Child crushed to death after fall from SUV

Child crushed to death after fall from SUV
View of Spreitenbach, where the fatal accident occurred. Photo:Wikimedia Commons
A four-year-old boy died in the canton of Aargau on Thursday after falling out of a Landrover sport utility vehicle (SUV) and being crushed by a car following behind.

The incident occurred shortly after 6pm in an industrial estate in Spreitenbach, the Aargauer Zeitung reported.

For reasons not immediately known, the child fell out of the black Landrover in a roundabout, according to initial information, the newspaper reported online.

The driver of a car following behind was unable to avoid running over the boy.

Suffering serious injuries, the child died on the spot, Roland Pfister, a spokesman for the Aargau cantonal police told 20 Minuten online.

Ambulance attendants and a team from the Rega emergency services attempted in vain to revive the child.

The Landrover was driven by the boy’s father, a 29-year-old Swiss man, who suffered from shock and was taken by firefighters for counselling.

The local prosecutor has opened an investigation to determine the exact causes of the tragedy.

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