El Monte toddler struck, killed by pickup truck

EL MONTE — A two-year-old El Monte boy died Saturday after a pickup truck backed over him, police said.
The accident occurred about 5:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of Maxson Road, El Monte police Sgt. Beatriz Guadarrama said.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that it’s an accident,” the sergeant said.
There was a family gathering at the young boy’s home at the time of the accident, she said.
A 34-year-old woman backed her 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck down a driveway and rolled over the boy, Guadarrama said.
The toddler was rushed to Greater El Monte Community Hospital, she said, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the pickup truck was fully licensed and insured and did not appear to be under the influence of any substance, the sergeant said. Police planned to have blood tests done to be sure.
The truck was examined, and it initially appeared to be in good working order, Guadarrama said.
The investigation was ongoing.

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  • Bibiana McArdle

    Because of the negligence of the toddler’s parents, the driver of the pickup must live with this horrific memory the rest of her life. If she is a neighbor and not just a visitor, she would do well to move away.

  • Anonymous

    parents jmust keep a eye on there children at all times that is a must where was the parents of this child was

  • This is shock news. I can’t belie, how it is possible. The uses of pickup trucks are raising as the demand for them are increasing tremendously.

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