Toddler Killed, 1 Injured in Pedestrian Truck Accident in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC — October 28, 2023, a three-year-old boy was killed and an adult woman was injured in a truck accident at 12:47 a.m. along Brookshire Blvd.
According to reports, three pedestrians—a 34-year-old woman, a 3-year-old boy, and another juvenile—were in a crosswalk in the 9500 block of Brookshire Boulevard when the accident occurred.
Authorities were called to the scene where the two pedestrians were reportedly struck by a Freightliner. EMS declared the 3-year-old dead at the scene of the accident. The 34-year-old woman was transported to a local medical facility for treatment of serious injuries incurred as a result of the accident. The third pedestrian, also reportedly a juvenile, was also taken to the hospital, though they did not suffer any injuries in the accident.
The semi-truck reportedly had a solid green light at the intersection; the pedestrians had been crossing on a solid red signal. No other injuries were reported in connection with this incident. The accident is still under investigation; no other details are available at this time.