Child run over by reversing car by his own father
CHENNAI: A two-and-half-year old boy was run over in Mangadu on Friday by a reversing car driven by his father.
Lokeshwaran was playing outside his home when the accident took place. Lokeshwaran's father Vicky, a car driver, had parked his Tata Indica inside the compound at night.
In the morning, Vicky had seen Lokeshwaran in a neighbour's house a couple of minutes before he started the car. As he was reversing it, he did not notice the child running to the house on hearing the sound, said police. He was standing behind the vehicle, fell down and was run over.
Hearing his screams, Vicky stopped the car and with some neighbours took the child to a nearby hospital. He was referred to Children's Hospital in Egmore, where he was declared brought dead. Poonamallee traffic investigation police registered a case.