Woman parking minivan kills 8-year-old boy

New York City police say a woman parking a minivan accidentally struck and killed an 8-year-old boy in the Bronx.

The crash happened on East 215 St. in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx around 6 p.m. Monday. Witnesses say the 34-year-old woman was attempting to parallel park when the minivan jolted forward and struck 8-year-old Cellou Daiollo, who was on the sidewalk.  The vehicle pinned him to a small cement wall in front of the building.  He suffered trauma to the head and was unconscious and unresponsive when emergency crews arrived.

Neighbors say the woman was a family friend who was taking the boy home from school.

Police believe the crash was an accident.

 

With the Associated Press.

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