Child dead, mother injured after both hit by truck in Center City Philadelphia

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Child dead, mother injured after both hit by truck in Center City. Watch this report from Action News at 4pm on August 30, 2018.

A 1-year-old boy is dead after he and his mother were hit by a pickup truck in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday.

It happened around 10:27 a.m. in the 1500 block of Vine Street.

According to police, the child and his 36-year-old mother were crossing Vine Street when they were hit.

Both were taken to the hospital. The boy was pronounced dead around 11:45 a.m.

The striking vehicle remained at the scene, police said.

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Witness describes accident that left child dead in Center City on August 30, 2018.

Witness Brad Konell told Action News he heard a noise and turned around to see the stroller on its side with the child still strapped in.

He said he heard the child crying, which he thought was a good sign. He got the bad news a short time later.

"A bike cop told me the baby passed away," Konell said.

There was no immediate word on if the pickup truck driver would be charged.

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