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NYPD: Truck fatally runs over toddler in East Elmhurst, driver arrested

March 24, 2017 Staff Report

A one-year-old girl was killed last night in East Elmhurst after a truck ran over her stroller while she and her mother were crossing the street, police said.

According to a preliminary investigation, one-year-old Skylar Perkins was in a stroller being pushed across the crosswalk at 94th Street and 23rd Avenue last night around 8:45 p.m. when a white Dodge truck made a right turn in to the crosswalk and struck the stroller.

Nearby police officers responded, observing Perkins with severe trauma to the head and body. The officers drove the baby and her mother to Elmhurst Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.

The truck driver, 44-year-old Wallace Ramirez of Ashfield, Mass., remained on the scene, and was arrested and charged with Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian and Failure to Exercise Due Care.

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Lena and slavka perkovic

Slavka perkovic I think parents should be careful with their child when they they across the street my mother and I go across the street together

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Eddie N

Good morning. Parents should be really careful when you’re crossing the street with a child. Even when on the sidewalk you should walk quickly and know your surroundings. Car’s are backing out of a drive way.

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