Family of 3-Year-Old Struck and Killed Last Summer Speak Out on Lawsuit

July 12, 2018 10:16 PM

Fadumo Kassim and Mohamed Muhamuud lost their 3-year-old son in tragic fashion last summer.

Hamza Mohamed Abdillahi was hit and killed outside his home. He had been dropped off by a driver from "Minnesota Best Childcare Center" in Minneapolis.


Investigators said the driver dropped him off on the other side of the street and didn't walk with him across the street to his home.

RELATED: Family Sues Minneapolis Child Care Center after Death of 3-Year-Old

That's when he was struck.

"I trusted the people or the daycare. I trusted my child with whoever took him here," Kassim said.

"At night, I would put him on my chest for him to sleep on. He was the youngest of the family so he was well taken care of."

RELATED: Minneapolis Child Care Center's License Revoked after DHS Investigation Reconsideration

In December, the state's Department of Human Services revoked the license of the day care. Investigators said the driver had not been properly trained.

But a few months later, DHS overturned that decision. The center is now called Creative Minds Daycare. And according to the DHS website, the license status of the business is "pending reopening."

Hamza's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Neither the attorney for the daycare, nor the driver of the van responded to requests for comment Thursday.


Todd Wilson

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