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Ice cream truck hits, kills 7-year-old boy in Los Angeles, prompting crowd to attack driver

  • Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ice cream truck, in South Los Angeles. The driver of the ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed the boy and was taken to a police station for his protection. The child had been riding the bike alongside the ice cream truck when he apparently slipped, was caught under a rear wheel and run over, Sgt. Timothy Colson said. The collision was an accident, and the driver has not been charged, police said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ice cream truck, in South Los Angeles. The driver of the ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed the boy and was taken to a police station for his protection. The child had been riding the bike alongside the ice cream truck when he apparently slipped, was caught under a rear wheel and run over, Sgt. Timothy Colson said. The collision was an accident, and the driver has not been charged, police said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ice cream truck, in South Los Angeles. The driver of the ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed the boy and was taken to a police station for his protection. The child had been riding the bike alongside the ice cream truck when he apparently slipped, was caught under a rear wheel and run over, Sgt. Timothy Colson said. The collision was an accident, and the driver has not been charged, police said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ice cream truck, in South Los Angeles. The driver of the ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed the boy and was taken to a police station for his protection. The child had been riding the bike alongside the ice cream truck when he apparently slipped, was caught under a rear wheel and run over, Sgt. Timothy Colson said. The collision was an accident, and the driver has not been charged, police said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.

Officer Nuria Venegas, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman, says the truck hit the child shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and he later died at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Police say the child had been riding alongside the truck, and the collision was an accident.

Venegas says a crowd then attacked the ice cream truck driver, but he only received bruises.

The driver told police bricks were thrown at his truck and someone threatened him with a knife.

The identities of the boy and driver haven't been released. It's unclear who attacked the driver.

Police say the driver will not be charged.