4-year-old girl fatally struck in Brooklyn, police say

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BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A 4-year-old girl on her scooter was fatally struck in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m., the child on her scooter and her mother were along Wyckoff Avenue and Hart Street in Bushwick when the girl and her mother stopped; the mother kneeling down to tend to her daughter.

As the woman was bent down to tend to her daughter, a vehicle was backing out of a parking lot struck both of them with the front passenger's side bumper before striking the 4-year-old with both passenger side tires, police said.

Both the mother, 39, and her daughter were taken to the hospital.

The girl, identified as Luz Gonzalez, suffered from severe trauma to her chest and torso, and was pronounced dead, said police.

The mother also suffered minor leg injuries.

The driver continued west along Hart Street, and was eventually stopped.

No arrests have been made, and investigation remains ongoing.

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