A 4-year-old boy was struck and killed at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Kennedy Street in Northwest D.C. Thursday afternoon.
A Nissan SUV struck the boy just after 3 p.m.
The driver stopped and stayed at the scene until police arrived.
“I’m watching them do CPR on this baby,” said a witness who wanted to remain anonymous. “Constantly, nonstop CPR. The paramedics hadn’t even got here yet. The officer was doing his best he can doing CPR on this baby, just pumping, steady pumping.”
She said a nearby storekeeper told her the little boy and his mother had just visited one of the many stores that line the busy street.
“I knew the baby was gone at the scene,” she said.
Police have video from a Metrobus camera that was at the intersection at the time.
“Our major crash detectives are working on the scene to gather as much evidence as they can,” Cmdr. Robert Glover said. “Again, our concern and our deepest sympathy are with the families.”
Many residents, including Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Erik Lindsjo, have been pressing to make Georgia Avenue safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
“There’s no reason in a city where you shouldn’t drive over 20 mph anyways to have this many lanes dedicated to traffic,” Lindsjo said. “You’re inviting tragedy.”
Police are investigating how the crash occurred.