A 3-year-old kid’s life was tragically taken away after an unfortunate pedestrian accident in Encanto, San Diego.
According to reports, the boy who was identified as Japeth Darapeth was playing with a dog and his 12-year-old brother when the animal ran from them.
The brother told Japeth that he was going to get the dog and asked him to stay put.
A few seconds after, Japeth was hit by a Green Toyota Corolla.
Japeth was brought to Children’s Hospital where he was announced dead some time later.
The driver was identified as 19-year-old Samuel Metu and he claims that he thought that he just hit something like a speed bump that is why he did not stop immediately.
He did return to the scene where he was interviewed then arrested as a hit-and-run driver by the police.
It is a tragedy for the family and especially Japeth’s older brother for having to witness all this at a young age.
Hopefully the family can get strength from each other and their friends to recover and move on from this.
Our thoughts and prayers goes to the Darapeth family.