Police: Car placed in neutral backs over child, 3
LADY LAKE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Police in Lady Lake, Florida say a toddler died from injuries after being backed over by a car.
Officers on Tuesday evening responded to a home, where they discovered a three-year-old girl unresponsive and bleeding at the end of a driveway. The officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived on scene and transported the child to the Leesburg Regional Hospital, where she died.
Police said it appeared a mother and her children -- including one infant and three older children, ages 3, 5, and 7 -- had just returned home from the grocery store, and at some point, one of the children got out of the car without her mother's supervision.
"The mother left the three older children in the vehicle while she brought the infant inside. While the mother was inside the home, the three-year old exited the vehicle and walked behind it. At some point the vehicle transmission was shifted into neutral and subsequently rolled backwards, striking and killing the three-year-old child," read a statement sent to FOX 35 by the Lady Lake Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing.