CINCINNATI (WLWT) – A 2-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a truck while being pushed in a stroller, police confirm.
Dameon Turner Jr. died Monday following the Sunday afternoon crash on Cincinnati’s Hopple Street overpass, police said.
The toddler was in a stroller when the truck went left of center, jumped the curb and struck him, investigators said.
The driver of the red Dodge Ram, identified as Satwinder Singh, 31, was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident.
Police said Singh suffered minor injuries in the crash and was treated at University Hospital before being taken into custody.
Dameon was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Sunday afternoon. Family members said the child was brain-dead, and he was pronounced dead Monday.
Officers said Dameon Turner Sr., the boy’s father, and a woman were walking on the sidewalk next to Hopple Street, with Turner in front of the stroller and the woman behind.
They said as Singh lost control of the truck, which jumped the curb and hit Turner and his son.
Turner and the woman pushing the stroller weren’t hurt.
Police said another driver nearby stopped and took Turner, his son and the woman to the hospital.
Officers confirmed to WLWT that excessive speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash, but they said impairment played a role.
Prosecutors said Singh stopped after the crash but then got back in the car and left.
Police said he was later given Narcan to revive him, indicating he was under the influence of opiates.
Singh appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing. His bond was set at $1 million.