Toddler Struck by City Water Truck in Logan Heights - NBC 7 San Diego

Toddler Struck by City Water Truck in Logan Heights

The 1-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries after being hit by the vehicle



    Toddler Struck by City Water Truck in Logan Heights
    Aerial view of the scene showed officers talking to possible witnesses in Logan Heights.

    A toddler died after he was run over by a San Diego city utility truck in Logan Heights Thursday afternoon, officials said.

    The 1-year-old boy was hit on the 3100-block of National Avenue just before 3 p.m.

    Officers say the toddler was sitting on the curb with his 4-year-old brother when he suddenly ran out into the street between two parked cars. The children were being watched by their grandmother, who had run into a nearby 99-Cent store where she works at the time of the accident, police said.

    The little boy was transported to Rady Children’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries about a half-hour later.

    The truck that hit the child was driven by a crew with the San Diego Water Department. There were four employees in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The female driver was escorted from the scene by a crisis manager.

    "We want to get the facts here at the scene, interview all the witnesses," said SDPD Sgt. Pete Townsend. "Whether it's a city employee or a private citizen, that doesn't influence the investigation either way."

    Officials couldn't confirm anything at the scene regarding possible charges, saying this appeared to be nothing more than a tragic accident.

    Witnesses at the scene said they tried to comfort the boy's 4-year-old brother after the incident. One witness said he saw the 1-year-old boy lying in the street after he was hit.

    Officials closed off that section of National Avenue for a few hours to investigate the incident.

    The boy's name has not yet been released.

    Watch NBC 7 News at 11 p.m. for the latest updates on this developing story.

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