3-year-old dies after being pinned between car, garage
April 18, 2013 07:18 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A 3-year-old has been killed after her mother accidentally struck her with a vehicle in the family's driveway.
Police responded to a call around 5:49 p.m. to the 3000 block of Anderson Road.
Authorities told Nashville's News 2 that the 36-year-old mother pulled into her driveway and was greeted by her young child.
They stated that the mother opened the door of her Nissan Pathfinder to hug her child and unintentionally hit the accelerator.
Police said the car then crashed into the garage frame and struck her 3-year-old daughter.
"It's a very difficult scenario to investigate. The family is very
upset. This is a tragic accident; there's no indication whatsoever that
this was an intentional act against this child. It does appear that her
foot slipped and inadvertently hit the accelerator," said Don Aaron, PIO
with Metro police.
Investigators are working to determine exactly where the child was at the time of the accident and exactly how she was pinned between the vehicle and garage.
The little girl was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she passed away shortly after.