A 6-year-old boy has died after he and his father were hit by a vehicle over the weekend in Westwood, Massachusetts.
The family said Eddie Thompson died on Tuesday morning. He and his father, Rob, were hit by a car around 2:30 p.m on Sunday near the intersection of Pond Street and Lakeshore Drive.
"All of us in the Westwood Public Schools are tremendously saddened by this tragic loss," Westwood School Superintendent Emily Parks said in a statement. "Eddie was a wonderful, loving friend and classmate and our community will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thompson family during this difficult."
The family said Rob Thompson "remains hospitalized and has a lengthy recovery ahead of him."
A vigil will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the family said, also asking for space and privacy during this difficult time.
Police have said the crash appeared to be accidental in nature. The driver's name has not been released. It's unclear if there will be any charges.
The driver of the vehicle involved reportedly told a neighbor she couldn't see the pair due to the glare from the sun, the neighbor told reporters.
Neighbors used the family pet's dog tags to contact their mother, say police.
Witnesses to the crash said a trauma doctor happened to be just a few cars behind. The doctor rushed over to the victims and held the child's neck until paramedics arrived.