El Sobrante 4-year-old boy dies after tragic accident in Benicia parking lot

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A 4-year-old El Sobrante boy was killed and a 13-year-old boy injured after they were struck by a vehicle in a tragic parking lot accident in Benicia on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Benicia police responded at 4:45 p.m. to the Benicia Senior Center at 187 E. L St. and found 4-year-old Mahady Qadir suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased at 5:24 p.m., police said. The 13-year-old’s injuries were minor.

The boys were guests at a birthday celebration at the senior center. The accident was caused when a 12-year-old boy went into a vehicle to charge a cellphone. Somehow the car was put in reverse and struck the two children, according to the preliminary investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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