Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Father Accidentally Runs Over, Kills Toddler

Motorists should be careful in maneuvering the vehicle even in their own driveway especially when children are around. They should always check the rear-view and side mirrors to see if anyone is obstructing the path.

A 32-year-old father should have been more cautious as it could have prevented the recent death of his 23-month-old son.

Reports show that Armando Medina was driving a vehicle in front of his residence with his 4-year-old son shortly before noon to accommodate another vehicle that was pulling out of his driveway. He then reportedly thought he hit a speed bump but continued going until he heard his neighbors screaming.

It is very likely that Medina didn’t notice that his youngest son, Alexis, was standing in front of the vehicle before he drove off. Alexis was rushed to a local hospital. Unfortunately, he was declared dead after sustaining severe head injuries.

Sadly, this tragic accident proves that no child is safe when left unsupervised. A lot of accidents similar to this have happened before and will continue taking young lives unless parents will be more careful at keeping their children in sight.

Everyone is a victim in this tragedy. Mr. Medina may blame himself for it but these accidents really do happen. The least he could do now is to be more careful so that his other children will be safer.

Aside from car accidents, children are also likely to be involved in fall accidents, drowning, and electrocution. Keep them safe by keeping them supervised at all times.