OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities rushed to southwest Oklahoma City on Thursday afternoon following an accident involving a pedestrian.
Shortly before 5 p.m., officers were called to the 1300 block of S.W. 59th St. after learning about a car hitting the pedestrian in the area.
The pedestrian turned out to be a five-year-old child.
"I didn't see the collision happen, but I heard it, " said KaBreanna Golden, who lives in the same apartment complex. "The little boy was on the ground and he was crying. Then he just stopped breathing."
Officials decided to shut down S.W. 59th St. at Blackwelder and at Pennsylvania Ave. while they investigated the accident.
Police say a group of children was playing on the side of the street, when the boy stepped into traffic. A Nissan Maxima traveling on the inside, eastbound lane hit him.
It's not clear if the children were supervised.
"It was just a devastating, tragic situation, because it could have been my kids," said Golden.
District Chief Benny Fulkerson with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said the child suffered "significant injuries."
The child, a 5-year-old boy, was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Around 5:30 p.m., the boy was pronounced dead.
Officials performed CPR on him all the way to the hospital but, once they arrived, it was determined he would not survive.
"Me as a parent, that could have been my five year old. It hurts and seeing his mom when she got here hurts. It was just a devastating, tragic situation because it could have been my kids," said Golden.
The driver is currently in custody and could face traffic-related charges.