Cop Car Kills Toddler After Letting Family Cross Street

Authorities say that a police van driven by a Bahamas detective hit a 2-year-old boy after stopping to let two adults and another child cross the road.

Police say the officer took the boy to the hospital but that he later died from his injuries. Police say the toddler apparently ran out in front of the van.

Police spokesman Basil Rahming said in a statement Friday that the toddler apparently was trying to catch up with the other people who crossed. The boy's mother, 27-year-old Shantell Johnson, said Jerome Hanna was her only child.

It is the fifth traffic fatality this year on the island of Grand Bahama.