Father accidentally kills 5-year-old son while backing out of driveway

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HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York police say a 5-year-old boy was accidentally struck by his father and killed Thursday as he was backing a vehicle out of the driveway.

Village of Hamburg police responded to the scene at 2:20 p.m. Thursday. They say the child was transported to Oishei Children’s Hospital by the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department with assistance from AMR and the Town of Hamburg Police. 

He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

According to officials, the preliminary investigation shows there was no indication of drugs or alcohol being involved in the accident.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department Accident Investigation Unit will assist in the continued investigation.

Police are withholding the names of the family members involved at this time. 

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