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Teen hit and killed by truck in Anaheim while pushing disabled car

April 25, 2012 |  7:37 am

Police in Anaheim were investigating Wednesday the death of a 17-year-old boy killed after he was struck by a pickup truck as he helped pushed a car down the road.

The boy was helping push an inoperable Honda Civic in the 8000 block of West Cerritos about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in preparation for street sweeping when he was struck from behind by the Honda Ridgeline, said Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department.

A man who was helping push was able to avoid being hit by the truck, but the boy was pinned between the two cars, Dunn said.

One of the boy’s legs was severed by the impact. He was taken to a hospital where he later died, Dunn said.

A woman who was steering the vehicle suffered head injuries and was in critical condition but expected to survive.

The cause of the crash was under investigation. It is unclear how fast the truck was traveling, Dunn said. No charges have been filed against the pickup driver.  

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