ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The child that was struck by a car on Tuesday evening in southeast Albuquerque has died. The 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and was previously known to be in critical condition after the incident that happened around 4:54 p.m. on Lead Avenue and Montclaire Drive near Carlisle Boulevard.

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The Albuquerque Police Department reported that the boy was walking westbound on the north sidewalk of Lead Ave. Police state that according to witnesses, the child was seen walking by himself and the witnesses stopped, trying to get the boy’s attention to get him away from the roadway as it wasn’t safe.

While doing so, witnesses state the boy all of a sudden turned to his left, stepping into the roadway where he was struck by a black Dodge Charger. Witnesses report that the Charger hit the brakes but was unable to stop in time, hitting the boy.

The child was then taken to UNMH. Authorities say alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash and at this time there are no pending charges.

KRQE News 13 asked APD where the boy’s parents were and if they could face charges for letting the boy wander around a busy street alone. They say the Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating that aspect and they are also working with CYFD.