23-month-old child fatally struck by vehicle in Union City parking lot

UNION CITY, Calif. -- Police are investigating after a toddler was hit and killed by a car after he ran into a parking lot in Union City on Saturday.

Police said it appears that the 23-month-old boy ran into the parking lot at 1720 Decoto Road from a nearby store while his parents were shopping. Before the parents realized what was happening, the boy was hit by a slow-moving vehicle, police said.

Police were dispatched to the scene around 3:15 p.m. and found the boy under a car in the parking lot. He was taken to a trauma center, but died during treatment, according to police.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police and witnesses have provided consistent statements, police said.

ABC7 News contributed to this story.
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