HEMPSTEAD, Long Island — A driver with a suspended license struck and killed a 3-year-old boy who was playing on the sidewalk in Hempstead, police said.
The victim, Qualique McDaniels, ran out in front of the vehicle that was driving in a parking lot on 70 Maple Ave., according to police.
The driver, George J. Graydon, 31, stopped and helped the child around 9 p.m. on Thursday, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Police found that Graydon was driving with a suspended license, and he was arrested on the scene.
Graydon was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He will be arraigned on Friday.