Grantsville mother backs over toddler

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A Grantsville toddler remained in critical condition Saturday evening after his mother accidentally backed over him with a van.

The 2-year-old boy's mother was maneuvering a full-size Ford van in the driveway of the family's mobile home on the 600 block of East Main Street about 4 p.m. when she felt a bump, said Grantsville Police Lt. Steve Barrett.

The woman stopped the vehicle and noticed she had partially backed over the boy's abdomen, Barrett said. She apparently did not realize her son was playing nearby, he said.

The boy was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived on scene.

"He was screaming bloody murder," Barrett said.

The toddler was flown by helicopter to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City as a precaution. The boy will be categorized in critical condition until doctors determine he has no internal injuries, Barrett said.

Grantsville police are investigating the incident.

Melinda Rogers