An 11-year-old boy has died after being pinned by a car to a block wall.
Phoenix police said the driver of an Isuzu Amigo was backing out of a parking space in the south parking lot of the Fountainhead Apartments at 4326 N. 35th Ave. when he collided with the boy, who was walking with his mother.
Evidence at the scene indicates the driver failed to remove his security "Club" from the steering wheel and brake pedal before placing the vehicle in reverse, resulting in an inability to stop or steer the vehicle. This is believed to be one contributing factor to the collision, said police.
The child was transported to the hospital for immediate medical treatment but died shortly after arrival. Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle helped remove the child from under the vehicle but then walked away from the scene and did not return. Witnesses indicate the driver may have been impaired by alcohol at the time of the collision.
Detectives are conducting a follow-up in an attempt to locate the suspect.
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