Father drives over toddler

2012-08-02 12:06
Pretoria paramedics tried in vain to save a two-year-old girl whose father had accidentally driven over her at the family’s home.

According to Xander Loubser, manager of Best Care Ambulance Services, he and his team were at the casualty department of the Muelmed Hospital in Arcadia on Tuesday when a woman came running in with her child in her arms, begging for help, Beeld reported today.

Paramedics tried for half an hour to resuscitate the girl, but she died.

Brigadier Wiseman Mthembu, station commander at the Sunnyside police station, told Beeld that the child’s father had turned into the driveway at the block of flats where the family lived, and failed to see his child, who ran behind the car.

A case of culpable homicide has been opened.