An unthinkable mistake any grandparent could make 33



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Jamie Ellison got a call that would shake him to his core – his son had been run over. But the twist here is far sadder, and a huge reminder for all grandparents….

He was taking his daughters to school and as he backed out of the driveway, he waved goodbye to his 15-month-old son who was in the doorway. Less than half an hour later, he received a frantic call from his girlfriend that their son had been run over.

Jamie then made a public appeal for information for whoever ran over his son, but in a shocking twist, police recovered CCTV footage that showed Jamie was in fact the culprit of the hit and run.

He admitted via Facebook, “Yes it was me ….I just didn’t see him or feel a bump my 2 daughters in the car also didn’t see or hear him… imagine how I feel right now to be told that I accidentally ran over my own son……think about that.

“That guilt will be with me forever”.

The 15-month-old boy was left lying in the road and was discovered by a passer-by after his father sadly drove over him, reports the Mirror.

In a stroke of wonderful luck, the little boy is doing well and Mr Ellison said, “Thank you guys the little man is doing so well ….sat on my lap eating and chatting away……thank you for not being so quick to judge”.

It serves as a huge reminder to never reverse your car without checking to see where the children are – far too many children are run over in their own driveways every year.



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  1. How? Surely we have heard this tragic story over and over again. How many times do we have to hear it before we all take the bloody time to check where our babies are before we back out of the drive?

  2. I am somewhat paranoid when my grandchildren or any kids are about and was the same with my own children.

  3. When I bought an older car without a reversing camera, I promptly had one installed. With 12 young grandkids, I needed to know they were safe. Obviously it helps in other situations too, but that’s why I had it fitted.

  4. When my kids were little I was paranoid about this happening because one of my neighbours did this, it was really sad, I’m so glad that my car and many others have reversing cameras on them which I think should be on every car regardless of make or model.

  5. Boy kids move fast! Glad to hear this little guy is gonna make it!

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    • Thery certainly do, Mary, but as Ellie said, if you can’t see them don’t drive. Do well, young man.

  6. It would be an horrific thing to happen and thank goodness this little boy is doing well,but the old adage “you have to have eyes in the back of your head ” couldn’t be truer when there is a mix of grand kids and cars.

  7. What a relief for him, good reminder for everybody to make sure the kids are inside out of the way.

  8. A good idea is to install a reversing camera if your car doesn’t have one. We used to have a van with a huge blind spot to its rear I hated having to reverse that particularly near kids. Kids are so fast you think you have them all rounded up and while you are talking or interacting with one another has shot away

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