A toddler boy was killed following a vehicle collision that involved an U.S. mail truck, in Tulare County. The postal vehicle accident happened on Friday, April 3, 2015, in Porterville, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon.
The United States Post Office delivery truck was out in the area of Delta Street and Aurora Avenue. The vehicle had stopped at a residence on Delta Street. When the mail truck pulled away from the sidewalk, it hit an 18-month-old child, who has been identified as T.J. Trevino.
Trevino had been playing in the front yard of 481 N. Delta Street, with his family, when witnesses say he ran quickly out into the road. The vehicle then struck him.
Before an ambulance arrived at the scene, it is reported that T.J. was not breathing. The little boy was rushed to Sierra View Medical Center, in Porterville, for treatment. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.