Child Struck by Car in Logan

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) A 3-year-old boy was struck by a car in the city’s Logan section on Monday evening.

Neighbors were in shock after police say a 3-year-old boy stepped out into the street on Wagner Avenue between two parked cars.

“A 3-year-old male darted out between two parked cars, subsequently struck by the vehicle, and knocked under the red SUV,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Nicolas Brown.

According to police, the driver stayed at the scene and got out of his car to check on the boy, who neighbors identified as Donnell Banks. That's when police say the crowd turned on the driver.

“He was assaulted by several male spectators who were gone on police arriving," said Captain Brown.

Captain Brown says another group of neighbors rescued the driver from the angry crowd and called police.

Neighbors say the little boy usually plays outside while his mother watches. The child was taken to Einstein in critical condition and then transferred to Saint Christopher's.

Neighbors say something needs to be done about speeding cars on the street. The speed limit is posted at 25 mph.

The driver was taken to AID for a statement. No charges have been filed. Police are still looking for two or three men who allegedly attacked the driver.

 

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