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2-year-old boy dies after being struck by vehicle in Avondale

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. Avondale PD are investigating what led up to the incident.
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AVONDALE, Ariz. — A two-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle in Avondale Saturday evening.

Avondale Fire Department said crews responded to a call around 7:05 p.m. in the area of West Davis Lane and South 109th Avenue.

The boy was transported to the hospital for treatment but sadly died from his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene. The Avondale Police Department is now investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates.

Driving Safety Tips: 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 

  • Avoid distractions while driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 

  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 

  • Stay extra aware in work zones 

  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous 

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said. 

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