The District Attorneyâ€™s office will not be filing felony charges for the accident that occurred on Jan. 12, which resulted in two fatalities.
The pickup truck pulled from a Farmerâ€™s Country Market parking lot and struck a woman as she was pushing a stroller across the street near the corner of Second Street and Garden Avenue. The vehicle-pedestrian accident claimed the life of Prestina Grajeda, 66, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and of a 2-year-old girl. The child sustained severe injuries and was hospitalized in Lubbock. S
She died a week later. â€œWe declined to prosecute,â€ said District Attorney Janetta Hicks. She explained that in order to prosecute, the driver would have had to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or driving in a reckless manner. According to Hicks, the woman was neither impaired nor reckless and she was not speeding. â€œShe probably wasnâ€™t paying enough attention, but itâ€™s just a tragic accident,â€ Hicks said.