Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a two-year-old boy lets go of his mum’s hand and runs into the road just as an oncoming van hits him running him over.
The boy was fatally injured in the accident which took place in the municipality of Choloma in the north-western Honduran department of Vores and he died after being taken to hospital.
According to local media, the mother was trying to get into a taxi with her son when the accident happened.
Pictures Credit: CEN
In the shocking footage, the mum opens the cab’s back door for her son to sit down but he wanders off behind the car and she chases after him.
At one point, the mum appears to just grab hold of the toddler’s T-shirt, however he breaks loose and runs straight into the path of an oncoming van.
He is seen being dragged along the road before the vehicle’s wheels run over his body.
The toddler, identified as two-year-old Elmer Jeremias Torres, was reportedly taken to hospital alive, but he died from his injuries several hours later.
Meanwhile, the van driver has been arrested as the investigation continues,
According to the Observatory of Violence at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), over 600 people have been killed in road accidents in Honduras so far this year.
The ViralTab page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.