Gainesville toddler dies in traffic accident

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A Gainesville 3-year-old rolled a scooter into the street and was fatally struck by a passing truck, according to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD). 

GPD says the accident occurred just after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening in the 4100 block NE 15th Street, which is just west of Ironwood Golf Club and the Gainesville Regional Airport. 

According to a press release, numerous GDP units and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene and administered CPR. Gainesville Fire Rescue/Alachua County Fire Rescue also responded and attempted life-saving measures, but the child later died at UF Health Shands. 

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GPD did not name the victim or the driver of the vehicle but said the investigation is ongoing. Authorities have made no arrests. 

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