A 4-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle that then left the area, Boston police said.
An off-duty firefighter was the first on the scene to provide aid to the child after he was struck in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency medical services transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
No names were made public.
“It’s absolutely devastating to think about what transpired in just a split-second,” she said at a news conference at the scene late Tuesday.