Boy, 3, crushed by 4x4
A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy was crushed to death by a 4x4 being driven by his father at a Welsh farm.
Evan Williams died after falling out of the back of the vehicle Dewi Williams was driving, as it reversed.
The little boy’s mum, Sian Williams, and older sister were also in the Land Rover and witnessed the horrific accident.
An inquest into the death heard how tragedy struck on the afternoon of Sunday, October 21, at Ceunant Farm farm near Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire.
Evan, who had recently started attending nursery at Ysgol Bro Sion Cwilt in Synod Inn, was sat in the back of the vehicle.
The family, who lived on another farm a few miles away in Gorsgoch, Ceredigion, were transporting sheep.
As the vehicle was reversing, one of the rear doors opened and Evan fell from the back.
He fell onto the ground below and the vehicle continued to reverse over him. It was at this point that Evan suffered “catastrophic injuries” to his head and skull.
Speaking at the inquest into the death, Sergeant Shane Davies of DyfedPowys Police described what he encountered when he arrived at the scene.
He added that the vehicle had been forensically examined since the incident and while it had some “minor faults” these would have been “unrelated” and “not contributory” to the accident.
He said the door had to have been physically operated in order for it to have opened. “I don’t believe the door was faulty,” added Sergeant Davies.
“In my opinion, it had been securely fastened.”
A jury at the inquest returned a conclusion of accidental death.