On November 30, 2009, at 8:20 a.m., officers responded to the area of Northgate Boulevard and Wilson Avenue regarding a hit and run accident. Officers arrived and determined that a 4-year-old boy had been struck by a vehicle exiting the parking lot of Smythe Academy. The boy was on his way to school, riding his scooter, with his older brother and his grandmother. The vehicle dragged the boy several feet before fleeing south on Northgate Blvd. Emergency medical personnel responded and transported the boy to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The vehicle was described as a newer, dark colored sedan, possibly a Maxima, and may have front end damage. The driver was described as a man with a dark complexion.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this incident to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or call the traffic detectives directly at (916) 808-6030. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.