Boy, three, died from head injuries he suffered after he was hit by a helmet in an accident with a 3-year-old in a Cleveland park, authorities said.

The toddler’s parents said they believe the helmet was used in an attempt to shield the child from the car, which sped off.

The family was in the area with a friend when the incident occurred on Friday at 10:15 a.m.

A witness told police the boy fell from the vehicle and struck the toddler, according to a news release from the Cleveland Police Department.

The toddler died at the scene, according a police statement.

The child was identified as a Cleveland boy.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.