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Toddler run over by family car in north Forsyth

POSTED: May 24, 2014 6:47 p.m.

NORTH FORSYTH -- A 22-month old boy who was run over by a car Saturday afternoon is in stable condition and expected to recover, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. 

Investigators say the boy was struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer as his father was backing out of the garage at their home on Claude Martin Drive in northeastern Forsyth.

The accident occurred about 1 p.m. The child was struck by the rear bumper of the sport utility vehicle and run over by the rear tire, according to the sheriff’s office. 

It appears the boy had walked out of the garage and was standing behind the SUV, where his father could not see him.

According to the sheriff’s office, the boys’ parents drove him to nearby Fire Station 9, where firefighters and emergency personnel began treating him.

He was then flown by helicopter to a children’s hospital in Atlanta.

“Most of the damage [to the child] was done by the bumper,” said Robin Regan, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. “Our traffic specialist investigated and determined there are no charges in the matter. There was no wrongdoing by the parents.”


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