November 2, 2014

2-year-old hit and killed trick or treating in Lake Wales

UPDATE: Florida boy, 2, dressed as Captain America hit, killed by bus during first Halloween
11-2-2014 Florida:

LAKE WALES, Fla.- (WTSP)- A 2-year-old boy was killed Friday night when he got out of his stroller and was struck by a vehicle while was trick or treating.

About 7:25 p.m., two adults and three children were trick-or-treating in neighborhoods along U.S. 27 and 1st Avenue North. David Heidler was pushing a stroller with his two kid and Angela Hoerl's grandchild, Dohntae Vasquez, in it.

The group was crossing U.S. 27 and upon reaching the grass median between the northbound and southbound lanes, Heidler realized he had dropped his cell phone. He stopped the stroller in the median, told the children to stay in it, and went back into the roadway to retrieve his phone.

He walked back over to the east shoulder where Angela was still standing. At that time, Dohntae Vasquez got out of the stroller and darted into the roadway to run back to the east shoulder where his grandmother and David were.

Dohntae was struck by a northbound 1990 white International bus being driven by Albertina Ramirez. The bus is owned by W.G. Roe and Sons Citrus Harvesting and was transporting a work crew home from Lake Placid after a day of work.

Ramirez immediately pulled over and the adults began to render aid to the boy while also calling 9-1-1. Vasquez was declared deceased on scene.

Northbound U.S. 27 was shut down in that area for approximately four hours.

Impairment and speed on the part of the driver do not appear to be a factor.This appears to be a terrible tragedy. Ramirez was unable to see the boy darting out in front of the bus and was unable to stop.

No charges are pending. ..Source.. by WINK News

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