Two-year-old killed by AC Transit bus

A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a bus in Oakland Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

An Alameda-Contra Costa Transit bus heading north on 35th Avenue near Penniman Avenue hit the child shortly before 2 p.m., police said.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Oakland police are investigating how it happened.

Police said in a statement:

“This is a sad and tragic loss for the family and our community.”

AC Transit spokesman Robert Lyles said the incident involved bus Line 54. Some detours were necessary as 35th Avenue was shut down for the investigation.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Oakland police traffic investigators at (510) 777-8570.