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Costa Mesa father runs over toddler son in driveway

A 32-year-old father unintentionally ran over his 23-month-old son with his truck Sunday, killing the boy, according to police.

Costa Mesa police said Armando Medina went to move his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado from his driveway so that another car could pull out of it, and did not know that his youngest son, identified as Alexis Medina, was standing in front of it.

When Medina pulled forward, he told police he felt his vehicle "go over a bump," which he at first thought was just a speed bump on the street in front of his home in the 600 block of West Wilson Street.

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OMG! I realize this man must be beside himself but this is infuriating at the same time! Why wasn't anyone watching this boy?! Still, no one in the world is going to feel worse about this situation than the father who did it. I can't even imagine the pain!

May this angel rest in peace now. May God give consolement to their parents.
Such a tragic accident, this family needs all the support possible especially the father who at this point I can't imagine how he can feel.

I have a year-old son. Just thinking about this makes me like throwing up. I can't imagine the grief this father is going through. My heartfelt condolences go to this family.


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