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Ice cream man attacked after his truck hits, kills 7-year-old

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.

Officer Nuria Venegas, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman, says the truck hit the child shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and he later died at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Police say the child had been riding alongside the truck, and the collision was an accident.

"I walked outside. He was lying on the ground bleeding, so I just tried to comfort the family 'cause they was screaming," witness Linda Black told CBS Los Angeles. "It's really sad because I have a kid that is younger than he is."

"He's well-loved around here," neighbor Jackie Johnson said.

Venegas says a crowd then attacked the ice cream truck driver, but he only received bruises.

The driver told police bricks were thrown at his truck and someone threatened him with a knife.

The identities of the boy and driver haven't been released. It's unclear who attacked the driver.

Police say the driver will not be charged.

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