Boy, 3, dies after being hit by SUV in SW Atlanta

A 3-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of his family’s southwest Atlanta restaurant.

The boy, identified Friday night at Dauda Mangassouba, was hit in a shopping center parking lot in the 3000 block of Campbellton Road shortly before 6 p.m., Atlanta police said.

“The driver was backing out of a parking space, did not see the child and struck the child,” Officer John Chafee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A small riding toy was left under the small SUV that investigators said hit the child.

Dauda was transported by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital, but did not survive, Chafee said.

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No charges have been filed against the driver, who remained at the scene, according to police.

The accident remains under investigation.

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