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February 06, 2014  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run near bus stop


NEW ORLEANS — A 6-year-old boy was killed and a suspect was later arrested in a hit-and-run near a school bus stop here on Monday.

The boy, his 9-year-old sister and two other children were crossing a street in the crosswalk on their way to the bus stop around 7 a.m. when the driver of a gray Honda Crosstour struck the siblings and fled the scene.

The boy died at the hospital; his sister had non-life threatening injuries. The other two children were not struck or injured in the incident.

New Orleans police officers located the vehicle and identified the driver as Arthur Toledano, 22. Around 12:30 p.m., Toledano was arrested at his home and booked on charges of manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, hit-and-run and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Toledano was previously arrested for traffic violations and warrants.

“We are extremely saddened by the loss of this young life, but I’m extremely happy that our traffic investigators acted very swiftly with the evidence they received in making this arrest,” said Ronal Serpas, superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Please be careful. One second can change lives forever.

Jessica    |    Feb 07, 2014 11:44 AM

Whomever: As a follow-up, please find out if and when the decedent's family engage an attorney, and if they do, would you extend the courtesy of sending it to me, @[email protected] I've been involved in over 60 crossing cases, and find this one not so unlike most of them (other than the motorist dashing away). Also, if you wish some follow-up insights into this type of accident, please contact me at the above e-mail address, or via the phone number on my website ( Thank you. Ned Einstein

Ned Einstein    |    Feb 06, 2014 07:36 PM

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