Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah runs over son and kills him on the baby's first birthday while reversing out of driveway
Isaac Ntiamoah is mourning the loss of his little son, after running over the baby boy on his first birthday. The Australian Olympian was reversing his car on his driveway when the tragic accident happened.
The 36-year-old Ntiamoah, was driving his Mitsubishi ASX when he accidentally hit his son Josiah at his Green Valley home in Sydney's west at about 3 pm on Friday, July 12, reports Daily Mail. His wife, Angelina was present at the scene and witnessed the tragedy before rushing the little child to the husband's arms, where he passed away shortly after.
Ntiamoah had been traveling back and forth to his Whitford Road home to organize his son's birthday party. After the accident, the athlete was unable to even communicate the details of the tragedy to the police until Saturday morning because he was in shock, according to reports.
NSW police are still investigating all that went down during the incident which is being treated as a tragic accident so far. Ntiamoah has also undergone mandatory blood and urine tests, while his Mitsubishi was seized by the Crash Investigation Unit for examination. It was returned to the family on July 13.
Loved ones have since visited the family at their home and offered their condolences along with flowers. A neighbor, who has decided to keep their identity undisclosed, told The Sunday Telegraph that Ntiamoah was a "fantastic father" and that Josiah was "a very good little boy".
Ntiamoah had competed in the Australian 4 x 100m relay team and also qualified for the finals at the 2012 London Olympics, where he finished in sixth place. His list of accomplishments also included coming fourth in a relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
"Australia's athletics family is today grieving the loss of Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah's young son," Athletics Australia tweeted, adding: "Our community share their collective thoughts and condolences with Isaac and his family at this terrible time.'" An NSW police spokeswoman has also told Daily Mail Australia: "A report will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of a child who was struck in a driveway at Green Valley."