A 6-year-old boy was hit by a car at a high rate of speed after running into traffic in Vista, according to officials.
The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. at North Melrose Drive and Spires Street, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Traffic speeds in the area average 40 to 45 miles-per-hour.
The boy sustained massive injuries and was flown to Rady Children’s Hospital by helicopter. He was pronounced dead at around 10 p.m.
Deputies say a child that small, hit at that rate of speed, would have little chance at survival.
The driver stayed at the scene and complied with investigators, according to officials. He was not charged with a crime.