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Food Truck Strikes Children, Killing 1

ATLANTA, GA – An accident involving two boys has left one of them dead.

The incident happened late Thursday night on Eloise Court in southeast Atlanta. The driver of a Dyan Food truck, a convenience store on wheels, had stopped at Eloise Court around 9:15 p.m. Thursday to make the rounds in the southeast Atlanta neighborhood.

Police said the boys were hanging onto a food wagon when the driver started pulling away and ran the children over.

“The driver asked the children to get off the vehicle. He asked the parents to assist in getting the children back,” Capt. Van Hobbs with the Atlanta Police Department said.

Investigators say when the truck started moving the kids jumped off. They believe the driver accidently ran over them.

“One of the parents said ‘You just struck my child.’ He stopped and backed up and that’s when a second child was struck,”

Medics rushed a 10-year-old to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The other child’s great grandmother said a 7-year-old injured his legs arms and back.

People who live in the neighborhood say they sympathize with the parents and the children, but they said they also felt sorry for the driver, who they said is well-liked and has served this community for years.

“The community ought to be thankful that he does what he does because a lot of people don’t have transportation to be able to feed their kids. He provides a service and he’s a blessing to the community,” Rico Eady said.

Police are not releasing the names of the children.

Police said the incident is still under investigation and so far no charges have been filed.

Mobile Cuisine Magazine sends out our deepest sympathies to the families of those involved.


MIRAMAR— A woman was hurt when her mobile lunch truck rolled over on Miramar Parkway early Wednesday.

The accident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. in westbound lanes near the busy intersection with Monarch Boulevard.

Orlando Sanchez said his wife, Maribel, was driving west on Miramar Parkway, heading for Okeechobee Road in Miami-Dade County to sell food to industrial workers. Suddenly a Honda van turned in front of her truck, he said.

She swerved while trying to avoid hitting the van, and the truck flipped onto its side, said Sanchez, who was at the couple’s home in Miramar at the time.

Maribel Sanchez was taken to a local fire-rescue station and later flown to Memorial Regional Hospital, her husband said. Her condition was not immediately available.

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Jose Goncalves, owner of “Joe’s Cafe”, was standing outside of his food  truck near Park and 7th St., in Newark, NJ, when a speeding car slammed into them last Thursday morning.

He was taken to University Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead shortly before 9 a.m., said Katherine Carter, spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

At the time of the accident Goncalves was speaking with his wife, Vania, who was also hit by the car, but not injured. No charges have yet been filed for the driver, from East Orange, who was being treated for shock at the scene.

A police investigation is ongoing.

Mobile Cuisine Magazine sends out our thoughts and best wishes to Mr. Gonclaves’ friends and family.


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