KCBS_740BENICIA (KCBS) — The 4-year-old El Sobrante boy who died when he and another boy were struck by a vehicle at the Benicia Senior Center has been identified.

This parental nightmare began at a birthday party at the Senior Center on East L Street in Benicia, around 4:45 when a 12 year old got in a car to charge his cell phone when somehow the car got knocked into reverse, lurched backwards hitting the 4 year.

Life-saving measures were performed on the 4-year-old boy before he was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 5:24 p.m. and has been identified by the Solano County coroner’s office as Mahady Qadir.

The 13-year-old boy suffered minor injuries in the collision.

Police said the boys were guests at a birthday celebration at the senior center. The preliminary investigation indicates a 12-year-old boy went into the vehicle to charge a cellphone. The vehicle somehow suddenly went into reverse and struck the two children, according to police.

No charges have been filed yet as police think it was just a horrible accident and they say it is not illegal to hand your keys over to a child.

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