5-year-old driver hits mother, younger sister

2:23 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (WTHR) -- A young child and her mother are recovering from their injuries from an accident involving the family's vehicle in their own driveway Wednesday evening.

The accident happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Jill Court, near E. 25th Street and Post Road. Police say a five-year-old child shifted an SUV into neutral, possibly accidentally, and the vehicle backed onto his three-year-old sister, who was in a car seat, and the children's mother, who was loading parcels into the trunk.

The victims, 41-year-old Kerisa Pratt-Allen, and her daughter, Casielle, were pinned under the vehicle, which rolled into the street.

The children's father heard cries for help and rushed to move the vehicle.

"When officers arrived, a father...a distraught father, in a panic, obviously, his wife and child, were run over by a vehicle," said Officer Chris Wilburn.

Police believe the mother took the brunt of the impact from the SUV.

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