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A 2-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries Monday when he was struck by his uncle’s pickup truck in the driveway of their South Los Angeles residence.
Paramedics were sent to the 1100 block of East 49th Street at 9:57 a.m. and pronounced the toddler dead at the scene, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The boy’s 24-year-old uncle remained at the scene and was interviewed by officers, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The uncle said he drove forward only a few feet when he felt an impact and came to an immediate stop,” according to a police statement. “He then got out from the truck and saw that his nephew had been stuck by the right front wheel of the truck.”
Right before the accident, the child had been seen by family members playing in the back of the residence, according to police, who said there was no evidence of criminal negligence.
The name of the boy was withheld until other family members could be notified, according to the coroner’s office.
—City News Service
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