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Girl, 2, run over by pickup in Manteca

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Girl, 2, run   over by pickup  in Manteca

A Medi-flight helicopter is ready to airlift a 2-year-old who was run over by her parents’ pickup truck (at home to the right of the photo) in the Kensington Place neighborhood.


POSTED May 20, 2013 12:15 a.m.

A two-year-old child is recovering at Children’s Hospital in Oakland after being run over by her parents’ pick-up truck. The vehicle was parked in the family’s driveway at Alfonso Lane in Manteca shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The status of the child is unknown as of press time; however, a Manteca Police spokesman said the child was “alert and crying” when officers arrived at the scene. According to preliminary investigations, only one of the white pick-up’s tires ran over the child.

Preliminary reports pieced together by Manteca police also indicated that it appeared the mother was taking something out of the vehicle when “something disengaged” and the vehicle started rolling backwards down the slightly slanting driveway. The child who was outside at the time was then run over by just one of the tires.

The father of the child, who was at work at the time, was picked up by one of the neighbors and brought him home, according to one witness.

Another neighbor, Jason Hodges, who was the one who called 911, said it appeared the child “was OK.” He said he did not actually see the incident happen but that his 13-year-old “saw the very end of what happened.”

Another witness, who is also a neighbor, Don Gall, took pictures of the red Medi-flight helicopter which alighted in the Kensington residential subdivision park to transport the injured child. It is the triangle neighborhood bounded by Highway 99, Louise Avenue, and Cottage Avenue.

Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Contact Rose Albano Risso at or at (209) 249-3536.

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