15-month-old child crushed to death after crawling out of his mother’s shop

Police have arrested a motorist for crushing a 15-month-old child to death along the DLA Road, Asaba, Delta State.

Eyewitnesses claimed that the toddler’s mother didn’t know when he crawled out of the shop and was under the car which killed the child on Monday February 21.

Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the accident on Tuesday February 22. He said;

“Yes, it was an accident; a child of one year and few months died. The driver wanted to enter a compound after opening the gate to the compound, not knowing that the child crawled under the vehicle and he ran the child over.

“The mother of deceased’s shop is close to the gate. The suspect is currently in detention and investigation is ongoing.”

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