Father runs over and kills 18-month-old boy in freak accident

Father runs over and kills 18-month-old boy in his 4×4 in freak accident as he popped out to run errand during family holiday at Spanish rental villa

  • 18-month-old boy died after being run over by his dad as he went to run errands 
  • Understood to have happened as driver reversed 4×4 from a rented holiday villa
  • The family were staying with friends in Conil de la Frontera near Cadiz, Andalucia
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A toddler has been killed by his own father in a freak holiday accident in Spain.

The 18-month-old boy died after being run over by his dad as he went to run errands.

The tragedy is understood to have happened as the unnamed driver reversed in his 4×4 from a rented holiday villa in Conil de la Frontera near Cadiz where the family were staying with friends.

The boy’s own dad rushed him to a medical centre where he was transferred to nearby Puerto Real Hospital but died shortly after arrival.

The tragedy is understood to have happened as the unnamed driver reversed in his 4×4 from a rented holiday villa in Conil de la Frontera near Cadiz (pictured, file photo) where the family were staying with friends

A local police investigation is underway into the incident, which happened late yesterday morning/late Friday morning in an area of Conil called El Colorado which consists mainly of country and holiday homes and some shops. The youngster was pronounced dead around 4pm yesterday/on Friday.

Town mayor Juan Manuel Bermudez described what had happened as “devastating and tragic.”

Conil de la Frontera is on the Costa de la Luz. Most tourists are Spanish although it is also popular with small numbers of German and British holidaymakers.

The clean, sandy beaches are the area’s main attraction.

On Wednesday a second child on holiday in Spain died within the space of a week in a Costa Blanca swimming pool.

The four-year-old Belgian boy was found in the water shortly after his parents made a stopover at a relative’s house in the Brit-popular area of Ciudad Quesada near Torrevieja.

The boy’s own dad rushed him to a medical centre where he was transferred to nearby Puerto Real Hospital (pictured, file photo) but died shortly after arrival

His family had only arrived hours earlier and were due to stay the night before continuing to Castellon further north.

Local reports said one one of his relatives, described as a nurse, jumped into the pool to pull him out and emergency responders spent nearly 45 minutes trying to revive him without success.

The previous Wednesday a Dutch girl also aged four drowned at a pool in Calpe north of Benidorm.

She reportedly ended up in the pool after going outside while her mum was looking after her younger sibling.

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