Toddler Hurt in "Freak Accident"
A Tennessee family moving to Miami pulled into a High Springs plaza Sunday afternoon.
They were walking to a subway restaurant, when the unthinkable happened; just a few steps from what would have been a normal lunch.
According to police, a 17-year-old driver accidentally hit his gas pedal instead of the brake, when he was pulling into a spot in front of Pepperoni's restaurant.
Max Ayerdis, 2, and his father Christian were standing on the sidewalk in front of the pizza place, and were hit by the teen's car
"After they backed up the car, the mom ran over, 'where's my baby, where's my baby' and obviously they found the child there," said Daniel Liezert, who was eating a slice of pizza just a few feet from where the car hit.
According to police, the toddler was flown to Shand's Hospital, with injuries to his legs, but the little boy is now said to be alright.
His father was treated for minor cuts.
Police are investigating the crash, and say charges may be brought against the teen.
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