Man Runs Over 3-Year-Old Daughter in Driveway in Escambia County, Florida
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report published online at wkrg.com, a man ran over his 3-year-old daughter in the driveway of their home in Escambia County, Florida. The news report states that the child died from her injuries. Authorities are still investigating the incident.*
The accident occurred at a residence in Escambia County. Florida Highway Patrol and WKRG report that a man was pulling out of his driveway on Brenda Avenue, by 61st Avenue, and somehow struck his 3-year-old daughter who was in the driveway. Troopers reported that the child was dragged by the vehicle to the road.
WKRG reports that the child sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not clear at this time what caused the accident. The news report did not say what type of vehicle the man was driving. Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating, and WKRG reports that charges are pending.
The organization KidsandCars.org says that these types of back-over accidents are unfortunately not rare in the United States. Every single week, 50 children in the U.S. are struck by reversing vehicles. The majority of these accidents involve parents or relatives, usually those driving a truck or SUV that sits higher off the ground.
Often, these accidents take place when children follow parents or relatives outside without the adults knowing. The child then is not seen or heard while the driver reverses, and the driver backs into the child. KidsandCars.org says back-up cameras are an important tool to install on vehicles in order to prevent these accidents.
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Source:http://www.kidsandcars.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Backover-fact-sheet-FINAL.pdf and https://www.wkrg.com/news/northwest-florida/breaking-child-hit-killed-by-car-in-escambia-county-fl/2004117217