A vehicle, driven by a 36-year-old man, fatally struck a 1-year-old boy Monday afternoon in Kapalama, Honolulu police said.
The accident occurred at about 4:40 p.m. in the driveway of 1518 Auld Lane.
Police said the driver was reversing a red 2006 Toyota 4Runner when he hit the child.
The boy was taken by Emergency Medical Services to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition, and died a short time later, police said.
EMS said paramedics performed advance life support while transporting the toddler.
A man who identified himself as the boy’s uncle said a relative was the driver of the SUV.
Neighbors said the family had recently moved into the neighborhood.
Sharon Kodama, who owns several apartments in the area, said one of her tenants saw the accident, and said the boy had been running around the vehicle.
The driver, while reversing, was “gunning the engine,” not realizing the child was under the vehicle’s tires, Kodama said. They heard screams shortly afterward.
Police classified the death as a non-traffic fatality since it occurred on private property.