Chicago boy, 3, mowed down by family member while reversing car after she failed to notice him

Chicago boy, 3, mowed down by family member while reversing car after she failed to notice him
The driver felt she had struck something and hence stepped out of the car and found the boy under the vehicle (Screenshot via NBC)

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: A three-year-old boy was killed in a tragic accident after being run over by a family member at Beach Park, Chicago, on Monday, October 10, around 12 pm. The Sheriff's office said that Lake County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence in the 12700 block of West Beach Road for a child who was run over by a vehicle. The incident occurred as the family member moved vehicles for the children to play basketball in the driveway.

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According to The Sun, the boy riding bicycle was not visible to the relative while driving and ended up hitting the little one. Meanwhile, the driver felt she had struck something and hence stepped out of the car and found the boy under the vehicle.

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Though the family members tried giving CPR, it was reportedly in vain. The little boy was taken to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with "extremely critical injuries" and was declared dead, reports CBS. The investigation of the case is ongoing and The Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is in charge of the same. 

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Earlier MEAWW reported an incident in Ireland, where a 21-month-old toddler was killed after being hit by a Jeep while he was on a holiday with his parents in Ireland. The boy, Brandon Thomas Byrne, died after he was hit by the vehicle shortly after 9. am on Friday morning, August 19, outside the village of Ballinagare in Co Roscommon. His family from Clonsilla in Co Dublin had been holidaying in the area at the time and were reportedly asleep when the child left his bed and wandered out of the house and onto the road, Mirror reported. 

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Gardai and emergency services rushed to the scene, but Brandon was pronounced dead a short time later despite best efforts. The collision occurred when a neighboring resident was pulling into his land and didn't see the child. When he realized what had happened, the man immediately alerted the occupants in the adjacent house, who initially thought he was mistaken. The parents then, however, realized Brandon wasn't in bed or anywhere else in the house.

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