Ice cream truck hits, kills boy; driver attacked

Oct 23, 2014 12:10 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.

Officer Nuria Venegas, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman, says the truck hit the child shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and he later died at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Police say the child had been riding alongside the truck, and the collision was an accident.

Venegas says a crowd then attacked the ice cream truck driver, but he only received bruises.

The driver told police bricks were thrown at his truck and someone threatened him with a knife.

The identities of the boy and driver haven't been released. It's unclear who attacked the driver.

Police say the driver will not be charged.

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