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Long Beach, CA – Toddler Killed After Running in Front of Car Service Vehicle

Posted on August 17, 2020 | Written By: iadminlaw

Toddler Killed After Running in Front of Car Service Vehicle in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, CA (August 17, 2020) – On Saturday night, a toddler was killed when he ran in front of a car service vehicle after he and his father were dropped off at home in Long Beach. The August 15 incident occurred in the vicinity of Polynesian Drive and Lei Drive.

The time was roughly 8:00 p.m., Long Beach Police said.

According to reports from authorities, a car service had dropped the boy and the boy’s father off at their residence. The father was distracted for a moment, according to reports from police, and the boy ran in front of the vehicle.

The car service driver is reported to have pulled away from the curb. The driver did not see the boy in front of the car.

The car’s front tire hit the boy. Responders from Long Beach Fire Department arrived and provided medical care to the victim. Responders transported him to a hospital in the area.

The boy died in the hospital. He was 1 year old. Neither the boy, nor his father, have been identified in reports.

The car service driver stayed at the incident site and cooperated with authorities. The identity of the driver has not been reported.

Investigators are continuing their work of gathering details regarding the incident. If anyone has information about the accident, the person can contact Brian Ekrem, who is a detective with Long Beach Police. The number is 562-570-7132.

Tips can also be made anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers. That number is 800-222-8477.

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