Toddler Killed in Crosswalk
A 3-year-old boy and his father were walking hand-in-hand in a crosswalk in Arleta when they were both struck by an SUV. The father suffered minor injuries, but the boy was fatally injured.
The crash occurred on the afternoon of January 26 in the 8900 block of Varna Avenue, near Chase Street. A witness said that the driver did not stop at the stop sign, which led to the collision. However, the driver did stop at the accident scene and call 911.
The father did not seek medical treatment for his injuries, but the boy died at a local hospital.