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* Nelson Wei-5-Year-Old Was Run Over By A Teacher At Elite Chinese School Cupertino Sherriff’s Are Seeking Witnesses

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The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is seeking witnesses in a collision at a Cupertino childcare center last month in which a 5-year-old boy was struck and killed.A teacher at Elite Chinese School hit and ran over Nelson Wei minutes after she picked him up from Lincoln Elementary School on the afternoon of Oct. 15, according to Sgt. Rick Sung.Wei was one of four boys she had picked up from Lincoln Elementary School to drop off at Elite Chinese School, an after-school childcare center on De Anza Boulevard where she taught, Sung said. When the teacher parked the car alongside a curb in the parking lot of the school, three boys got out of the car and made their way to the entrance. But Wei, who had been sitting in the front passenger seat, did not make it that far. The teacher hit him with her Acura sport utility vehicle as he crossed in front of the car and then drove about 30 to 40 feet before a boy who had remained in the car told her somebody was underneath the car. At that point, Sung said Wei had been dragged about 10 to 15 feet before he was disconnected from the car and then run over.Responding paramedics found Wei still breathing and took him to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He died half an hour later.His parents are so devastated,” Sung said.He said it is not known what Wei was doing before he was struck by the car or whether the driver saw him.The driver of the car has only been identified as an adult female. Sung said she was getting paid by parents to provide transportation from their children’s regular schools to the Chinese-language school for after school programs. Sung said the school has since been shut down by the city.It is unknown at this time whether charges will be filed against her, Sung said.The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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