A 12-year-old girl who crashed on a go-kart in north Charlotte Thursday night has died at Carolinas Medical Center, hospital spokesman Kevin McCarthy said Saturday.
Cierra Mitchell had been in a “deep coma,” her father said in a Facebook post on Friday. McCarthy said patient privacy laws prevented him from saying when Cierra died.
Cierra was hit by a car after she failed to stop her go-kart at a stop sign at Greene Street and West Sugar Creek Road at about 9 p.m., police said. She was thrown into the northbound lane of West Sugar Creek Road and was hit by another car.
Cierra was not wearing a helmet, police said.
“She was a good girl,” said Edward Mitchell, a family member. “Not ever in trouble. Really quiet. She stayed to herself a lot but not an introvert.”
Mitchell and his wife posted on Facebook that his family was suffering from the loss but that heaven had gained an angel.
The car drivers were uninjured. Speed and alcohol were not contributing factors, police said.
In a Facebook post at about 8 a.m. Saturday, Cierra’s dad, Robert Mitchell, thanked everyone for their prayers.
“As we prepare to send Cierra home to our father, please pray for her spirit to have safe journey,” he said in the post.
Robert Mitchell also asked for continued prayers for the family, “to give them peace in the fact that she is no longer suffering, and she (is) home in the arms of our lord. Pray for their strength to keep pushing on and know Cierra is watching over them.”
A Go Fund Me site has been established to help with living expenses for Cierra’s mother, a single mom raising another daughter.