The Bronx, NY (September 18, 2019) – An SUV that jumped a curb up onto a sidewalk and hit a stroller, tragically caused the death of a one-year-old child Tuesday afternoon, September 17th. The incident took place in the vicinity of East 215th Street and White Plains Road in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx around 4:00 p.m.
Witnesses in the area stated that a white SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed when it turned the corner and ultimately ended up on the curb. The SUV Struck and pinned the stroller against a wall before it crashed into a parked vehicle.
The mother of the 18-month-old victim was not hurt in the crash and raced the child to a hospital in a private car. Unfortunately, the child did not survive.
The driver of the SUV was taken into custody and charges are currently pending. The incident is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
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