Three-year-old toddler dies after family car 'rolls' onto him

Family are being comforted by specially trained officers after the incident in Dorset

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A toddler has died outside his home after the family car rolled onto him.

It is believed the unidentified three-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after the vehicle rolled off the driveway outside the Poole home in Dorset at 3.30pm on Thursday.

Although an air ambulance was scrambled as a precaution, the child was taken by road ambulance to hospital where he later died from his injuries on Friday morning.

The little boy's family are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers. They have requested that they be left in peace to grieve,” Inspector Matt Butler of the Dorset Police Traffic Unit said in a statement.

Insp Butler added an investigation had been launched into events with officers conducting door-to-door inquires with the family’s neighbours.

Police officers were also seen investigating the house, the Bournemouth Echo reported. Three police vehicle, two cars and a van remain outside the home.