In a majority of back-over accidents in which children were killed, the driver was a family member, according to KidsAndCars.
"The emotional tragedy is off the Richter scale," said Janette Fennell, president and founder of the group.
In a 2005 tragedy, Meredyth Bryant called to her 2-year-old daughter Annabelle to come out from behind a painting contractor's pickup truck in the driveway of the family's home near Richmond, Va., but it was too late. The contractor, who had no way to see the child, backed over Annabelle, killing her.
"These are very preventable accidents," Bryant said. "No one should have to die that way, especially an innocent child right in front of her mother."
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.gov
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