A 22-month-old toddler today was killed after he was accidentally run over by an SUV, which was being driven by the wife of a police chief in a Florida high school parking.
The tragic accident that left a family without their precious baby took place on Friday night. Initially, the identity of the driver was being kept confidential. It was revealed only later that the driver was a 51-year-old woman by the name of Pamela Bodenheimer. She was at her daughter's softball match at Titusville High School in Florida, where the accident took place.
The toddler was a boy by the name of Brady Hutto, who had wandered off in the parking lot, where his mother had come to get something from her car. According to reports, little Brady walked off in the parking lot while his mother was busy taking something out from her car. At the same time, Pamela Bodenheimer was reversing her car and she did not see the child behind it. Brady's mother witnessed the car backing and she tried her best to warn the driver, but it was too late. The toddler got a serious injury as he received a trauma to the chest.
The police reported that when Pamela Bodenheimer was investigated, she said that she did not see the boy and she was quite devastated about the incident. There was not even any alcohol involved. So far no charges have been filed. However, her SUV was confiscated for further investigation and Pamela faces a potential charge for improper backing. According to reports, Bodenheimer's daughter and the boy's sisters are teammates on the Auburndale Bloodhounds softball team. Pamela Bodenheimer apologized extensively for the tragic accident to the family.
The softball game was cancelled immediately after the incident and support poured in from the boy's community. After Brady was hit, a witness tried to perform CPR on him before he was taken to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead soon after arrival.
Soon after the accident took place, Twitter was flooded with condolence messages for the toddler Brady. A woman from the boy's neighborhood, Jennifer Sansone wrote, "He was the most adorable, sweetest, loving, & charismatic little boy & will be dearly missed. He was loved by many."