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Woman Charged After Running Over Son In School Parking Lot

December 15, 2018 - 12:21 pm

BELMONT, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - A western Michigan woman is facing criminal charges after police say she ran over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school.

Tiffany Kosakowski, 36,  was arraigned Friday in Kent County with second-degree child abuse and reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function, according to court records. She was released on a $10,000 personal-recognizance bond.

Prosecutors charged Kosakowski after reviewing police reports about the incident, which left her son hospitalized in critical condition.

The third-grader was run over Tuesday in the Chandler Woods Charter Academy's parking lot in Belmont. Video from the school's surveillance system shows the child hanging from the passenger side from door handle as Kosakowski drove away before losing his grip, according to police. He was run over by the passenger side rear tire of the vehicle.

Police say the boy's head and torso were injured by the vehicle. He remains hospitalized. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.