Child Struck by Car in Buffalo Dies

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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Child Struck by Car in Buffalo Dies

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Buffalo Police have confirmed with Eyewitness News that an 8-year-old boy who was hit by a car after running into the street Friday afternoon, has died from injuries sustained in that accident.

The boy was struck by a car at the corner of Niagara Street and Porter Avenue just after 5:00p.m. Friday afternoon.

He reportedly ran into the street and was struck by a passing vehicle.

The driver stopped after hitting the child. The boy was then rushed to the hospital.

According to police, an investigation continues into the accident. The child has been identified as Philbert Tumaini of Niagara Street. Charges are pending against the driver of the car.