Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Toddler driver runs down mum

‘A woman is recovering in hospital after her toddler son started her car and pinned her to a brick wall in Melbourne’s outer south-east.

A police spokeswoman said the car was parked in the driveway of the Rowville home, near the entrance to the garage, when the 18-month-old boy started its engine and it moved forward, sandwiching the toddler’s mother between the car and the wall.

The woman, in her early 30s, received pelvic injuries and a possible broken hip in the accident, which occurred at about 5.30 last night. [..]

The accident comes after a television advertisement featuring a toddler driving a car was pulled from the air following complaints it could encourage copycats.’

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