HOUSTON—A three-year-old girl died Friday after being run over by her father's truck, according to the Precinct Four Constable’s Office.
Around 1:45 p.m., authorities received a 911 call from a residence on the 11300 block of Ericston. A father at the residence was backing out of the driveway when he ran over the child.
The father and another adult rushed the girl to St. Luke’s Hospital at the Vintage. Lifeflight was called, but the child was pronounced dead before it ever arrived.
Investigators currently do not believe that the father was doing anything reckless at the time of the accident and are calling it an accident.
According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as many as five small children are killed each week in backovers.