A Brooklyn girl, on summer vacation with her grandparents, was struck by a car as she ran toward the sound of a Queens' ice cream truck. The 6-year-old suffered severe injuries and died less than a week after the accident.
Court papers say the accused driver's Mitsubishi Montero struck the child as she darted out onto 104th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. The driver claimed he did not see the child run into the street. Speeding was not a factor in the accident, but alcohol use was.