6-year-old child dies after being accidentally run over by family member

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BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) – UPDATE: Hillsborough deputies say a 6-year-old child has died after being accidentally run over by a relative in a Starbucks parking lot. 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says around 7:15 p.m. the 6-year-old opened the rear passenger side door of the vehicle and fell out of the vehicle. 

The driver was unaware the child fell out and ran the child over. 

The driver, who told detectives he did not realize the child had been run over by the vehicle, got out to check on the child, who was alert and did not appear to have any wounds at the time.

He placed the child back in the vehicle and continued to drive when he realized the child had lost consciousness, he called 911 and pulled over. The child was unresponsive when EMS arrived and was pronounced dead at Brandon Regional Hospital.

No charges have been filed against the driver at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
 

ORIGINAL STORY: 

News Channel 8 has learned Hillsborough County deputies are currently investigating an accident where a child was hit by a car.

According to deputies, the accident happened Friday evening on Causeway Boulevard near the Lake Brandon Plaza. 

Deputies say the child was hit by a family member who then took the child back home, where they called 911. 

The child was taken to Brandon Hospital in extremely critical condition, according to deputies. 

We’re working to get more information at this time. 

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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