Toddler dies after being hit by car driven by his mom

Thursday, April 26, 2007

KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- A 15-month-old St. Louis County boy died Wednesday when he was struck by his mother's car as it was backing out of the driveway, police said.

Names have not been released. An investigation continued but Kirkwood police doubted the woman would be charged.

"Everything on our end appears that this is a tragic accident," police spokesman Tom Ballman said.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. Ballman said the woman thought the child was with her husband and out of harm's way. Instead, the boy was behind her in the driveway as she backed out.

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