Mom hits son, 3, with car

July 28, 2008 5:38:11 PM PDT
A mother has struck and seriously injured her 3-year-old son with her car in the family's Long Island driveway after he ran out to greet her. Suffolk County police say Brentwood resident Patricia Vasquez was backing her car into the driveway Monday afternoon when Kenneth Alfaro ran out of the house.

Police say the mother didn't know her son was in the driveway and hit him with the car.

Vasquez immediately drove the boy to a hospital. Kenneth is listed in serious but stable condition with head and neck fractures.

The mother's car has been impounded for a safety check.

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