A toddler was airlifted Monday around 4 p.m. after she was struck by a vehicle in her own driveway.
Warren County Sheriff’s Department is handling the incident, and Major Jason Walker says the father was the driver.
“Joseph Summers, 38, was the father and driver of the truck, a 2012 Chevrolet 3500,” said Walker. “The child is 14 months old.”
Summers told officers he was unaware of the child’s presence when he put the truck in reverse and began to back up.
“The father left the child with a sibling at the chicken coop,” said Walker. “The father and two sons then went to the truck in the driveway. As he was backing out he felt the bump. The incident is still under investigation.”
Dispatchers reported the child’s condition as semi-conscious, moaning and turning blue. Warren County EMS responded. The child was transported to a nearby field where she was airlifted by LifeForce, reportedly to Vanderbilt Hospital. Her condition is not currently known.
The incident occurred in the 6000 block of Short Mountain Road in the Blues Hill area. The Tennessee Highway Patrol also responded.