A 12-year-old girl has accidentally killed her two-year-old brother after running him over with the family car.
The girl had started the Chevrolet SUV for her parents as they were preparing to leave their home in Orlando. Florida’s Highway Patrol said the car shifted into gear and rolled down the driveway, hitting her younger brother.
Sergeant Kim Montes said there was a “very chaotic and emotional scene” as neighbours rushed over to help. The toddler, who has not been named, was declared dead in hospital. Officials have not explained why the girl had been allowed to start the vehicle. A state trooper at the scene said an investigation into the accident continues.