Driver Attacked After Ice Cream Truck Kills Boy

Yahoo! News, October 23, 2014

Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The child had been riding alongside the truck on Wednesday when he apparently slipped for an unknown reason and was caught under a rear wheel, police Sgt. Timothy Colson said.

The collision was an accident and the driver, who sustained bruises in the beating, has not been charged, police said. {snip}

The driver told police that bricks were thrown at his truck and someone threatened him with a knife. He was taken to a police station for protection. {snip}

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Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter identified the child as Jamarion Thomas.

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