Two Car Accident Kills Baby in Stroller

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ARLINGTON — A seven month-old-baby was killed in his stroller Thursday following a collision at the intersection of South Cooper and California Avenue in Arlington. Investigators said the baby’s father was pushing his child in the stroller, when one of the cars involved in the accident, jumped the curb where the father and son were standing.
According to witnesses, one of the drivers ran a red light. It’s believed that same driver was texting behind the wheel. Arlington Police could not confirm that information from witnesses, but said they’re conducting a thorough investigation.
“Our officers will thoroughly investigate everything that transpired this morning in that location,” Cheryel Carpenter with APD said.
“As soon as they know for sure what happened appropriate action will be taken.”
Details do very little to comfort the pain the Bingenheimer family is now experiencing. Police identified the little victim as David Bingenheimer.
“It was just one of the weirdest freak accidents I’ve ever seen,” Alicia Hopkins said.
Hopkins witnessed the horrific accident. “That truck could’ve gone anywhere, it literally went and took the baby right out of his hands.”
Hopkins said passing motorists jumped into action, as a frantic father waited for first responders.
“The poor ladies that were right in front and watched it, and tried to help with the baby,” Hopkins recalled. “I can’t even imagine how they’re gonna be okay. It was the most horrifying thing I’ve ever seen.”
Both drivers involved in the collision and the baby’s father were taken to area hospitals. All were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, a fund has been set up to help the baby’s family. Police said it’s a grim reminder of what can happen when you take your eyes off the road – even for a minute.

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