1-year-old dies after being struck by parent’s vehicle in Aurora

The Aurora shell station where the parent met officers.

AURORA, Colo. — A 1-year-old child died after being struck by their parent’s vehicle in Aurora Friday, police said.

According to the Aurora Police Department, at 10:10 a.m., officers responded to a Shell station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway to reports of a parent calling about their child being struck by their vehicle.

APD said investigators determined the incident happened near South Uravan Street and East Kentucky Avenue, not far from Buckey Air Force Base.

“Initial investigation confirmed that a parent was backing out of their driveway when a 12-month-old child was struck by their vehicle, causing serious injuries.

A statement from Aurora police Saturday shed more light on what happened:

“Immediately after the mother tragically backed over her one year old son, she grabbed her child, placed him in the car, and called 911. The mother then began to drive to the nearest hospital all while still on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. At the direction of the 911 dispatcher, who had already started police and fire, the mother [pulled] into the parking lot of the Shell Gas Station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway. This is where she was met by officers and rescue personnel who began to administer aid to the young boy.

Officers attempted life-saving measures until Aurora Fire Rescue arrived and took the child to a local hospital. The child has since died from their injuries.

APD said this incident appears to be a heartbreaking accident. Detectives will continue to investigate thoroughly to determine if criminal charges are appropriate.

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