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Mother accidentally runs over child while unloading cases of water

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Tragedy strikes a local family as a mother accidentally runs over her own toddler in the drive of their home.

The mother was backing up when her two-year-old daughter ran out right into the path of the van.

It’s any mother’s worst nightmare and now that little girl is still fighting for her life after being rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

“Our heart goes out to them,” said James Moton, a neighbor of the family. “We kind of look out for them all the time.”

Morton is a father and a grandfather. He said he always tries to look after all the children in his quiet Flint neighborhood. That’s why he feels so bad for his neighbor, a mother whom police said accidentally drove over her two-year-old daughter while trying to unload cases of bottled water.

“With the water situation still in Flint and we have to transport the water,” said Moton. “And of course, she unloading the water that it’s kind of hard to watch your child at the same time.”

Flint police said the accident happened Tuesday afternoon in a driveway near Averill and Montana Ave. The victim, Jasmine Freshcosy, one of the five children in the home. Jasmine is currently in critical condition at the hospital with multiple injuries.

The mother reversed her Dodge Ram 350 passenger van and accidentally backed over her daughter, police said. The older children in the house yelled for her to move the vehicle forward.

The mother then loaded her children into the van to take the injured toddler to Hurley Medical Center.

Jasmine is currently in critical condition.

Flint Police and CPS are still investigating this case. Child Protective Services was also called to the hospital. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Jason Groulx at 810-237-6811. 

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