GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) - A nine-year-old girl is dead following a car accident in Gresham.

The accident happened Saturday evening at NW Eastman Parkway and NW 3rd in Gresham.

Police are still investigating, but they tell us the woman and two girls were hit by a car on the sidewalk near Ross Dress For Less.

Police say the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with them.

It’s not clear why the driver jumped the curb.

Police: 1 child dead, 2 injured following crash in Gresham

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Police say it does not appear the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

He has not been charged or arrested.

FOX 12 spoke with the mother who says she is out of the hospital and has a broken leg, but her two year old is still in the intensive care unit. Police have not said anything about the extent of their injuries.

The accident happened across the street from an apartment complex. Many neighbors there saw the flashing lights, police cars and ambulances but didn’t know a child had died.

“Oh a 9-year-old girl!” one mother told FOX 12 in tears, as she and other neighbors told us they were sad to hear of the child’s death.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family pay for expenses. That can be found here.

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TeacherTasha

This is my niece...she is beyond loved and missed by so many people. Baylei was only 9 for a week before this happened. God is holding her tightly and I will get to see her again. The pain is still real though for all of those whose lives she touched.

TeacherTasha

This is my niece. Baylei was only 9 for a week before this happened. We just celebrated her birthday last weekend with a beach trip. This is devastating to our family. The outreach and support has brought us through a lot, continued prayers are appreciated. I can update that her mother and sister are home safe and sound resting up now.

Just curious

Distraction? Like cell phone or texting.

wandering aimlessly

One would do well in Portland to stay away from north and northeast areas. Oh, forgot southeast !

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