Pleasanton Police Lieutenant Jim Knox said the car had been parked in the driveway and that it appeared its most recent driver had not properly placed the car in park and failed to engage the emergency brake. The vehicle began rolling backward while unoccupied and rolled over the young boy.
"A second child, an 18-month-old girl, was also near the vehicle when it began rolling," Knox said. "She was knocked over. However, it is unclear if she was struck by the vehicle or simply knocked over when the parent was pulling the boy from under the car. She received minor abrasions but was checked at the scene by emergency medical personnel and determined to be uninjured."
Three-year-old Cade Vieler was taken by ambulance to the Amador Valley High School parking lot where he was airlifted to the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. Tests there showed that he did not sustain any internal injuries.
Cade's mother Erika is the girls' swimming coach at Amador Valley High.
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