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Ice Cream Truck Driver Attacked After Collision With Child

Danielle Dougall2 years ago

An ice cream truck driver was attacked in South Los Angeles after a fatal accident involving a 7-year-old boy.

About the Ice Cream Truck Accident

Neighborhood residents attacked an ice cream truck driver after it hit and killed a 7-year-old boy who was riding a motorized bicycle. The child, Jamarion Thomas, was said to be riding alongside the ice cream truck when he slipped and was caught under a rear wheel of the truck, said Police Sergeant Timothy Colson.

The driver sustained bruises in the beating and has been taken to a local police station for protection. He reported that bricks were thrown at his truck and being threatened by a person with a knife. Police are still searching for his attackers.

Jamarion Thomas was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he passed away. The driver has not been charged, as the collision was an accident.

National Auto Accident Statistics

  • The U.S. Department recorded 33,561 traffic related fatalities in 2012 – a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed:
    • 21,667 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 4,957 were motorcyclists
    • 4,743 were pedestrians
    • 726 were pedalcyclists
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 223 were listed as other or unknown

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