3-year-old boy injured in car accident near City Hall moved to stable condition

The car reversed from Nature's Garden's parking lot onto West Granada Boulevard after the boy said he "played with the keys."

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  • | 1:00 p.m. March 3, 2016
The parking lot where the incident took place March 2 (Photo by Emily Blackwood).
The parking lot where the incident took place March 2 (Photo by Emily Blackwood).
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More light is being shed on the incident that resulted in a 3-year-old boy being airlifted to the hospital March 2. 

After parking her car at Nature's Garden, Ashley Wilson went inside and left her son and her keys in the car, according to the Ormond Beach Police Department's report. Wilson told police that she was in the store for one minute before she noticed her Chevy Blazer was not where she parked it. 

She left the store and saw the car facing south was partially in the outside eastbound lane of West Granada Boulevard and partially still in the parking lot. After running to the vehicle, she found her son lying in the roadway behind the driver side rear tire. Wilson picked up her son, put him back in the vehicle and moved the car back into the parking lot. 

The mother told police she thought he got out of his car seat, climbed into the driver's seat and somehow managed to put the car in neutral. 

One witness told police that she heard Wilson say "Oh my God it ran him over," and another stated that they saw Wilson get knocked to the ground with her son a few times after picking him up. The child was airlifted to Halifax Hospital, and his injuries have not be confirmed. He was moved to stable condition March 3. 

OBPD talked with the boy's father at the hospital, who said the boy told him that he "got out of the car and tried to stop it." 

The police report states that though the child's injuries are consistent with being struck or ran over, they are still unable to determine if that's what actually happened. 

This investigation is ongoing. Check back for updates. 


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