Horrible boat trailer accident kills 7 year old boy


7-year-old boy run over by boat trailer dies at hospital
The Willamette Park boat ramp in Portland has been closed for several hours as police investigate

Author: Claudia Amezcua
Published: 9:07 PM PDT July 20, 2019
Updated: 11:11 PM PDT July 20, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 7-year-old died at the hospital after he was run over by a boat trailer at Willamette Park in Portland on Saturday.
Portland Police officers were dispatched at about 6:36 pm to the Willamette Park boat ramp, at 6404 Southwest Beaver Avenue, to a report of a boy run over by a boat.

A preliminary investigation showed that that the child was actually run over by the boat trailer, authorities said.

The boy was rushed to the hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has been called out to help with the investigation. The people involved in the incident are cooperating.

The area near the Willamette Park boat ramp is expected to remain closed for several hours while an investigation is conducted and evidence is gathered.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.


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Latest updated reports say the kid was riding in the tongue as they pulled out and up the ramp.

If the kid did this on his own, that poor supervision. If it was known my the driver, well that is even worse supervision.