A Valencia family was last night mourning the tragic death of 18-month-old toddler Ilena Mansoor, after she was accidentally run over by a pick-up driven by a relative at the family’s home yesterday.
The T&T Guardian understands the parents were very distraught and were yet to give full statements to the police on what happened.
However, a police source said preliminary investigations revealed the little girl ran through a door left open by another relative and into the yard. She was run over by a male relative who was at the time reversing his pick-up and unaware she was in the yard. The child was rushed to the Valencia Health Centre but died on the way.
An autopsy is expected to be conducted on the child’s body today at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
PC Ramkhelawan is continuing investigations.