If there was anything that could do my head in, it would be being guilty of something like this. Her Dad may not be to blame, but to not bash your head on a brick wall until you were unconscious would be difficult. While I can't remember why, a couple of weeks ago I became very alert to the fact that I need to be careful when reversing in out carpark for this very reason. Post surgery I was using mirrors when reversing, but I can now turn around and see behind me. Story from The Age. I expect distraught might be an understatement.
A toddler has died after she was run over in the driveway of her family home in Victoria’s north this morning.
Police say the 18-month-old girl’s father was reversing down his driveway in Euroa when he struck the child just before 10am.
The girl’s distraught parents called triple-0, however paramedics were unable to revive the girl, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Ashley Mason said the father had been out in the morning and stopped in at his Mansfield Road home for a short visit.
The tragic accident occurred as he was pulling out again.
‘‘The family is absolutely distraught, as you can imagine,’’ Sergeant Mason said.
The Benalla Highway Patrol will investigate the circumstances of the collision, including how the child came to be behind the vehicle.A report will be prepared for the coroner.