3-year-old killed in Phoenix collision


by azfamily.com

Video reported by Jared Dillingham

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 1:14 PM

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PHOENIX -- A 3-year-old child was killed Wednesday night after being hit by a pickup truck in Phoenix, police said.

The accident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. at 20th Street and Camelback Road.

Police said Anthony Meade's 10-year-old sister was pushing him across Camelback Road in a stroller when a truck turning left hit the stroller. Sgt. Steve Martos said they were within the crosswalk when Anthony was struck.

Anthony's mother, grandmother and another sibling were with the children. The family had just finished shopping in the area and were walking to their home.

The other family members weren't injured.

A Phoenix police motor officer arrived first and began life-saving measures while in the roadway. A physician who happened to be in the area assisted the officer and provided medical aid until an ambulance arrived, according to Martos.

Anthony was taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital in critical condition, Phoenix firefighters said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Martos said the 26-year-old driver of the truck was detained by detectives and processed for possible impairment. He has been released pending the results of a toxicology report. His female passenger was not injured.

Note: The victim was originally reported to be a 3-year-old girl.