Teenage Girl In Coma After Car Crash Is Cited For Jaywalking - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Teenage Girl In Coma After Car Crash Is Cited For Jaywalking

KHQ.COM - The mother of a 13-year-old left in a coma after a car accident was stunned to be handed a citation by police for their daughter jaywalking.

Officers visited the hospital where Takara Davis is fighting for her life to hand over the citation for illegally crossing a road in Las Vegas.

Her shocked mother Kellie Obong said she was given the citation while her teenage daughter was being rushed into the operating theatre for emergency surgery.

Vegas police chiefs have defended the issuing of the ticket and said they had not intended to be insensitive.

Takara was walking home from school with friends when she was struck by a car as she crossed a road.

Eyewitnesses have said the teenager  was lagging behind her friends when she was hit by the car leaving her critically injured.

Her mother said she was thrown 125ft along the road following the impact with the car, flipping several times in the air.

Police are still investigating the accident which took place near Takara's junior high school.

Mrs Obong said she was handed the citation for jaywalking by police soon after she rushed to the hospital to be with her daughter.

She said the officers told her Takara had been jaywalking - crossing the road in the middle of the street and not using a designated crossing.

'He said, "Takara was jaywalking. She has got to go to court on March 6th",' said Mrs Obong.
 
'If she was jaywalking, then she was jaywalking. But maybe you give it to me at a later time. Don't give it to me when they are rushing her into the operating room.

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