1 child dead, another injured in South Boston crash

Police Commissioner William Evans called the situation a "nightmare."

South Boston, MA - 7/25/2018 -  A 3-year-old boy died after being hit by a minivan that was struck (by the light colored vehicle pictured at right foreground) at the intersection of L and East Sixth Streets in South Boston.  The boyÕs 4-year-old sister was also hit, but the injuries she suffered were not life-threatening.  -  (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section:  Metro, Reporter:  Globe Staff, Topic:  26lstreet, LOID:  8.4.2665481293.
–Barry Chin / The Boston Globe

BOSTON (AP) — Police say a van involved in a crash jumped onto the sidewalk in a Boston neighborhood, struck and killed a 3-year-old boy in a stroller and injured his 4-year-old sister.

The woman pushing the stroller was unhurt.

Police say the van and a car collided on a South Boston street at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the van jumped the curb.

The street, which would have normally been lined with parked cars, was empty for a scheduled street cleaning.

Police Commissioner William Evans called the situation a ‘‘nightmare,’’ and said the young girl is expected to survive. It was unclear whether the woman pushing the stroller was the children’s mother or a caretaker.

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Both drivers stayed at the scene, and no charges were announced.

No names have been released.

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