(Scroll down for video) A little girl has been killed after she tried jumping onto her grandfather’s moving vehicle, according to police reports in Nevada.
Authorities said that the 6-year-old girl has died after her grandfather accidentally ran over and dragged her while she tried to get into his moving car in southwest Las Vegas.
Metro Police said that the girl was standing right behind the Dodge Magnum this week when her grandfather started moving.
They said that the girl grabbed the car and tried to get into it, but the 52-year-old grandfather, Michael Gant, did not notice. The child was dragged about 40 feet until the vehicle stopped.
The girl, Censere Mosly-Wedemyer, was taken to University Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.
“People need to be very careful with their vehicles especially when backing out of their driveways where little children can be present. Such type of tragic accidents happen all around the country and are preventable,” Larry Jones, 56, an investigator in Nevada told YourJewishNews.com.
Police said that they are calling the death an accident. They also said that this death is the 35th traffic-related death this year in the police jurisdiction of Las Vegas.
These types of incidents is not unique to the United States.
Recently, in Israel, a tragedy struck a nice family, when a father accidentally ran over his 18-month-old son with his car, according to emergency workers in the Israeli city of Rosh Ha’ayin.
The father accidentally killed his own son, while reversing his car carelessly Wednesday. According to a police statement, it appears that the child was killed by his father when he reversed the car, not knowing that the child had left the vehicle.
A helpless Magen David Adom emergency crew was called to the scene and declared the child dead at the scene.
The tragic incident occurred on Hotmey Hamegila Street in Rosh HaAyin. MDA emergency forces, whose station is nearby, were called to the scene.
According to the preliminary investigation, it appears that the father was driving down a narrow path between two buildings and was not aware that his son was behind the car.
"The father is in total shock, we are waiting for him to recover in order to properly interrogate him," police said.
An emergency worker responding to the scene saw the mother holding the blood covered baby in her hand and screaming that he was run over by the car.
"I took the child and saw that he was unconscious and had no heartbeat. There was nothing I could do. I said he was dead. I've been a paramedic for many years and this is one of the most difficult cases I've seen," the emergency worker said.
Rosh Ha'ayin Police Commander Brigadier General Ratzon Peretz said the father assumed that the child already was in the house and therefore began to back up the car.
"The child died on the spot, the parents are in very poor condition. Currently we are working with the municipality and welfare services for help,” the police commander said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view