8-year-old boy fatally struck by truck in San Jose

September 15, 2012 6:17:34 PM PDT
Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle Friday evening in San Jose.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. officers responded to the 800 block of Farm Drive to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

According to preliminary investigations, the 8-year-old boy was riding a small electric-powered "pocket bike" when he entered the roadway and was fatally struck by a 2008 Chevrolet truck.

The boy was transported to Valley Medical Center with major injuries and pronounced dead at 8:31 p.m., according to police.

The child was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, police said.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation, according to police.

Police said there is no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.

The identity of the boy is being withheld pending notification of his family.


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