DA won’t charge

January 25, 2011 • Local News

The District Attorney’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 Farmer’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. “We declined to prosecute,” 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. “She probably wasn’t paying enough attention, but it’s just a tragic accident,” Hicks said.

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