Garden Grove

Boy, 6, is fatally hit by a car

A 6-YEAR-OLD boy was fatally injured when struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at Haster Basin Park in Garden Grove Thursday night (Shutterstock).

A 6-year-old boy was fatally injured in an accident Thursday night at the Haster Basin Park in Garden Grove.

According to Lt. Mario Martinez of the GGPD, the incident took place around 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the park, located at 12952 Lampson Ave., at Haster Street. A motor vehicle was traveling through the lot when it struck the child.  The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the automobile – a sport utility vehicle – remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The SUV was impounded for evidence and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident and if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Paul Ashby at (714) 741-5823.

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