Early investigation into a traffic collision that resulted in the death of a toddler Thursday morning shows it was an “unfortunate unintentional” accident, according to a city of Woodland press release.
At approximately 9 a.m. Thursday, Woodland Police Officers, fire fighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the Bel Air Shopping Center, 1885 Pioneer Ave., for a traffic collision involving a small child who was hit by a car in the parking lot.
Upon arrival, officers found the male child — later determined to be 2 years, 11 months old — lying in the parking lot in front of the west entrance/exit of the Bel Air Shopping Center next to a Red 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The child sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center where he died. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kathleen Parker, a 67-year-old resident of Woodland.
The preliminary investigation reveals that this was an unfortunate unintentional traffic collision. This case will be investigated by the Woodland Police Department Traffic Division.
The identity of the child will not be released due to his age.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident in encouraged to contact the Woodland Police Department Traffic Division at 530-661-7880.