3-year-old struck, killed as van jumps Boston curb

Associated Press
Published: 7/26/2018 8:59:52 AM

BOSTON — Police say a van involved in a crash jumped onto the sidewalk in a Boston neighborhood, struck and killed a 3-year-old boy in a stroller and injured his 4-year-old sister.

The woman pushing the stroller was unhurt.

Police say the van and a car collided on a South Boston street at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the van jumped the curb.

The street, which would have normally been lined with parked cars, was empty for a scheduled street cleaning.

Police Commissioner William Evans called the situation a “nightmare,” and said the young girl is expected to survive. It was unclear whether the woman pushing the stroller was the children’s mother or a caretaker.

Both drivers stayed at the scene, and no charges were announced.

No names have been released.

Please support the Greenfield Recorder's COVID-19 coverage

Thank you for your support of the Recorder.

Greenfield Recorder

14 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01302-1367
Phone: (413) 772-0261
Fax: (413) 772-2906


Copyright © 2019 by Newspapers of Massachusetts, Inc.
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy