Police in Brighton, Illinois say a 2-year-old, run over by his mother Tuesday evening, is recovering at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. The toddler sustained a head injury while the child's mother backed out of the driveway of a home in the 500 block of West Center Street around 5:30 p.m.
A medical helicopter flew the child to St. Louis - where police say the toddler is in stable condition.
Police say it appears the incident was accident.
The case has been referred to the Department of Children and Family Services and the state's attorney's office office for review.
According to the non-profit group Safe Kids, 7,475 children between the ages of one and 14 years were treated for non-fatal motor vehicle back over injuries in emergency departments between 2001 and 2003.
Forty seven percent of back-overs occurred at home: www.safekids.org/our-work/research/fact-sheets/in-and-around-cars-fact-sheet.html
Sunday, a six-year-old girl in Pontoon Beach was killed when she was accidentally struck by a truck backing out of a driveway: www.kmov.com/news/just-posted/Six-year-old-killed-in-biking-accident--90633129.html