Posted on October 24, 2014

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}


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