THE BRONX, NY – A three-year-old child was killed and a mother was seriously injured in an auto-pedestrian crash in the Bronx today. The accident occurred at 9:35 a.m., when a mother was pushing her child in a stroller in the crosswalk at 1st Avenue when they were hit by a blue Ford F-250 truck making a left turn off E. 116th St.
The 59-year-old driver of the truck initially did not stop or render aid, but later returned to the scene, where he was arrested. Charges are still pending against the driver. According to The Daily News, the child was identified as three-year-old Bertin DeJesus. The child and his 25-year-old mother were transported to Metropolitan Hospital for treatment, where he later died from his injuries.
The Bronx car accident attorneys of Finz & Finz, P.C., are monitoring this developing story, and our thoughts go out to the family of the victim. We will update this story with any additional information that is released, so check back on our blog for updates.
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