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Boy, 3, Dies When Struck by Truck in Temecula

Hit by a truck in an Old Town Temecula parking lot, Sean Abude, 3, of Temecula succumbed to his injuries at 3:10 p.m. Thursday at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.

A 3-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a pick-up truck Thursday in an Old Town Temecula parking lot was identified today.

The crash was reported at 2:35 p.m. in the parking lot of Caro's Bakery, 28290 Old Town Front Street, Temecula. A white Chevy pickup was traveling south in the parking area when it hit the boy, sheriff's Sgt. Mark Leggett said.

The boy, Sean Abude, of Temecula was taken by ambulance to in Murrieta, where he was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m., according to a coroner's report.

"The parking area where this incident occurred was closed for approximately six hours while the Temecula Police Department's Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team conducted their investigation," Leggett said in a news release.

"A cause or associated factor contributing to the accident will be determined upon completion of the investigation."

Anyone with information that may help the investigation was asked to contact the Temecula Police Department's Traffic Division at 951-696-3000.

Dungeon Westinghouse July 06, 2012 at 06:35 PM
retards are allowed on the street..this is the outcome..maybe everyone should be evaluated more closely.
M. Lee Davis July 06, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Another troll!!
MurrietaGirl July 06, 2012 at 07:31 PM
A child has died. My prayers to the family and people involved in this unfortunate tragedy. May your faith in God soothe you, you are in my thoughts.
N1smo2go July 06, 2012 at 08:13 PM
As a parent of a five year old boy, that likes to run around. when he was walking age and we were out and about, he never got out of the stroller unless someone was holding his hand or holding them in their arms. These parents will suffer as will the driver the horrible memory of this.When you are with kids in a public place they have to be the number 1 priority, and I personally do not think it's a bad thing to have the kids on the child leash, it still gives them the ability to move around but you have control of them, however in a parking lot, they should not be able to roam freely at all.
MurrietaGirl July 06, 2012 at 11:46 PM
A similar tragedy happened to a friend years ago, she and her husband were saying goodbye to family in front of a restaurant fronting a busy street. She thought her husband had their son, and he thought she had an eye on the son, and being distracted with the niceties of saying goodbye, their son dashed into the street and was hit and killed. No judging, we can all understand how quickly it could happen when you are even a vigilant parent.

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