Mother, 9-year-old son hit by pickup truck in Bridgeport

UPDATE: News 8 has learned that the 9-year-old boy involved in this accident has been upgraded to serious-but-stable condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) –A woman is dead and her 9-year-old boy is in the hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck while they attempted to cross the street.

The accident happened at the intersection of John Street and West Avenue in Bridgeport. The woman, 41-year-old Carmen Martinez, was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital where she later died. Her son was first taken to Bridgeport Hospital before being transported to Yale-New Haven in critical condition.

The driver of the pick-up truck, 70-year-old Jospeh Frazier of Berkley Massachusetts, stayed on the scene and is being questioned by police.

Police said he was cooperating.