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Local family pushes for sidewalks near neighborhoods after teen dies in auto-ped accident

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It's a parent's worst nightmare.

13-year-old Alyssa Martinez was walkinghome from her friend Molly's house Sunday night when the unexpected happened.

"Does it take another child to diefor something to be done," asks Alyssa's mother Elsa Terranova. 

When Alyssa went to pick up herskateboard, she was hit by a pickup truck. She went flying several feet beforelanding across on the west side of FM 1113 and Bermuda.

A neighbor ran to Terranova's house,and begged for her to come outside.

"I went to the corner, saw my daughterlaying there. No one helped her, no one called 9-1-1."

Terranovasays she spoke with the driver and he told her he didn't see Alyssa. FM 1113doesn't have any streetlights or sidewalks. The driverapologized, and told her he hoped Alyssa is alive.

CopperasCove police told Terranova that their preliminary investigation shows Alyssawas in the middle of the street. Onlookerssay she was walking near the ditch. Now thefamily wants to know what exactly happened.

"Itwas one vehicle, now I hear it's two vehicles," said Alyssa's step father,Jerod Wade.

The familynow wants sidewalks and street lights to be put up in the neighborhood.Terranova says she doesn't want this to happen again.

"Idon't want to see another child die because of a street light, or a not acrosswalk, or ‘I didn't see them," she explains. "I'm not going to rest untilsomething happens."

The family is holding several candlelight vigils in honor ofAlyssa over the next few days.

Thedriver, a 65-year-old Army veteran, suffered minor injuries from the accident,but has previous heart problems. He is at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Centerbeing treated for heart complications.

His name has not yet been released.

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