Hillsboro toddler, hit by car, dies of head injuries

3-year-old was struck by van in parking lot

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UPDATE

This release updates this case and the release sent last evening.

The 3 year old child that was struck by a van in this case was pronounced dead last evening shortly after the incident. The death was caused by injuries sustained as a result of the van backing into the child.

The names of the involved parties will not be released at this time due to proper notifications to family.

The investigation continues by the Washington County CART (Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team). The initial investigation has not revealed any recklessness, drugs or alcohol as a factor.

Prior Release

On May 30, 2011 at 8:15 PM, Hillsboro Police patrol officers were called to 1010 NE 17th Avenue at the report of a mini van that had struck a 3 year old child.

The initial investigation revealed that a 3 year old male child was walking in the parking lot of the Pinewood Village apartment complex when struck by a Chevrolet mini van driven by a 26 year old woman. The woman was backing her vehicle and did not see the child behind her. This was a low speed crash and the bumper of the van struck the child and knocked him down. He fell to the pavement and suffered a head injury.

Hillsboro Fire Department paramedics treated the child on scene and the child was transported from the location via ambulance in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation has revealed no crime, drugs or alcohol are involved. The woman driver remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. The child's father was nearby and was on scene when this event occurred.

The Washington County CART (Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team) was activated and they are continuing the investigation.

No charges or citations have been issued and this case remains under investigation.