Toddler dies after being hit by car in Pawtucket

A relative said 16-month-old Maxwell Teixeira was struck by his dad's car.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A 16-month-old boy who was accidentally backed over by his father’s car in Pawtucket earlier this week has succumbed to his injuries.

City police confirmed Friday that Maxwell Teixeira passed away at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Teixeira was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after he wandered behind his father’s car and was struck.

Police called the incident a tragic accident, but continue to investigate.

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