Family members of a 7-year-old boy who was run over and killed by an ice-cream lorry in South Los Angeles are refuting a military comment of how it happened.
Los Angeles military contend a boy, identified by family members as Jamarion Thomas, was roving his motorized bike while holding onto a slow-moving lorry when he apparently slipped, fell underneath a carriage and was run over during about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday.
LAPD Officer Drake Madison told a Los Angeles Times on Thursday that it was a “horrible accident.”
But Jamarion’s family insists he was pushing, not riding, his bike and that even if he wanted to, he was too tiny to reason onto a ice-cream truck.
Jamarion’s mother, 34-year-old Danisha Mitchell, removed a moments before a collision: Jamarion came in and asked for ice cream money, so she quickly left him pulling a bike.
“By a time we came out, my baby was fibbing down,” she said.
She listened screaming.
“I only ran to where they were screaming,” Mitchell said.
Jamarion was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was conspicuous dead.
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On Thursday morning, a tiny tabernacle with candles and pressed animals continued to grow where Jamarion was strike in a 200 retard of East 97th Street. Within a half-hour, some-more than half a dozen family members came by to console a mother, grandmother and aunt as they prepared to leave for a coroner’s office.
“The bike is still here, though my nephew is gone,” Raquel Thomas said.
The driver, who military contend was not underneath a change of drugs or alcohol, has not been arrested in tie with a incident.
He was pounded by angry residents when he stopped a truck, though military conspicuous he was not hospitalized.
TV footage from a stage showed a hole by a windshield of a lorry as military responded.
The motorist has not been identified, though family members conspicuous his lorry — embellished black with red abandon and skulls — was a tie in a neighborhood. He didn’t stop until a declare yelled out in Spanish, Jamarion’s uncle, Michael Harris, said.
“I told my nephew we were going to play some football,” he said. “Now we have to bury him.”
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