We can not imagine what this must feel like. Jamie Ellison, who is a father of four in England, posted a Facebook status on Friday morning after his son, AJ, was hit by a car and seriously injured.
People responded to his post:
The police were called to investigate the scene and after the investigation it was determined that the boy had been hit in a private driveway by a “close family member”.
It was then that Ellison realised it was in fact him. He then posted this:
The Gloucerstershire Echo posted a follow up story on the incident and Ellison left a comment expressing his remorse.
Yesterday morning, I put my two girls into the car ready for the school. AJ is at the window waving. I reverse out of my drive a minute later after seat belting my two daughters. I drop them at school at which time my girlfriend has alerted me that AJ has been hit by a vehicle.
Naturally, I get to the scene with police, ambulances, etc., and of course I’m assuming its a hit and run as I had no idea I reversed into my son on the blind side. My two daughters were also unaware he was there. A few hours later thanks to some amazing police men/women they found CCTV footage which showed that I hit my own son.
Could you imagine what I felt like then knowing I nearly killed my own son completely unaware that I was responsible? You really think I hit him on purpose to do a school run only to get in an ambulance with him 10 mins later? Think about that. Then I have to collect my other son and two daughters from school and inform them about their brother.
I hope it’s a chat you never have to go through. I can genuinely understand some opinions on here, but that’s all they are, opinions. Now you have FACTS of a horrible family tragedy. The little man is recovering well, and young enough to forget this day. It’s something that will never be etched from my mind. So please understand this is an accident.
He ended it with this plea:
“I don’t want bad things said about me or my family. We’re decent hard working parents, and trying to do our best. It’s a horrible tragedy,and no one is more sorry than I am as I look at cuts and bruises on my son. Constantly thinking what if…what if?”
AJ’s injuries were considered serious but not life threatening.