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The infant who was injured after she and her mother were hit by a car has now been released from the hospital. Her mother, 20-year-old Audrey Hettinger, remains in critical condition.

Three-week-old Amelia Sabbagh and her mother were struck by a car around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Hettinger and her daughter were trying to cross Old Bullard Road in Tyler when a black four-door Mercedes Benz sedan hit them.

The crash happened right in front of an outdoor anniversary party and barbeque for a local clothing store. Sgt. Robeson said two officers were working on an extra duty job in a nearby parking lot and immediately responded to the scene.

Witnesses told police that Hettinger tried to cross the street at a location that did not have a crosswalk. They also said that the crash happened when it was still light out and both parties should have been able to see each other coming.

While police said alcohol is not a factor in the accident, they did take the driver’s cell phone and are investigating whether or not texting or other distractions could have played a role in the crash.

According to Hettinger’s Facebook page, she currently studies engineering at UT Tyler, after graduating high school in 2012 in Seguin.

Sgt. Robeson has identified the driver of that vehicle as 40-year-old Angela Minick. Robeson said Minick did not suffer any injuries from the accident, and there is no indication of alcohol use by either Minick or Hettinger.

Tyler Fire Department, Tyler Police Accident Investigators, and Major Crimes Investigators responded to the scene as well. At this time, the case remains under investigations and no charges have been filed.

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