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Girl, 3, dies after being run over by her mom near Colorado Springs

Posted at 12:35 PM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-02 13:25:04-04

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A 3-year-old girl has died after being run over by a car in her driveway southeast of Colorado Springs.

Colorado State Patrol was notified around 9 a.m. Sunday that a vehicle had hit a pedestrian near Fontaine Boulevard and Lamprey Drive in the Lorson Ranch area southeast of Colorado Springs.

CSP said a 3-year-old girl was seriously injured after being hit in the driveway of her home. She was taken to Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs where she later died from her injuries.

The driver was the girl's 27-year-old mother, according to CSP.

Officials said the mother was repositioning the vehicle in the driveway, and as she was backing up, she stopped to let a car pass. The child unknowingly walked in front of the vehicle, and when the passing vehicle was out of the way, the mother drove forward, hitting the child, according to officials.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been factors in the accident.

The child and her mother have not been identified at this time.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with additional details on the incident.