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20-Month-Old Girl Accidentally Run Over By Car In Driveway

July 18, 2018 - 12:25 pm

PONTIAC (WWJ) - A 20-month-old girl is in critical condition after Oakland County authorities say she was run over by a car.

The tragic accident happened Wednesday morning, in the 100 block of Warwick Dr. in Pontiac.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the child's mother was putting air in her vehicle's tire. While she wasn't looking, the child walked away and was run over by a neighbor who was backing out of a driveway. 

"At this point, it just looks like she was working on her car and the daughter just wandered instantaneously - just a little bit on the other side of the car. So, it's not something, at this point, that appears negligent but again we are going to investigate it," said Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.

The girl, who was not breathing immediately following the incident, was taken by EMS to Royal Oak Beaumont hospital after paramedics were able to get a pulse. 

"She fell, I think, on the grass or in the street and then she was just laying there," said neighbor Jermaine Taylor who witnessed the accident. 

Later, the sheriff's office said the toddler was listed in critical condition. 

An investigation by the OCSO is ongoing. The child's name was not released.