Lucky es­cape for tod­dler hit by dad’s re­vers­ing ve­hi­cle

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A CHILD has es­caped with mi­nor in­juries af­ter be­ing struck by a ve­hi­cle on Thurs­day.

It is be­lieved the two-year-old boy was hit by a re­vers­ing ve­hi­cle, driven by his fa­ther, at a prop­erty on Hopetoun St at about 12.30pm.

He was then air­lifted to the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Mel­bourne.

Rochester po­lice Sergeant Dale Simm said the child had made a full re­cov­ery and was now back at home.

“He had no bro­ken bones — just mi­nor abra­sions. Which, for an ac­ci­dent of this kind, is a good out­come,” Sgt Simm said.

“As I un­der­stand it, the par­ents were be­ing cau­tious and told the kids to stand back.’’

Sgt Simm em­pha­sised the need for mo­torists to be cau­tious: “It serves as a re­minder for driv­ers to be care­ful around chil­dren.’’

‘‘Make sure kids are at a safe dis­tance and have some­one watch­ing the kids.”

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