Update: Despite life-saving measures at the scene, and later at the hospital, the two-year-old victim has died from injuries caused by the collision.
Escondido CA— This afternoon, April 11, 2017, at about 12:41PM officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the North alley of 4th Avenue at Orange Street regarding collision involving a vehicle and a child. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and provided life-saving first aid to the child. The child, age two, was transported to Palomar Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene, a 33-year-old female resident of Escondido was driving west in the alley between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue from Orange Street. The driver began a parking maneuver when her attention was diverted to a child on the right side of the roadway. M eanwhile another child ran across the alley to the driver’s left where the collision occurred. Alcohol or drugs are not a factor in this collision.
The traffic investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Tom Venable of the Traffic Division.
Witnesses are encouraged to call Officer Venable at (760) 839-4483
To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on the Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via the Web site at police.escondido.org.