A 5-year-old is fighting for his life after being crushed by a vehicle backing out of a driveway.
Jameson Ashley, from Michigan, was walking with his big sister when the incident happened.
His mom Mallory said the vehicle continued to back up and “ran over the top of him,” according to WNEM News.
The 5-year-old boy had just started kindergarten and was out walking with his big sister in Richfield Township mobile home park, when it happened on August 30.
Mom Mallory said when the vehicle hit Jameson they “proceeded to still keep backing up and then ran over the top of him,” according to WNEM News.
“Then when she got out he was underneath her tire. He was just crushed.”
According to the news outlet both of Jameson’s arms were broken. He also suffered a collapsed lung, five ribs along with his pelvis were fractured and doctors had to remove his spleen.
‘Triple check yourself’
A GoFundMe appeal posted an update on September 8 saying Jameson still couldn’t eat.
“He won’t talk, nod his head or really any response. He has his cath and chest tube out. Hoping for a better tomorrow.”
It will be a while before Jameson can walk again and his family face the difficult task of finding in-home care and he will have to be home-schooled, according to the page.
“His class has drawn him pictures, his teacher has been up here with gifts for him,” Mallory said.
Jameson’s mom and dad Joshua have a message for all drivers.
“Triple check yourself,” Mallory said.” Even if you’ve got to get out of your car to tell the kids to step away from you. It’s very important.”
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