Young Boy By Mother’s Side Fatally Struck By Pickup In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A young boy was killed in what appears to be a “tragic accident” Wednesday afternoon in Oakland, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded to a report of an accident in a parking lot at 845 Embarcadero around 4:15 p.m., Officer Johnna Watson said.

A young boy, believed to be about 3 years old, was playing in a parking lot near his mother, who was selling fruit out of her car, when the boy was run over, Watson said.

“At this time, it appears this is a tragic accident,” Watson said.

The driver, only described as a man, remained at the scene and is cooperating with police, she said.

As of 6:20 p.m., police were still investigating the crash. Embarcadero, between Fifth and 10th avenues, remains closed, Watson said.

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