Child killed after family on bike ride hit by car, Altamonte Springs police say

A 4-month-old boy was killed Sunday when a car jumped the curb onto the sidewalk and hit a family of three biking down Maitland Boulevard, police said.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A child was killed Sunday when a car jumped the curb onto the sidewalk and hit a family of three bicycle riding on Maitland Boulevard in Altamonte Springs, police said.

Police initially reported the child to be a 4-month-old boy, but later sent a correction saying the child was an 18-month-old girl.

Police said the parents were on bikes near Eden Park Road with the father towing the baby in a bike trailer behind him just before 8 p.m. Sunday.

The father remains in critical condition, while the mother is recovering after having surgery, police said.

“It’s a terrible scene. It's a terrible thing for the families and also for all the officers that responded here tonight and had to see the tragedy,” said Evelyn Estevez with the Altamonte Springs Police Department.

Police said they don’t know why the driver veered onto the sidewalk, but that she is cooperating with the investigation.

"This is a difficult time for the family as they deal with the death of a little girl and the injured who remain at the hospital," APD said in a news release.

The names of those involved have not been released. No charges have been filed.

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