A five-year-old boy is now dead after he was hit by a van as he rode his bike down the street. Five-year-old Joshua Richardson was struck by the van, became stuck underneath a tire, and was dragged several feet down the street. The driver, who thought he drove over a rock and did not realize he hit the child, was waved over by neighbors who saw the boy trapped under the car. Richardson was airlifted to Broward General Medical Center after paramedics were unable to revive him.
According to investigators, Richardson drove his bike into the street right before he was hit. The driver of the van is “devastated” and police stated that charges against him are unlikely but that it is still early in the investigation to make that determination. Richardson’s mother is still trying to make sense of the tragedy and is surrounded by friends and family.
Child Riding Bike Hit By Van & Killed, www.cbslocal.com March 11, 2011.
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