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Monday, May 11, 2009

Alpharetta Toddler Hit, killed By Father's Car


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We received many inquiries about the helicopters above Crabapple earlier this evening. We believe the following occured in Danbury Park off of Mayfield. Credit for the information below goes to wsb-tv.

Posted: 6:50 pm EDT May 11, 2009Updated: 9:25 pm EDT May 11, 2009

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An 18-month-old child has died after he was hit by his father's vehicle on Bascomb Farm Road in Alpharetta Monday evening, Channel 2 Action News has confirmed.
The boy was transported to North Fulton Hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials said the child and his three siblings were in the front yard with their mother playing Monday evening when their father pulled up in his truck. Somehow, the 18-month-old ran in front of his father's truck without the man seeing him. The father knew he hit something, but didn't realize it was his son until he got out of the car, police said.

George Gordon with the Alpharetta Police Department called the incident "a terrible tragedy."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pray for this family in their time of incredible sorrow and loss.