ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say a 2-year-old boy died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a car outside an Albertville home.
Albertville Police received an emergency call around 3:30 p.m. about an unresponsive child at a home on Diane Street.
Officers say Brayden Lukas Daniel was in the front yard, behind the rear bumper of a Ford Explorer.
One veteran officer administered CPR but was unable to revive the boy, and told WHNT News 19 it was difficult for him not to cry while looking at the scene.
An ambulance with a police escort took Lukas to Marshall Medical Center South in Boaz, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Assistant Chief Jamie Smith described the collision as unfortunate and a freak accident.
They are not sure what led to the collision, but said it appears the driver, a family member, may have been leaving the home and did not see the child.
Lukas’ parents are Misty and Jeremiah Daniel. A memorial fund has been established at Cadence Bank in Albertville to help the family afford funeral costs.