DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A 2-year-old died after being struck by a vehicle near Fair Park on Friday evening, June 4.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 4800 block of Parry Avenue near Fitzhugh just after 7:00 p.m.
That’s where they found the child deceased.
Officers are calling the death a tragic accident.
They said the child was sitting on a bench in a front yard with an adult, when the child saw a family member leaving the driveway.
Police said that’s when the little girl ran toward the truck as it was pulling out.
The 2-year-old was struck by the right rear tire of the truck driven by a 17-year-old boy.
Neighbors gathered in a yard and prayed for the family.
“I’m feeling like this is a great loss to our community right now,” said neighbor Shaun Busari. “I pray that anyone that sees this story today understands this is a family. The community is a family. And we’re all praying for him and his family at this time.”