A 6-year-old girl shouts at her 9-year-old brother to brake his bike moments before he is struck and fatally injured by a truck just outside their Texas home.
- Surveillance footage captured the tragic moment 9-year-old Benjamin Dennis drove onto the road before being hit by a truck passing his San Leon home.
- The gruesome video also shows his 6-year-old sister Savannah yelling at him to stop moments before the fatal collision.
A harrowing video shows a six-year-old girl shouting at her nine-year-old brother to brake his bike moments before he was fatally injured by a truck outside their home.
Savannah Dennis could be heard screaming in anguish for her brother Benjamin outside their San Leon, Texas, home Monday evening as they prepared to go on an adult bike ride. The children’s mother was cooking at the time.
The little girl gave a heartbreaking account of how she tried to help her brother after he was hit. KTRK: ‘I was there right next to the road, so I ran down the road, and I screamed his name, and I dragged him behind the truck so it wouldn’t run over him again.’
Benjamin was rushed to hospital, where he was declared brain dead by doctors on Thursday and taken off life support. The organs of the youngster, a fourth grader, were donated.
Surveillance footage captured the tragic moment Benjamin rode his bike down the road before being hit by a truck passing his home.
The truck that killed Benjamin can be seen approaching moments before he was struck and fatally injured.
Benjamin and his sister were getting ready to go for a bike ride around 7:30 p.m. Monday afternoon
The fourth-grader at Lobit Elementary School was taken off life support Thursday evening and his organs were donated.
Benjamin’s bike is pictured lying on the road outside his home hours after the crash on Monday evening which led to his tragic death.
This is the third death in less than a month at this same notoriously dangerous intersection, with Benjamin’s stricken family now demanding the installation of a traffic light.
Benjamin’s mother, Sarah Touchet, ran to his aid as soon as she realized what had happened.
She tearfully recalls, “I just kept breathing and begging him to stay.”
Benjamin’s family are now campaigning for a traffic stop to prevent further accidents at this dangerous intersection.
It’s on a bend just off a busy road, with drivers not slowing down when leaving the road leading to it.
“You could look at the video and tell me he never saw it,” said Nancy Suffield, Benjamin’s grandmother. “He didn’t even know he’d hit anyone until afterward, and it was too late.”
“I was there right next to the road, so I ran down the road and screamed his name, and I dragged him away from behind the truck so it wouldn’t run over him again,” said Savannah said, heartbroken.
Benjamin is pictured with his mother Sarah Touchet in a photo taken just hours before he was hit by the truck.
Sarah is seen crying while discussing what happened after her beloved son was fatally injured.
Benjamin’s family are now campaigning for a traffic stop to prevent further accidents at this dangerous junction.
“You could look at the video and tell me he never saw it,” said Nancy Suffield, Benjamin’s grandmother.
“I can’t bring my grandson back,” Suffield said.
“That’s why we’re asking for someone to contact us and do this, help us do this, please.”
The family said speeding traffic was a constant problem on the road outside their home, with the speed limit set at 50mph.
Less than a month before the accident that took Benjamin’s life, two people were also killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection.
Touchet, who was home at the time, said she ran to help.