Sheriff’s office: Toddler accidentally run over in Chimacum

The 2½-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

CHIMACUM — A 2½-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after his father accidentally ran him over on a property on West Valley Road in Chimacum on Sunday morning, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Mark Apeland said the boy was airlifted to the Seattle hospital from the field at Chimacum High School.

‘Run over by tires’

The boy “was run over by the tires of the truck,” Apeland said. He said the father was maneuvering his Chevrolet Silverado on the boy’s grandmother’s property near the school.

The man’s son got in front of the truck without him noticing and a front wheel of the truck ran the boy over, Apeland said.

‘Serious injuries’

“He has some serious injuries,” Apeland said.

Further information on the boy’s condition was not available Sunday.

He said after the accident the father drove his son to the school, where it would be easier for first responders to treat him.

Apeland called it “an unfortunate accident,” and said the father would not face any charges.

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Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at [email protected] dailynews.com.

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