Authorities said that a 6-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday when the SUV he was riding in crashed with a sedan at an intersection in the Kensington neighborhood.
According to the San Diego Police Department, the kid was in a safety seat in the rear of a southbound Jeep Grand Cherokee when it was struck by an eastbound Hyundai Sonata at Adams Avenue and Biona Drive just before 8 a.m.
The SUV flipped after the collision and came to rest on a fire hydrant. Emergency personnel extricated the youngster from the wrecked car and transported him to a hospital, where he was later declared dead, according to SDPD Sgt. Victoria Houseman.
The victim’s 45-year-old father, who was operating the Jeep, and his 8-year-old sister, who was seated in a child seat next to him, were not hurt, the sergeant reported. According to Houseman, the Hyundai’s 20-year-old driver was only slightly hurt.