Boy, 4, struck and killed in Sherwood apartment parking lot
A 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck in the parking lot of the Creekview Crossing Apartments Friday afternoon.
Police were called to the 21000 block of Southwest Cedar Brook Way today at 2:28 p.m. where they discovered the child, who was receiving aid from citizens, and later from paramedics from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, according to Capt. Mark Daniel, a spokesman for the Sherwood Police Department.
The boy died at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle involved remained on scene, and was cooperative with officers conducting the investigation. Since the crash involved a fatality, police requested the assistance of the Washington County Interagency Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (or CART).
A neighbor told KOIN 6 News, a Pamplin Media group news partner, that the boy was playing on a scooter with his friends in the parking lot at the Creekview Crossing Apartments when he was hit.
"Whoever the individual was that hit him, feeling for them too because they get to live with that," witness Chris Marks told KOIN 6 News. "You can't run from that responsibility of knowing, 'Today I ended a child's life because I was in a rush.'"
The investigation is still in its early stages and no names of those involved have not yet been released.
"This was a very difficult call to respond to for all of our first-responders," said Daniel. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families touched by this incident."
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.