9-year-old dead, man hospitalized after being hit by car in Chandler

The boy died at the hospital while the man is in critical condition.
The boy died at the hospital while the man is in critical condition.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Nov. 11, 2023 at 11:53 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2023 at 9:51 PM MST
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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A 9-year-old boy has died and his father is in critical condition after they were hit by a car following a crash in Chandler on Saturday.

It happened just after 10:30 a.m. at Ray Road and Coronado Street, just east of the Loop 101 Pima Freeway. According to police, the father and son were waiting to cross the street at the crosswalk when two drivers got into a crash. One of the cars then went onto the sidewalk and hit the boy and the man. Both were taken to the hospital, where the boy later died.

9-Year-old Ilai Petersen and his dad Aaron were hit after two cars collided in Chandler Saturday. Ilai died, while Aaron is still hospitalized

Firefighters say a third person was there but wasn’t hurt. Police don’t believe the drivers were drunk or on drugs. No names have been released. The intersection was reopened just after 2:30 p.m. Police said no criminal charges were being pursued at this time.

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