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3-year-old boy struck in Pacoima crosswalk dies at hospital

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(Los Angeles Times)

A 3-year-old boy died Friday after he and his father were struck in a crosswalk in the 8900 block of Varna Avenue in Pacoima, officials said.

The accident occurred at 4:27 p.m., near the intersection of Varna and Chase Street, Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison said.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died. His father suffered minor injuries but was not hospitalized.

“It was not a hit and run, just a horrible, horrible accident,” Madison said. “The driver stopped and was actually the one who made the phone call to police.”

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Names of the boy, his father and the driver who struck them had not been released Friday night. No other details were available.

kim.christensen@latimes.com

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