Oakland police are investigating a fatal accident Wednesday afternoon that left a two-year-old boy dead in the area of 8th Avenue and Embarcadero.
Officers were called to that intersection at about 4:15 p.m. after the toddler was struck and killed in a parking lot.
Oakland Police spokesperson Johnna Watson said that the boy's mother was selling fruits and vegetables from her truck and the little boy was playing nearby in the lot.
The driver of a vehicle drove into the lot, accidentally striking the boy.
Watson said that the driver, who appeared to be familiar with the mother and boy, stayed at the scene and was cooperating with authorities.
Watson said the accident appeared to be "a horrible tragedy."
Footage shot by NewsChopper 2 showed a long stretch of Embarcadero alongside Interstate 880 shut down with at least a half dozen police vehicles on hand after authorities called their fatal response team to the scene.
As of 6:20 p.m., police were still investigating the crash. Embarcadero remained closed between Fifth and 10th avenues, Watson said.
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