Vehicle reversed into girl, killing her instantly

23 October 2018, 12:00AM

A one-year-old girl died at Lotopa last Friday as a result of a freaky incident where she was run over when a vehicle at home was reversed into her.

The driver has been charged with negligent driving causing death. 

The incident was confirmed by the Police yesterday.

“On Friday 19th October 2018 at 9.40am the Traffic Unit were notified of a death of a 1 year old infant of Lotopa,” the Police said in a statement. 

“Circumstances of the matter indicates that a Mazda van registered number plate, 0317 driven by a male, 31 years old of Lotopa and Aufaga reversed into the 1 year old infant. 

“The vehicle was parked at home and the driver hopped into his car and reversed into the infant standing at the rear of the said vehicle. 

“The toddler sustained serious head injuries and died on her way to the Motootua Hospital.” 

The defendant has been remanded at liberty to sign at Traffic Office every Friday and is scheduled to appear before Court on 30 October 2018. 

23 October 2018, 12:00AM
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