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22-month-old struck, ran over by family vehicle at Forsyth County home

A 22-month-old boy was recovering at Children Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston after he was run over by a family vehicle in Forsyth County.
A 22-month-old boy was recovering at Children Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston after he was run over by a family vehicle in Forsyth County.
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A toddler was struck by a vehicle and ran over Saturday afternoon in Forsyth County, but deputies said the boy is expected to survive.

No charges are anticipated in the incident, which has been ruled an accident, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. And officials have not released the name of the child or his father, who was the driver.

Around 1 p.m. deputies responded to a home on Claude Martin Drive after getting a report that a 22-month-old had been struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Robin Regan said.

Investigators said the child had walked out of the garage and stood behind the vehicle as his dad was backing out of the garage. The child was struck by the back bumper and then ran over with the back tire, Regan said.

The father and mother of the child picked him up from underneath the vehicle and immediately drove him to Forsyth County Fire Station 9, where firefighters called a helicopter to have him flown to the hospital, Regan said.

Investigators have not said where the mom was at the time of the incident.

The child was transported by Children’s Health Care Critical Care Helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston where he was treated by the critical care team, officials said.

The child was in stable condition late Saturday night and expected to recover from his injuries, Regan said. The case was investigated by the Crash Investigations Unit and no charges are anticipated in this crash, officials said.