Horror as two-year-old boy dies after 'mum reverses over him coming out of driveway at at family home' | The Sun

Horror as two-year-old boy dies after 'mum reverses over him coming out of driveway at at family home' | The Sun

A BOY has died after his mum reversed over him coming out of the family home, it was reported.

The two-year-old died at the scene of the tragedy, which happened at around 3pm, police said.

A witness claimed it was the toddler's mother who ran the little boy over by “accident” at the family’s home in Port Cook, in Melbourne, Australia.

“I watched (the mother) and that's what hit me the most, seeing her pain really got to me,” they told Daily Mail Australia.

“I can't stop thinking about it, she was hysterical. The police had to pull her out of the way when trying to resuscitate him.”

Police said they do not expect anyone to be charged over the accident. 

A similar tragedy happened back in 2020 at a home in Perth, Western Australia.

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Another toddler was accidentally run over and killed by her mum in the driveway of their home.

Neighbours reported hearing piercing screams from both parents after the tragic accident.

The car was reversing in the driveway of their home when the incident occurred, new.com.au reported at the time.

Neighbours told the network they heard a piercing screaming and yelling from both parents following the incident.

Images show a four-wheel-drive being taken away from the scene.

“This is a terrible tragedy. We need the community to get behind this family. This is an awful situation to be in," Scott Phillip, the CEO of child injury and accident prevention organization KidSafe WA said today.

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"We really need to make sure where the children are before a vehicle moves.

"Children are very inquisitive and they explore and they want to be with the parent who's in the car."

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