3-Year-Old Dies After 'Freak Accident,' Car Rolled Back in Driveway Where He Was Playing
He was in the intensive care unit for four days.
A 3-year-old boy has died after a car rolled down his grandfather’s driveway and hit him.
Nicholas Minor was playing at his grandfather’s house in Ohio when the 2000 Grand Marquis car that was parked in the driveway started rolling backwards.
John Marshall, 48, had come to sell Nicholas’ grandfather, Mark Minor, the vehicle and put a brick behind its wheel to prevent it from rolling back, according to reports. When Marshall put the car in gear to start it, however, it speedily rolled down the hill.
Nicholas' grandfather tried to push the toddler out of the way, but they were both hit and taken to the hospital, according to reports.
Nicholas died of his injuries Wednesday after fighting for his life in intensive care.
The boy's grandfather remains in the hospital.
No charges have been filed as police ruled the tragedy a "freak accident."
Friends of the family have started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs.
"No one plans to bury their baby and costs of doing so can be overwhelming," Ammie Smith Kennedy wrote on the page.
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