SAN JOSE, CA – On Sunday afternoon, a 2-year-old boy ran into the street, and as a result, the toddler was killed by a turning vehicle.
According to police reports, the incident occurred around 2:39 p.m. The toddler was killed on Banff Street and Danube Way, near the intersection of Interstate 680 and Highway 101.
Moreover, as stated by public information office Enrique Garcia, the little boy was standing in between two parked cars as his family was packing up their car. Shortly after, the 2-year-old darted into the street. At the same time, a 2018 Dodge pickup truck traveling westbound turned the corner onto Banff Street and struck the child.
Consequently, the boy was rushed to a hospital nearby. However, the toddler was pronounced dead shortly after. As of yet, his name has not been released. Though, it will be announced once the Santa Clara County coroner’s office confirms the 2-year-old boy’s identity.
Also, it should be noted that alcohol, drugs, and speed were not causes for the crash, stated Garcia. In fact, the driver behind the wheel of the Dodge stayed at the scene until cops arrived. The driver is also cooperating with investigators.
Apart from this, the toddler marks the 45th collision in San Jose that has resulted in death this year. In addition, it is also the 20th pedestrian vs. vehicle casualty so far in 2019.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Michael O’Brien of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at (408) 277-4654.