Boy Killed by Car Hours After Dad's Funeral
Carder Brown ran toward his mother, got hit by van
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2014 9:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A double tragedy in Chester, Pennsylvania, yesterday, where a toddler was hit and killed by a car after returning from his father's funeral. Police say 4-year-old Carder Brown jumped out of a parked vehicle and ran toward his mother, but was hit by a van as he crossed the street. The driver stayed at the scene, and authorities aren't expecting to file any charges over the accident, MyFox Philly reports. The boy's father, Derrick Brown, was shot last week less than four miles from the scene of his son's death, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports; his family says he was on the way home from work when he got caught in the crossfire of a shooting.

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Apr 13, 2014 6:09 PM CDT
"Would you know my name if I saw you in Heaven?"
Apr 13, 2014 4:15 PM CDT
1 question is Was he in a car seat?
Apr 13, 2014 3:11 PM CDT
Thank God the poor guy who hit the kid hadn't had a few beers, or he would have been charged with vehicular homicide, adding tragedy to tragedy. I know folks shouldn't drink and drive, ever, but being charged with a crime for an accident that wasn't your fault is just ludicrous, and the laws should be changed.