Oct. 25, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
A 2-year-old girl was fatally struck by her family’s SUV after she wandered in front of the vehicle in Bayside Sunday night.
The toddler, Leilani Rosales, was standing next to her mother – who was unloading packages from the rear of the SUV outside their house at 38-12 216th St. – when she walked to the front of the vehicle just after 10 p.m., according to police.
The driver of the SUV, who is the mother’s boyfriend, then struck the toddler as he began to pull away from the house in his 2021 Nissan Rogue, police said.
The couple, both aged 23, drove the child to Flushing Hospital but she could not be saved, police said. The girl had severe head trauma.
There are no arrests and police are treating the death as an accident. An investigation is being carried out by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation.