Moultrie Observer

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June 3, 2014

Mom runs over 6-year-old

NORMAN PARK — A six-year-old boy was allegedly run over by his mother when he jumped from her vehicle Monday.

Norman Park police were summoned to Colquitt Regional Medical Center, where the boy had been taken by private vehicle, according to the police incident report. The boy’s name was redacted from the report, but his mother’s was not.

Mayra Jocelyn Mendoza, 265 Serena Drive, told police there had been an altercation between her son and a sibling, and she had put him in her Pontiac Montana van to drive to the police station so an officer could talk with the boy about his actions.

Mendoza said as she was backing to the driveway at their residence, the boy jumped out of the van.

“At that point it appears as if [the boy] fell into the path of the vehicle and was run over by the right rear tire,” the officer wrote in his report. “The reporting officer did observe tire tracks on the child’s chest from left shoulder to right abdomen.”

The boy was airlifted to the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon for further treatment, the Norman Park Police report said.

Without the boy’s name, The Observer was unable to learn his condition from the hospital. Norman Park Police Chief Chuck Snyder said Tuesday he hadn’t heard anything new about the boy’s condition. The family didn’t appear to have returned from Macon, he said, so he assumed the child was still in the hospital.

The police report said officers found no sign of foul play, and no charges have been filed.

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