Young Pedestrian Killed in Torrance Vehicle Accident
TORRANCE - Traffic on a section of Del Amo Boulevard shut down for more than 6 hours following an accident that killed a 10-year-old boy.
Tuesday evening, the driver of a truck swerved to avoid hitting a dog and hit 10-year-old boy instead.
Around 9 p.m. police responded to the 2300 block of Del Amo Boulevard, near the intersection with Crenshaw Boulevard. They found the young boy at the scene who had suffered major injuries in the accident. Torrance Fire Department personnel, who also responded to the crash, pronounced the boy dead at the scene.
Initial investigations show the driver of a 2018 black Ford pickup traveling eastbound swerved in an attempt to avoid a dog in the street. He hit a boy instead. It is unclear where the boy was positioned when the accident occurred.
The 58-year-old Los Angeles man driving the truck and a passenger in the same vehicle were not injured. Traffic on Del Amo Blvd. was blocked in both directions between Crenshaw and Van Ness Ave. into Wednesday morning. The streets reopened around 3:20 a.m.
Police investigations continue, and they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
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