A two-year-old boy from Rancho Cordova died in an accident moments after the driver dropped his father home.
The boy was identified as Benjamin Poladyan who suddenly ran in front of the moving truck. The 42-year-old driver failed to notice and hit the boy. Benjamin died shortly after he was taken to a hospital.
The truck driver was complaining chest pains and so he, too, was taken to a hospital where he is expected to recover.
This tragedy should spread awareness to parents and guardians who shouldn’t let a child out of their sight as drivers will have difficulty noticing crossing pedestrians, especially a toddler who is hardly noticeable on the street at night.
I’m sure the truck driver and the boy’s family never intended for this to happen. Our condolences and prayers go out to the family.