A Christmas parade ended in tragedy in 2011 when a 3-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle, driven by a 21-year-old. The children had participated in the parade, and when it ended ended, the young boy, his older brother and other family members and friends had exited the parade area and were passing in front of an alley near a privately-owned building on their way to a nearby restaurant.
Suddenly, the boys' mother heard her older child scream at her 3-year-old to "Get out of the way!" Then she and the other group members saw the young child being struck with the front right bumper of a vehicle that was driving up the alley.
It was just after 8 p.m. The sun had set three hours earlier, and no public or private street lights illuminated the area. Witnesses alerted the driver the child was underneath the car and she backed up so he could be freed. He was conscious, crying and severely injured.