A 3-year-old boy was fatally injured and his father who was with him sustained minor injuries when they were hit by a vehicle while walking in Pacoima Friday.

The crash occurred about 4:25 p.m. in the 8900 block of Varna Avenue, near the intersection with Chase Street, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison.

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The boy died from his injuries at a hospital, Madison said. The child’s name was withheld pending family notification.

His father was not taken to a hospital.

The victims were in a crosswalk when they were hit, said LAPD Sgt. M. Whittemore of Valley Traffic Division.

The driver stopped at the scene and was the one who called 911 to alert paramedics and police. It’s unclear if the driver was cited. The crash remained under investigation.

–City News Service

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