Toddler struck by pickup driven by mom in Anaheim

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Updated: 6/27 1:13 pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Police in Anaheim say a 21-month-old boy has died after being accidentally struck by a pickup truck driven by his mother.

City News Service reports Octavio Martinez was hit Thursday morning outside the family home.

The mother drove the boy to a nearby hospital. From there he was taken to a trauma center, where he died about 50 minutes later.

Lt. Bob Dunn says the mother did not know that the toddler had followed her outside when she went to move the truck to comply with street-cleaning rules.

Dunn says the mother was distraught after the accident and sheriff's officials brought in a chaplain to speak with her and the family.

 

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