WILLIAMSBRIDGE, the Bronx — An 8-year-old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle in the Bronx.
Police said a woman, 34, had picked up her neighbor's son, Cellou Diallo, from school and dropped him off in front of his home. Diallo was standing on the sidewalk while the woman attempted to parallel park. She lost control of the vehicle while reversing into the parking spot, mounted the curb, struck Diallo and pinned him against a cement wall in front of the building, according to police.
"I saw her sitting on the floor screaming and yelling," neighbor Grady Martinez said.
The accident happened just before 6 p.m. Neighbors say there were two other children in the car at the time.
"She kept saying into her cellphone 'I killed my neighbor's child. I killed my neighbor's child,'" witness Venica Heath said.
“It’s very devastating,” Heath said. "It could be my child.”
Police have not yet said if they plan to charge the driver. She stayed at the scene.