18-month-old boy dies after being hit by family car - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

18-month-old boy dies after being hit by family car

Posted: Updated:

WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- An 18 month old died of injuries suffered when he was hit by the family car in Worcester on Friday night.

Police said the toddler's mother was taking the boy out of the car when it started to roll down a hill.  They were both knocked over by the open rear door.  The car then ran both of them over.  It was unclear what the caused the car to start rolling.

The mother suffered a shoulder injury but has been released from the hospital.

Neighbors said the mom treated her little boy very well.

"They take great care of their kids, they're always very polite very nice. The children are very nice,” Jose Reyes said.

The hill their neighborhood is on has some concerned, but they don't think anything like this has happened before.

“We’re hoping everything is okay and that the family will pull through,” Reyes said.

Police have taken the vehicle to their station where they will continue to investigate the accident.

Powered by WorldNow

Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.