Earlier this week in Dundalk, a four-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a tow-truck driver in an alley near his home. According to one local news report covering the tragic incident, the collision took place on the 1900 block of Jasmine Road at around one o’clock on a Sunday afternoon.
Evidently, the boy was playing in an alley near his home when the tow-truck driver came speeding down the alley. The boy was struck, and moments later his mother arrived on the scene, finding him dead. The driver of the truck remained on the scene and cooperated with police. He was not arrested immediately after the accident, however, and the investigation is ongoing. Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol was involved in the fatal accident.
One person on the scene told reporters that it is too common to see drivers speed down the alleyways in the neighborhood. He explained that people “don’t watch out for these kids; they are in just a hurry, and they don’t slow down.”