'Perfect little boy' aged 17-months is run over and killed by an SUV as he 'toddled' away from his mother in a hotel car park the day before seeing his favourite CBeebies show on stage

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'Perfect little boy' aged 17-months is run over and killed by an SUV as he 'toddled' away from his mother in a hotel car park the day before seeing his favourite CBeebies show on stage

Post by HoratioTarr on Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:48 pm

A 'perfect' one-year-old was tragically run over by a car in a hotel car park after walking away from his mother the day before he was due to see his favourite TV show live on stage.
Jackson Yates, 17 months, 'toddled' away from his mother Cheryl as she was locking their car up at the Ibis Hotel in Salford, Greater Manchester on August 10 this year.
The youngster was believed to have been chasing after other members of his family, who were also invited on the trip to see his favourite CBeebies show - In The Night Garden - the next day.
Jackson, who lived with his father Carl, mother Cheryl and older brother Joshua in Yarm, Teeside, died after being hit by Deniss Tiscenko's Toyota RAV SUV.
Mr Tiscenko, originally from Lithuania, was not charged with any criminal offence after police said they were satisfied the accident could not have been helped, Bolton Coroner's Court heard today.


Mr Tiscenko, who was not present at the inquest, said in a statement he thought he had run over a 'speed bump' and was travelling at around two miles per hour when the accident happened.

His car had safety features that were supposed to make a noise and show a display on the dashboard if there was a stationary pedestrian or object in the way - but they did not make a sound.
He said: 'I would say that I was familiar with the car and would describe myself as a careful driver.
'If the car detected a imminent collision then it would automatically apply the brakes. 
'I had been parked at the Shell garage as I did not know where the hotel car park was.


'I turned looking for a car parking space. I turned very slowly around two miles per hour in a large section of the car park,
'A couple of feet away to my car I saw three people walking towards my car. On my right there were these pedestrians in the road.
'I slowed down in case they wanted to pass in from of me but they didn't at this point. I was about to turn.
'The three people on the right and side of my car were still there.
'I suddenly felt my car go over something, it felt like a speed bump. It was then that the faces of the three people next to my car changed.


'I knew something was wrong. I thought what had happened at this point was that must have gone over a dog or a cat or something like that and I did not see a child near my car before this point.
'One of the people started banging on my car window but I couldn't hear what they were saying. I was in shock and assumed I was still on top of what I had hit.
'I put the car in reverse and moved the car back about one meter. I saw a lady pull a child out from the front of my car.
'I was in complete shock and ran straight into the hotel to get help and call 999. 
'I did not see the boy before the collision and I have no idea where he came from.'
The passenger in his car, on the right hand side, also confirmed that he saw the three women who had been with Jackson, but that he had only seen the tot a 'split second' in the 'instant' before the impact.


PC Neil Pennington from Greater Manchester Police's collision investigation unit told the inquest that he had viewed CCTV which supported the drivers version of events.
He said that the CCTV showed the whole incident, of the Toyota travelling slowly, and showed the family getting out of the car.
He added: 'While Cheryl appeared to be locking the car Jackson was walking away towards the hotel, he was following other members of his family.
'The CCTV shows that the other members of the family weren't aware of Jackson's presence.
'He then began to toddle, what you would expect from a child of that age, and goes past the group of three and seems to slow and it is that point when the Toyota slowly turned right into the car park.


'Unfortunately that is when the collision occurred. We are satisfied that the driver hadn't committed any offence.
'If there was any indication of that then he would have been arrested be we are satisfied that that was not the case.'
A post mortem report from Manchester Royal Children's Hospital confirmed that Jackson had died at the Ibis Hotel as a result of severe head injuries and multiple skull fractures.
PC Holmes added that the raised nature of the car, the wing-mirror and the left hand drive had meant that the driver would not have been able to see Jackson as he stated.


He also told the inquest that he had investigated the alarm system installed in the car, and concluded that even if it had gone off at Jackson's presence there would not have been enough time for the driver to react and the collision would still have occurred.
PC Holmes added: 'He could see the pedestrians which he needed to be aware of. Jackson would have been masked from view by elements of the car and he probably wouldn't have had any idea that Jackson was in such close proximity to the car.'
Recording a conclusion of 'accident' Senior Coroner Jennifer Leeming said: 'The underlying cause of death was from the most tragic accident.
'This will be properly recorded as an awful, tragic, desperate accident and I am so sorry.'



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5137341/Jackson-Yates-died-accident-Salford-hotel-car-park.html
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Post by HoratioTarr on Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:49 pm

Toddlers are notorious for being like oiled weasels.   I saw a toddler the other day in the supermarket car park with his dad, on reins.   An old fashioned method keeping your babies safe, but one that works.
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Smile

I consider the attitude of that newspaper reporter to be quite disgusting and vexatious...

She is putting too much weight of responsibilty on the car driver and his vehicle, in the way that she has written and presented her article..

Whereas it is the toddler that has run under the poor driver's car, and it's not like that driver was hooning around the carpark. I also consider it quote wrong for the paper to print the name and nationality of the driver, when that has no direct bearing on the accidental death of the child..


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Post by HoratioTarr on Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:45 pm

He wasn't blamed, and rightly so.   I actually feel more sorry for him, as he has to live with this for the rest of his life and it wasn't his fault.
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