SA toddler dies after dad runs over her
28 August 2013, 14:33
Bloemfontein, South Africa - A toddler has died in South Africa after her
father accidentally reversed over her with his pick-up truck.
Volksblad reported on Wednesday that Martin Kruger, 35, a
farm manager, did not see his daughter Anika follow him outside
when he left the house at about 17:00 on Monday to go into town.
"I looked around to see where she was, because I knew
she was always outside. I didn't see her so assumed she was watching TV with
Kruger had reversed his pick-up about two metres when he
heard a "strange noise" and immediately knew something was wrong. He
got out and found his youngest daughter lying next to the wheel.
She was rushed to the nearest doctor but was already dead.
"How do you cope? It feels like a part of your life has
been taken away. It's a very difficult situation," said Kruger.
He added that he and his wife, Ursula, and their other daughters Alusru,
5, and Anserie, 4, have received a lot of support from friends and family
She will be buried on Friday.