NEW YORK (WPIX) — A 4-year-old boy was killed Sunday night in the Bronx when the electric scooter he was riding on with his father collided with a car, according to police.
The father and son were heading south on Bailey Avenue near West 193rd Street around 9:20 p.m. when the father tried to pass a sedan heading in the same direction, officials say.
However, as the scooter passed along the left side of the sedan, authorities say that the driver — William Baez — tried to turn left, at which point the vehicle and the scooter collided.
The impact sent the father and son onto a nearby curb, according to authorities. The boy suffered severe head injuries.
First responders rushed the boy, Mario Rosario, to an area hospital, but he could not be saved. However, officials say that neither the father nor the driver of the sedan was seriously injured.
The 24-year-old father, also named Mario Rosario, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of stolen property, police say.
Meanwhile, 52-year-old Baez, who stayed at the scene after the crash, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator.
Investigators are working to determine, among other factors, whether the father and son were wearing helmets, as well as whether the child was standing on the scooter or being held.