-old girl is dead after a tragic hit-and-run car accident in Bradenton, Florida, according to Friends and family held a candlelight vigil near the spot where young Kimora Samuel was killed after being hit by a car that fled the scene.

“Just so hard right now,” said Sherley Mathieu, Kimora’s mother. “Real hard.”

Police and the victim’s family are asking anyone with information to come forward. The same vehicle also struck Richecar Polinice, Kimora’s 15-year-old aunt. She suffered a broken collarbone. Police are searching for a dark green vehicle with damage to the left front end.

“What happened was cowardly, and it was a significant enough impact, to where they know they hit somebody, they decided to leave the scene,” said Manatee County Police Lieutenant Chris Miller. “And when they did that, they committed a felony.”

Wooten Kimbrough, P.A.—Orlando wrongful death attorneys.

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