SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- The Scottsdale Police Department are investigating a crash that left a child dead. The crash involving happened near Hayden and Royal Palm roads in Scottsdale Saturday.
According to Scottsdale police, a 28-year-old woman was driving in the area when she lost control of the car, jumping into a curb. A child was hit by the vehicle. Police say the 2-year-old boy and his parents were on the sidewalk at the time of the crash. The child was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police say witnesses performed CPR before emergency crews arrived.
"I was working on my pool and then I heard a thump, like a crash, and then right after that I heard someone screaming," said Gene Forsythe, a witness who heard the crash from his backyard and then went to the scene. "It is horrible hearing that it was a child involved. It is really, it is devastating. My heart is just, I am emotional myself."
Scottsdale police say the parents were not hurt in the crash. The driver stayed at the scene and spoke with the officers. Police say speed and impairment were not factors in the crash.
"Obviously it is a tragedy and it is one of those things where pedestrians are up on the sidewalk, where they belong, this sort of thing happened and we don’t know why and now a young life is lost," said Sgt. Brian Reynolds.
The crash is under investigation.