Boy Struck and Killed by Car in Florida After Dog Chased Him into the Street

September 5, 2023

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car Friday morning in Florida after a dog chased him into the street, authorities said.

The boy and his younger brother had been walking on a sidewalk to a nearby bus stop when witnesses said a dog began to chase them, Jacksonville Sheriff`s Office Lt. Nassim Mana said during a news conference.

The younger boy stopped, but the older boy ran into the four-lane street to get away from the dog and was struck by a car, officials said. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department transported the boy to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The car`s driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators, officials said. No charges or citations were immediately reported. Investigators said speed doesn`t appear to be a factor in the crash.

Animal control officers responded to the area to search for strays matching the dog`s description.

Topics Florida Auto

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